Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies

 
 
For Dummies (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 14. August 2017
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  • 384 Seiten
 
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978-1-119-27226-7 (ISBN)
 
Your trusted, no-nonsense guide to detecting and managing breast cancer
From the breast health experts at the American Breast Cancer Foundation comes a sensitive and authoritative guide to the most common cancer in women: breast cancer. Covering everything from prevention to dealing with a diagnosis to coping with life after cancer, it serves as a trusted resource for anyone whose life has been touched by this dreaded disease.
Advancements in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment are being made every day, but it can be overwhelming and confusing knowing where to turn and who to trust. Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies distills the information into one easy-to-follow guide, giving you quick, expert advice on everything you'll face as you manage your breast health. From getting to know your treatment options to talking to loved ones about breast cancer--and everything in between--it does the legwork for you so you can take a deep breath and focus on your health.
* Perform regular self-exams the right way
* Cope with the many decisions that need to be made if you're diagnosed
* Ask the right questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction
* Decipher complicated pathology reports with confidence
Whether you're at risk for breast cancer or have been diagnosed and want to know your options, Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies empowers you to take your health into your own hands.
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  • Englisch
  • Somerset
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  • USA
John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • 14,14 MB
978-1-119-27226-7 (9781119272267)
1119272262 (1119272262)
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Marshalee George, PhD, is Faculty and Oncology Nurse Practitioner at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Breast Center.
Kimlin Tam Ashing, PhD, is Professor and Founding Director of City of Hope's Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education. Together they have over 40 years combined experience in treating breast cancer patients through diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and recurrent illness, as well as survivorship and follow-up care.
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • About This Book
  • Foolish Assumptions
  • Icons Used in This Book
  • Beyond the Book
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Part 1 Knowing About Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 1 Breast Cancer 101
  • Breast Cancer Basics
  • Finding your way around your breast
  • Knowing about breast cancer risk factors and indicators
  • Distinguishing Different Breast Cancers
  • Detecting breast cancer
  • Biopsies and how they work
  • The pathologist and diagnosis
  • Grading and Staging of Breast Cancer
  • Planning Your Treatment
  • Looking at your treatment options
  • Considering breast surgery
  • Treating breast cancer with radiation
  • Treating breast cancer with chemotherapy
  • Treating breast cancer with endocrine (hormonal), biological, and other cutting-edge therapies
  • Treating advanced breast cancer
  • Chapter 2 Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
  • Advanced Age
  • Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Early Menstruation and Late Menopause
  • Use of Birth Control Pills
  • Genetic Risk: BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genes
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Fats
  • Red meat and processed meats
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Use
  • Prior Treatment and Chemical Exposures
  • Exposure to DES (diethylstilbestrol)
  • Hormones: Estrogen and progesterone use
  • Environmental factors
  • Chapter 3 Indicators of Breast Cancer
  • Monitoring Changes in Breast Size and Shape
  • Breast increasing in size
  • Breast decreasing in size
  • Watching for Skin Changes
  • Rash
  • Paget's disease
  • Skin thickening
  • Cellulitis
  • Mastitis
  • Breast abscess
  • Checking Out Lumps and Bumps
  • Breast masses and fibroadenomas
  • Breast cysts
  • Dense breasts
  • Dealing with Breast Aches and Pains
  • Nipple Changes
  • Nipple inversion
  • Milky nipple discharge
  • Bloody nipple discharge
  • Part 2 Diagnosing Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 4 Physical Awareness and Detecting Breast Cancer
  • What to Look For
  • Doing a Breast Self-Examination
  • In the shower
  • In front of the mirror
  • While lying down
  • Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
  • Mammograms: The Go-to Tool
  • Tomosynthesis (tomo) mammogram
  • Advantages of screening mammograms
  • Disadvantages of screening mammograms
  • How a mammogram is done
  • Other Screening Tests: MRI and Ultrasound
  • Chapter 5 Understanding Breast Biopsies
  • Knowing What a Breast Biopsy Entails
