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Male Breast Cancer : Taking Control - John Boyages

Male Breast Cancer

Taking Control

Paperback Published: 24th February 2015
ISBN: 9780980631173
Number Of Pages: 300

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Male Breast Cancer: Taking Control is the third book by Professor John Boyages in his Breast Cancer: Taking Control series with a foreword by breast cancer survivor Nick Greiner. Professor John Boyages has helped thousands of people to not only survive but thrive after the diagnosis of breast cancer.John as he is known to his patients, writes the most comprehensive and easy to read books on breast cancer. Whether newly diagnosed or quite a way along your journey, his books are Australia's No.1 must-have read for patients.

In Male Breast Cancer: Taking Control, John provides you with all the information you or your family and friends need to take control, maximize your survival, and find your path to recovery. It is also suitable for health professional staff and students.This book is written in John's approachable style, with more than 50 photographs and figures, patient stories and the use of botanical references and metaphors to explain difficult concepts easily. It is divided into three parts and has 20 control points where patients are guided through the process of making very important decisions regarding their diagnosis and treatment to put them in control. His first, award winning, best-selling book Breast Cancer: Taking Control was written for women with breast cancer and his second book DCIS of the Breast: Taking Control for patients with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) or pre-cancerous cells of the breast. This third book Male Breast Cancer: Taking Control now completes the series.

Learn how to:

Know the difference between "man boobs" and male breast cancer
Have the right tests for an earlier diagnosis
Avoid under- or overtreatment
Ask your treatment team the right questions
Choose treatments for your breast and lymph nodes
Deal with stress, anxiety, fatigue, and sexuality during and after treatment
Understand when chemotherapy is really required
Get specific up-to-date information for male breast cancer and avoid pamphlets designed for females
Achieve a more positive state of mind through inspiring and motivating patient stories and key take-home messages

Some key features:

"Traffic-light" colors guide you through treatment phases
20 color-coded "Control Points"
Clear end of chapter "Warning", "Tip" and "Remember" icons and summaries
End of chapter take home messages
10 real-life patient stories
Plain English style with garden and other analogies to explain your breast cancer and its treatment
Over 50 images and graphically designed diagrams
Over 70 hand-picked web links
Detailed glossary, key references and index (print version)

Within this book, there is a wealth of essential information and insight that I really wish had been available to me when I was diagnosed 10 years ago. This book will definitely help many men diagnosed with breast cancer now, and in the future, gain strength, support and a positive state of mind.

- Herbert Paul Wagner, Male breast cancer survivor, advocate and CEO of A Man's Pink

Although male breast cancer is rare it is important that men feel comfortable to talk about it, to note that this can happen and not to ignore the medical signs, as we men have a tendency to do! Male Breast Cancer: Taking Control fills the information gap for male breast cancer sufferers.

-The Hon Nick Greiner AC

Former Premier of New South Wales, Australia

About the Author

John Boyages MD, PhD is a cancer specialist with over 30 years experience in the management of breast cancer. Following his training at the University of Sydney and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he was appointed as a specialist radiation oncologist at Westmead Hospital in 1989 and established one of Australia s largest breast cancer screening and treatment programs. He is now the Director and Professor of Breast Oncology at the Macquarie University Cancer Institute. He is a busy clinician who cares for patients at Macquarie University Hospital. He is the author of several books, including award winning Breast Cancer: Taking Control and DCIS of the Breast: Taking Control.

Foreword About the Author Acknowledgements



Control Point #1 - Do men really get breast cancer!

Control Point #2 - What do I do if I find a lump in my breast?

Control Point #3 - How Do I Find the Right Treatment Team?

Control Point #4 - How Do I cope with my Family and Friends?

Control Point #5 - Can I pass this onto my Children?


Control Point #6 - What Will I Do about My Breast?

Control Point #7 - What Will I Do about My Armpit?

Control Point #8 - What Should I Do before I Go into the Hospital?

Control Point #9 - How Do I Cope with Waiting for My Results?


Control Point #10 - How Do I Address Any Possible Complications?

Control Point #11 - Do I Need More Surgery?

Control Point #12 - What Does My Pathology Report Really Mean?

Control Point #13 - What Is My Prognosis?

Control Point #14 - Do I Need Additional Tests?

Control Point #15 - Do I Need Radiation Therapy?

Control Point #16- Do I Need Hormonal Treatment?

Control Point #17 - Do I need Chemotherapy?

Control Point #18- Do I need Herceptin?

Control Point #19 - Taking Control after Your Treatment?

Control Point #20 - Important Questions for Your Treatment Team


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ISBN: 9780980631173
ISBN-10: 0980631173
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 24th February 2015
Publisher: BC Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57

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