Johns Hopkins University Press
368 pages ~ 6 x 9
50 images/before-and-after patient photos
An essential resource about mastectomy and reconstruction for more than 20 years. In this extensively updated and expanded edition, author, health writer, and two-time breast cancer survivor Kathy Steligo provides the insight and information patients need to understand their mastectomy and postmastectomy options.
This comprehensive road map explains the advantages and disadvantages of different surgeries that remove the breasts and restore them. Readers will learn what to expect from surgery and recovery, make decisions that are best for them, and how to deal with the bumps along the way.
A one-of-a-kind guide for patients, loved ones, health care professionals, educators, and advocates.
"A bible for all patients facing mastectomy and breast reconstruction." —Nursing Times
...will empower you to take an active role in the shared decision-making process with your surgical team..."—Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, PRMA Plastic Surgery Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction
"I recommend this book to all my patients."—Josh Levine, MD,
"...the definitive resource for straight talk about restorative breast surgery. Wonderfully positive." —Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery
"The single most important resource for anyone who is considering mastectomy, with or without reconstruction." —Sue Friedman, Exec. Dir., Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)