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Breast Cancer : What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) about Prevention, Diagnosis, and Trea Tment - Steve;Hitchcock, Cathy; Austin

Breast Cancer

What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) about Prevention, Diagnosis, and Trea Tment

Paperback

Published: 20th June 1994
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"This book is a fine resource for every doctor, patient, and family who has to confront the reality of breast cancer."
—Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

Attitudes about breast cancer diagnosis are changing, and women and their families are becoming more assertive about managing their disease. They know that more choices are available now than ever before, and they are willing to make them.
This book encourages you to take control. Cathy Hitchcock and Steve Austin, N.D., have written a book for women who are ready to actively participate in their diagnosis and treatment.
A husband and wife team, Hitchcock and Austin walk you step-by-step through each part of diagnosis, treatment (both conventional and alternative), and prevention (including prevention of a recurrence). With the help of a flow chart, they examine different diagnosis options. They also suggest questions to ask your doctor and offer checklists, summaries, and overviews.
Interwoven with all this information, Cathy shares her personal story as a breast cancer survivor. She describes her ordeal upon discovering the lump and the transitions she has gone through to live with the diagnosis in a life-affirming way. Unlike many other breast cancer patients, Cathy didn’t simply accept the choices offered by medical doctors. Instead, with the help of her husband, she studied the research and made her own decisions about conventional and alternative treatments.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Diagnostic Choices
Shock
My Diagnosis
Your Diagnosis Physical Exam and Medical History Mammography Diagnostic Ultrasound Biopsy Axillary Dissection/Nodal Sampling Blood Tests Chest X Rays Pathology Report Scans The New Genetic Test Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis
My Reaction to Diagnosis
Treatment Choices
Your Surgical and Radiation Choices Toward More Limited Surgery Mastectomy versus Lumpectomy
The Value of Surgery When Should Surgery Be Done?
Breast Reconstruction Radiation versus No Radiation
My Surgical and Radiation Decisions
Should You Have Chemotherapy or Ovarian Ablation?
The Concept of Adjuvant Chemotherapy
The Concept of "Success" with Chemotherapy
The Drugs Chemotherapy and Node-Negative Women Chemotherapy, Ovarian Ablation, and Node-Positive
Women Chemotherapy for Women over 70 Chemotherapy to Avoid Mastectomy in Patients with Large Tumors An Overview
Why I Didn't Have Chemotherapy
Tamoxifen What Does Tamoxifen Do?
Using Tamoxifen to Treat Breast Cancer Estrogen Receptor Status
Tamoxifen and Node-Negative Patients Tamoxifen and Node-Positive Patients
Tamoxifen and Menopausal Status
Tamoxifen Toxicity Potential Side Benefits of Tamoxifen
Tamoxifen and Chemotherapy
Tamoxifen and Healthy Women: The Prevention Trial Tamoxifen Checklist
Your Alternative Choices for Treatment Metabolic Therapy (Laetrile) Shark Cartilage
The Gerson Therapy
The Macrobiotic Diet
The Hoxsey Formula Linus Pauling and Vitamin C Therapy Psychological Intervention Other Alternative Therapies
My Alternative Treatment Decisions
Preventing Breast Cancer
Diet and Prevention Dietary Fat Fiber Anticancer Foods Organically Grown Food The Big Picture
Supplements and Prevention
Supplements and Conventional Medical Philosophy Primary Prevention, Secondary Prevention
Antioxidants and Prevention
The FDA versus Science Vitamin C and Prevention Beta-Carotene and Prevention Selenium and Prevention Vitamin E and Prevention
A Review of Possible Antioxidant Doses Sunshine, Vitamin D, and Prevention Iron and Cancer Exotic Supplements
Lifestyle and Prevention Exercise Alcohol Coffee Green Tea Weight Sunshine Estrogen Replacement Therapy and the Birth Control Pill Electromagnetic Waves EcoCancers
Developing My Prevention Lifestyle Eating and Deprivation Eating Out, Eating In, and In Between Developing a Prevention Lifestyle
Living with Breast Cancer
Dealing with Change
No More Headaches
Getting On with Our Lives
Making the Transition: Eating In, Eating Out
Guided Imagery/Stress Release Tapes
Food Sources of Antioxidants
Iron-Free Multivitamin/Mineral Sources Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis
Glossary
Index
About the Authors
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781559583626
ISBN-10: 1559583622
Series: But May Not Be Told About Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 20th June 1994
Publisher: Prima Publishing,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1