New book answer breast cancer patients' questions
The American Cancer Society has published a book intended to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients quickly digest the crucial information needed to navigate through their experience.
Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered, is a question-and-answer book written to help women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. Professional illustrations throughout the book can help patients understand how breast cancer starts in the body, facts about breast anatomy, the lymph system, and the types of breast reconstruction available.
A lot to think about
"When women are diagnosed with breast cancer, they have a lot to think about and a seemingly endless amount of decisions to make. This book supports them by providing a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format to help them navigate through their diagnosis and treatment options, especially during those first days and months," said Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer, American Cancer Society.
The evidence-based book was written by medical experts from the American Cancer Society, with guidance from breast cancer survivors.
Making treatment decisions
"This book is an important and innovative tool to support patients with a breast cancer diagnosis to help them make the treatment choices that are right for them," said Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society.
Breast cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. This year, invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in about 246,660 women. An additional 61,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer will be diagnosed. Survival rates are generally higher for women with earlier-stage cancers.
Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered is available in both print and eBook formats.
Price: $14.95 USD and $17.95 CAN (hardcopy)
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For help with your order, call the Independent Publishers Group (IPG) at 800-888-4741.
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 23 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.