  • Getting the Right Type of Breast Biopsy
  • Playing an Active Role in Your Breast Biopsy: Before, During, and After
  • Preparing for your biopsy and reducing risks and complications
  • Knowing what to expect on the day of your biopsy
  • Waiting for your biopsy results
  • Making Sense of Your Biopsy Results
  • Grasping some basic medical terminology
  • Sorting out the nuances of "abnormal"
  • Most common types of breast cancer
  • Less common types of breast cancer
  • Digging deeper into the pathology report when cancer is detected
  • Discussing your pathology report
  • Discussing next steps if cancer is found
  • The shades of your pathology result
  • Following up when no cancer is found
  • Chapter 6 Stages of Breast Cancer
  • Testing to Determine Stages
  • Overview of Breast Cancer Staging
  • Early
  • Locally advanced
  • Local recurrence
  • Metastatic or secondary breast cancer
  • Deciphering the TNM Staging System
  • Understanding Breast Cancer Stages
  • Stage 0 (zero)
  • Stage I
  • Stage II
  • Stage III
  • Stage IV
  • Part 3 Treating Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 7 Looking at Treatment Options
  • Surgery
  • Lumpectomy or partial mastectomy (breast- conserving surgery)
  • Mastectomy (total or simple)
  • Modified radical mastectomy
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Side effects
  • Skincare during radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endocrine or Hormonal Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy: Herceptin and Others
  • Considering Clinical Trials
  • Randomized controlled trials (RCT)
  • Placebos and double-blind trials
  • Length of clinical trials
  • Chapter 8 Breast Surgery
  • Types of Breast Surgery
  • Preparing for Surgery
  • Talking to your surgeon before surgery
  • Pre-surgical restrictions
  • Special Pre-Surgery Concerns
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking tobacco or cannabis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Following a pre-surgery checklist
  • During the Surgery
  • Post-Surgery Tips
  • Drains and drips
  • Going home
  • Restrictions on activity
  • Chapter 9 Radiation Therapy
  • How Radiation Therapy Works
  • Planning for Radiation Treatment
  • Things to Do before Radiation Therapy
  • Post-Radiation Skincare
  • Radiation Therapy Side Effects
  • Skin reactions
  • Change in breast size and consistency
  • Swelling or edema of the breast
  • Pain in the breast area
  • The Importance of Exercising
  • Warm-up and cool down exercises
  • Basic exercises to do in the first week after surgery or radiation and beyond
  • Advanced exercises for the second week after surgery or radiation and beyond
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Lymphedema
  • Change in breast shape, size, and color
  • Hair loss in the armpit or chest area
  • Sore throat
  • Late side effects
  • Chapter 10 Chemotherapy
  • Different Types of Chemotherapy and How They Work
  • How Chemotherapy Is Given
  • Common Side Effects of Different Chemotherapies
  • The "Chemo Brain" Effect
  • Understanding the Oncotype DX Test
  • Who should have an Oncotype Dx test?
  • How does Oncotype DX work?
  • Interpreting the recurrence score
  • Understanding the MammaPrint Test
  • Interpreting MammaPrint results
  • Preparing for Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy before surgery: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy after surgery: Adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Good Questions to Ask Your Doctor
  • Chapter 11 Endocrine, Biological, and Cutting-Edge Therapies
  • Endocrine Therapy in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Side effects of endocrine therapy
  • Preparing for Endocrine Therapy
  • Endocrine therapy before surgery
  • Endocrine therapy after surgery
  • If you can't have surgery
  • Asking plenty of questions
  • Biological or Targeted Therapy in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Types of biological therapies
  • Trastuzumab and pertuzumab: Monoclonal antibodies
  • Immunotherapy and Cancer Vaccines
  • Cancer vaccines
  • Cancer treatment vaccines
  • The making of a cancer vaccine
  • Cancer vaccine side effects
  • Precision Medicine
  • Benefits of precision medicine
  • Emerging Therapies
  • Targeted therapy: Immunoliposomes
  • Cell signaling
  • Chapter 12 Breast Reconstruction
  • When Should You Have Breast Reconstruction?
  • Immediate breast reconstruction
  • Delayed breast reconstruction
  • Having both breasts removed
  • Methods of Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast implant reconstruction
  • Autologous breast reconstruction
  • Autologous tissue with implant reconstruction
  • Risks of Breast Reconstruction
  • Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon
  • Choosing Among Your Options
  • Chapter 13 Treating Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Treatment Decisions and Treatment Options
  • Treatment decisions for advanced breast cancer
  • Treatment options for advanced breast cancer
  • Endocrine or Hormone Therapy for Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Chemotherapy for Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Biological Therapies for Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Role of HER2 receptors in advanced breast cancer
