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The intelligent patient guide to breast cancer

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Olivotto, Ivo, Gelmon, Karen, McCready, David, Kuusk, Urve. Vancouver, BC: Intelligent Patient Guide Ltd. , 2011. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
FE 300 OLI 2011
This book for cancer patients and their families, by five practicing physicians and professors of medicine from Toronto and Vancouver, equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. Topics covered in the book include what cancer is, all about mammograms, breast…
Title
The intelligent patient guide to breast cancer
Author
Olivotto, Ivo
Gelmon, Karen
McCready, David
Kuusk, Urve
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
Intelligent Patient Guide Ltd.
Year Published
2011
Physical Description
Softcover: 315 p.
Topics
Breast Cancer-Therapy
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer-Coping
Abstract
This book for cancer patients and their families, by five practicing physicians and professors of medicine from Toronto and Vancouver, equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. Topics covered in the book include what cancer is, all about mammograms, breast self-examination technique, risk, what to do if a lump is found, benefits and side effects of all treatments, chemotherapy and radiation, what type of surgery is best, coping with cancer, reconstructive surgery and physiotherapy, living with the diagnosis, diet and vitamins, what herceptin is and how it should be used, the new concept of partial breast radiotherapy, what a sentinel node biopsy is, preventing recurrence of cancer, and practical tips.
ISBN
9780981159911
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
FE 300 OLI 2011
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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