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Named a 2010 Best Consumer Health by the American Journal of Nursing

The Breast Cancer Companion is for the 2+ million women living with breast cancer in the US. It provides a step-by-step guide through the breast cancer treatment process guiding women towards a healthy outcome.

The book is full of health information, tips, questions, resources, and inspirational quotes from breast cancer survivors that will guide women through the treatment process. It provides ample space and encouragement to record questions, thoughts and feelings, doctor's appointments, medications, and contact information for the oncology team and others. It covers myriad details often lost in the trauma and emotion of diagnosis and illness.It will help women be well-organized and well-informed, and have peace of mind so that, so they have the time and energy to focus on what matters most: staying well and achieving a healthy outcome.

Special Features of the book include

A Calendar to plan and manage your schedule
A Directory to organize important contacts
Questions to ask your medical team
Tips and advice from breast cancer survivors to inspire other women
Ample space to reflect on your experience
A list of Resources and breast cancer-related organizations
;A Few Words from the Authors-The Meaningfulness of This Project; How to Make This Book Work for You; 1. First Steps; 2. Recovery; 3. My Team and My Plans; 5. Record-Keeping; 6. Resources;"This book will help patients newly diagnosed and struggling with the confusing array of terms, technologies, and choices before them. Organization is the first step to control and this book provides the means to get started" - Clifford A. Hudis, MD, Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"This book is a wonderful and helpful resource for the woman with breast cancer. It is calming, positive and reassuring. I will recommend it to my patients." -John Link, M.D., Breast oncologist and author of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual

"I wish The Breast Cancer Companion was available when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having this in hand would have simplified matters and made managing treatment far easier. I cannot recommend this enough to any woman diagnosed with breast cancer." - Maria T. Vargas, Pre-K Teacher, Rockefeller University Child and Family Center and breast cancer survivor

"This workbook for patients offers a wealth of tools for keeping track of doctor visits, medications, treatments, and expenses while surviving breast cancer, combined with advice on preparing for different types of treatment and suggestions for regaining health after treatment. There is also an overview of reconstruction and prosthesis and related intimacy issues. The bulk of the book contains forms for organizing the medical team's contacts, space for making notes on medical appointments, a calendar, and logs for keeping track of treatment history, medications, and lab tests. There are also forms for organizing insurance information and itemizing medical expenses. Peppered with boxed quotes from real survivors, the book includes a glossary and lists of books, magazines, organizations, and vendors. Sokolowski is co-founder of Norwalk Hospital's Smilow Family Breast Health Center. Rossi is co-author of a diabetes patient workbook."

-- Book News, Inc.
Published: Demos Health on
ISBN: 9781932603996
List price: $16.95
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