  • Trastuzumab (Herceptin)
  • Pertuzumab (Perjeta)
  • Denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva)
  • Everolimus (Afinitor)
  • Other issues with biological treatment
  • Radiation Therapy for Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Radiation as injection
  • Side effects of radiation for advanced breast cancer
  • End of Life Concerns
  • Communicating to Providers
  • Part 4 Dealing with Breast Cancer and Everyday Life
  • Chapter 14 Psychosocial Concerns and Breast Cancer Diagnosis
  • Fear and Worry and Their Physical and Emotional Toll
  • Functional Concerns: Work and Home Life
  • Functional capability for occupational activities
  • Fear of infertility
  • Worrying about work and finances
  • Spirituality
  • Seeking Support
  • Purpose and benefits of participating in a support group
  • How support groups are structured and organized
  • How to find a support group
  • Chapter 15 Managing Stress
  • Incorporating Relaxation Techniques
  • Visualization exercise: Lying in a meadow
  • The Importance of Sleep
  • Spirituality and Meditation
  • Tips for finding comfort, meaning, and spiritual support
  • Call for inner peace
  • Health affirmation
  • Chapter 16 Coping with Changes after Treatment
  • Cancer-Related Fatigue
  • Recognizing cancer-related fatigue
  • Managing cancer-related fatigue
  • Dealing with Hair Loss
  • Caring for your hair when it begins to grow back
  • Talking with your healthcare team about hair loss
  • Addressing Skin Changes
  • Understanding discoloration and hyperpigmentation
  • Experiencing Numbness and Tingling: Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Being at increased risk for peripheral neuropathy
  • Knowing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
  • Reducing the effects of neuropathy from chemotherapy
  • Relieving constipation induced by neuropathy
  • Checking out medications and treatments prescribed for neuropathy
  • Coping with Lymphedema
  • Knowing the symptoms of lymphedema
  • Treatment for lymphedema
  • Taking preventative measures
  • Resources for lymphedema management
  • Changing Tastes and Smells
  • Countering Changes in Appetite
  • Dealing with weight gain
  • Managing weight gain
  • Dealing with Diarrhea
  • Chapter 17 Cancer Treatment, Fertility, and Sexuality
  • Infertility and Breast Cancer
  • General causes of infertility
  • Fertility and cancer treatment
  • Permanent infertility
  • Temporary infertility
  • Early menopause
  • How to help preserve your fertility
  • Tissue banking and fertility preservation
  • Alternative complementary and alternative medicine fertility treatments
  • Good clinical care practice for infertility
  • The BETTER model approach
  • The emotional side of fertility issues
  • Pregnancy and cancer
  • Sexuality and Breast Cancer
  • Physical effects of cancer treatment on sexuality
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Sex after cancer
  • Dating after cancer
  • Chapter 18 Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes
  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Lose Weight
  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Anxiety and Depression
  • Exercise
  • Quitting Bad Habits Like Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Abuse
  • Quitting smoking
  • Limiting or avoiding alcohol
  • Treatment for alcoholism
  • Overcoming drug abuse
  • Maintaining Good Nutrition and Diet
  • Foods that can increase or lower estrogen
  • Cooking and food preparation
  • Weight Control and Activity
  • Concrete steps to take toward healthier lifestyle changes
  • Quick meals to make for healthy living
  • General Health Guidelines for Optimal Health
  • Part 5 The Part of Tens
  • Chapter 19 Ten Inspiring Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Helen Hosein-Mulloon
  • Linda Doyle
  • Felicia Smith
  • Kelly M.
  • Joy Walker
  • Abbie Savadera
  • Rhonda M. Smith
  • Rosa Amelia Tena-Krapes
  • Linda Butzner
  • Alice Loh
  • Chapter 20 Ten Ways Family and Friends Can Help You
  • Learn to Listen
  • Be Your Advocate and Note Taker
  • Keep It Lighthearted
  • Distract You with a Surprise
  • Help You Understand That You Need Help
  • Leave a Message after the Tone
  • Ask You Before Bringing Food
  • Buy You Groceries Instead of Bringing Prepared Foods
  • Help Make Life Normal for Your Kids
  • Don't Forget You
  • Chapter 21 (At Least) Ten Ways Life Can Be Better After Cancer
  • Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude
  • Enjoying the Moment
  • Knowing Why You Deserve Happiness
  • Learning about Your Health
  • Learning to Pick Your Battles
  • Learning to Be in the Here and Now
  • Engaging in Positive Self-Talk and Conversations
  • Managing Physical Changes
  • Achieving Self-Acceptance and the New You
  • Following a Cancer Survivorship Plan
  • Screening for Breast Cancer and Wellness
  • Appendix A Breast Health Glossary
  • Appendix B Support Groups, Resources, and Organizations
  • Index
  • EULA

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