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The Complete Guide to Breast Reconstruction
Facing mastectomy can be scary and confusing. There are medical terms to learn, options to consider, and important decisions to make, all while trying to carry on with work, family, and life.
For more than 20 years, The Complete Guide to Breast Reconstruction (formerly The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook) has been a trusted, essential resource about mastectomy and reconstruction, and all things related.
This newly updated version offers insight, information, and understanding for anyone who is facing mastectomy. You'll find answers to those questions that keep you up at night, and even questions that you may not have thought of yet. Reading this book will arm you with the latest information about all of your mastectomy and postmastectomy options. Most importantly, you'll know what is available, what to expect, and you'll be empowered to take an active role in the shared decision-making process with your surgeon, regardless of how you decide to proceed.
"...the definitive resource for straight talk about restorative breast surgery..."—Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery
"A bible for all patients facing mastectomy and breast reconstruction."—Nursing Times
Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk
Up to 10 percent of breast cancers are caused by inherited mutations in specific genes. Finding out that you or your loved ones may be at increased risk of developing cancer because of a genetic mutation raises plenty of questions: Is cancer inevitable? What can you do to reduce your high risk? Should you have preemptive treatments or surgery?
This resource for previvors, survivors, genetic counselors, physicians, advocates, and others answers these questions and more. Written by three passionate patient advocates, this book is a compilation of the trusted information provided for more than two decades by Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), the de facto voice of the hereditary cancer community.
"...an ambitious project written by leaders in the field, and I'm impressed at the range of topics cover with great detail and nuance." —Julie S. Mak, MS, MSc, Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, UCSF
The Breast Cancer Book