a psychological survival guide for breast cancer

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Breast Cancer

Author : Lucille M. Pederson
ISBN : 0897894383
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A supportive, self-help manual on breast cancer. This book provides important information on detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and experts. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed frankly and openly. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights. This book is a helpful guide to detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Pederson and Trigg have drawn on their own experiences with cancer patients to provide frank discussions of the physiological and psychological aspects of breast cancer. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and friends. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed in language accessible to the general reader. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggested reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights.

Everyone S Guide To Cancer Supportive Care

Author : Ernest Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780740793066
Genre : Medical
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This new companion book to AMP's highly successful Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy, now in its fourth edition, is a comprehensive hands-on guide for patients and their families who face cancer's many challenges. Knowledge and information provide the greatest tools--and greatest comforts--for anyone fighting cancer or helping a family member or friend who is. Now AMP bolsters that strength-giving arsenal with Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care. Through more than 50 chapters, cancer care specialists Ernest and Isadora Rosenbaum--along with nearly 80 other medical experts--answer every conceivable question concerning a cancer patient's physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. This extremely effective format first appeared as Supportive Cancer Care (Sourcebooks 2001), but we've completely revised and updated the entire book to reflect the latest care advances and techniques. The wide range of covered topics includes: * Understanding cancer and its treatments * Chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant side effects * Stress and cancer * The will to live * Cancer and spirituality * Sexuality * Nutritional considerations * Rehabilitation and fitness With this book, cancer patients and those who care for them can make informed decisions, face the disease with renewed courage, and care for both their well-being and their bodies. The Rosenbaums provide an incredible source of information and hope in the face of this frightening illness.

Breast Cancer

Author : Sandra Haber
ISBN : UOM:39015033339725
Genre : Medical
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"As the incidence of breast cancer among women has risen there has been a growing need among mental health professionals to understand both the medical and psychological effects of this devastating illness. This volume, originally published by the Division of Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association, is designed to educate as well as involve therapists and counselors in the psychological treatment of patients and their families." "This collaborative venture of 10 women psychologists addresses the emotional responses of patients, families, and caretakers. The contributors also examine the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that may influence cancer morbidity and mortality. This volume is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse therapists, and other mental health professionals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Junior Doctor Survival Guide Epub3

Author : Paul Watson
ISBN : 9780729584999
Genre : Medical
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Be punctual, hard-working and honest, but most importantly – be excellent. Written by residents, for interns and residents, the Junior Doctor Survival Guide is a thorough, focused summary of everything you need to know to get through your internship and residency (relatively) intact. It provides advice on seeking help from your senior clinicians, ensuring ethical practice and decision making, conducting an efficient ward round and carrying out emergency assessments and includes a concise overview of the salient features of specialist medical and surgical care in both in- and outpatient settings. Covering both clinical and professional contexts, this guide will support you to build your confidence in applying the principles you learned in medical school to the real world. Scenario boxes – how difficult conversations should be approached Common medications – quick reference tables of common medications and dosages Clinical abbreviations and acronyms – a comprehensive list of common abbreviations and acronyms used throughout clinical settings. Full eBook on ExpertConsult

Breast Cancer Husband

Author : Marc Silver
ISBN : 9781605296043
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 79. 66 MB
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A unique guide, like none other on the market--packed with medical information, practical tips, psychological insight, and coping strategies--to help men help the women they love through this trying time. When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband three years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels. He searched in vain for a book that would give him the information and advice he so desperately sought. Now this award-winning journalist has compiled just the kind of emotionally supportive and useful resource that he wished he had been able to consult. In his years as a consumer journalist and veteran of the News You Can Use staff at U.S. News & World Report, Marc Silver learned what kind of information and advice on medical crises readers found most valuable. He draws on that experience as he covers in depth all the issues couples coping with breast cancer will have to face during diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Highlights include: The shared experiences of other breast cancer husbands Guidance from top cancer doctors in the country Advice on when, how, and what to tell your young children Tips on coping with radiation and chemotherapy A candid discussion of sex and intimacy following breast cancer surgery More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. At last, with this book, the men who love them have a road map to help them through a difficult and unprecedented journey.

The Silver Lining

Author : Hollye Jacobs
ISBN : 9781476743721
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs’s world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal. Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Hollye’s close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, The Silver Lining is both Hollye’s memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery. The second section of each chapter is told from Hollye’s point of view as a medical expert. In addition to providing a glossary of important terms and resources, she addresses the physical and emotional aspects of treatment, highlights what patients can expect, and provides action steps, including: What to do when facing a diagnosis How to find the best and most supportive medical team What questions to ask What to expect at medical tests How to talk with and support children How to relieve or avoid side effects How to be a supportive friend or family member How to find Silver Linings Looking for and finding Silver Linings buoyed Hollye from the time of her diagnosis throughout her double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and recovery. They gave her the balance and perspective to get her through the worst days, and they compose the soul of the book. The Silver Lining of Hollye’s illness is that she can now use the knowledge gleaned from her experience to try to make it better for those who have to follow her down this difficult path. This is why she is sharing her story. Hollye is the experienced girlfriend who wants to help shed some light in the darkness, provide guidance through the confusion, and hold your hand every step of the way. At once comforting and instructive, realistic and inspiring, The Silver Lining is a visually beautiful, poignant must-read for everyone who has been touched by cancer.

Cancer Survival Guide

Author : Charlotte Libov
ISBN : 9781630060145
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 88. 27 MB
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A cancer diagnosis brings along with it immediate feelings of fear, panic, and helplessness, often causing the patient to make rash decisions about their treatment. Just as the title implies, theCancer Survival Guidewill lead you through what will undoubtedly be the most crucial healthcare decisions you ll ever make. This definitive manual to understanding, managing, and preventing the disease offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the subject, such as: What cancer is, its symptoms and causes, and how it affects the body Major forms of cancer, including statistics on gender, age, culture, and prognosis How to choose a doctor, and the major treatment centers based on diagnosis Conventional and alternative treatments available, and what side effects to expect Coping strategies for cancer sufferers and their loved ones How to navigate life after cancer, the future of cancer research, and much more . . . Rely on theCancer Survival Guideto address every facet of this illness that not only affects the sufferer s physical well-being and lifestyle, but one whose reverberations are also felt emotionally and spiritually, impacting family, friends, and caregivers alike."

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