The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

How to Navigate Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options--And Remain Optimistic--In an Age of Information Overload

by Elisa, M.D. Port

Paperback, 298 pages

"From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age—a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, and peace of mind. The breast cancer cure rate is at an all-time high, and so is the information—and misinformation—available to patients and their families. Online searches can lead to unreliable sources, leaving even the most resilient patient feeling uneasy and uncertain about her diagnosis, treatment options, doctors, side effects, and recovery. Adding to a patient's anxiety is input from well-meaning friends and family, with stories, worries, and opinions to share, sometimes without knowing the details of her particular case, when in reality breast cancer treatment has gone well beyond a "onesize fits all" approach. Elisa Port, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and co-director of the Dubin Breast Center in Manhattan, offers an optimistic antidote to the ocean of Web data on screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Inside you'll discover the various scenarios when mammograms indicate the need for a biopsy the questions to ask about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction the important things to look for when deciding where to get care the key to deciphering complicated pathology reports and avoiding confusion the facts on genetic testing and the breast cancer genes: BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 the best resources and advice for those supporting someone with breast cancer From innovations inbreast cancer screening and evaluating results to post-treatment medications and living as a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elisa Port describes every possible test and every type of doctor visit, providing a comprehensive, empathetic guide that every newlydiagnosed woman (and her family) will want to have at her side. Advance praise for The New Generation Breast Cancer Book "Elisa Port, M.D., is the doctor every patient deserves: brilliant and compassionate. Her book will be a sanity saver and, quite possibly, a life saver."—Geralyn Lucas, author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy "The New Generation Breast Cancer Book helps you sort through all the information you've gathered, make sense of the terminology, consider the options, and make the rightdecisions for your unique case."—Edie Falco "A lifeline for many women in need of today's most up-to-date choices for treatment. Everyone should read this book for themselves, their mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and friends."—Kara DioGuardi, Grammy-nominated songwriter, music executive, and Arthouse Entertainment co-founder"—

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