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By Lillie D. Shockney, Gary R. Shapiro

ISBN-10: 0763761834

ISBN-13: 9780763761837

The single textual content on hand to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, this publication offers authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions. Written by way of Lillie Shockney, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon origin Breast heart, teacher within the division of surgical procedure at Johns Hopkins college s tuition of medication, and tireless breast melanoma sufferer recommend, with observation from actual Read more...

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Though it is hoped that you will not need such services, it’s important they are in place and can be readily accessed. 18. The stress of thinking about what may lie ahead is overwhelming to me. Who can help me with these feelings? You need to be treated as a total person. You are not only a stage IV breast cancer patient. You may be a schoolteacher, recently divorced, with two young children and a mother who has chronic illnesses and lives with you. Breast centers usually provide social work counseling, psychotherapy services, and nurses along with others to help you along this journey.

No; hormonal therapy is usually given by mouth and it has fewer side effects than most intravenous chemo� therapies. Many cancer patients make the mistake of thinking that medicine given in the veins is more powerful than medicine given by mouth. This is not true. It does not really matter how the anti-cancer medicine gets into your body, as long as it does. Some medicines are not absorbed into the bloodstream through the gastrointestinal tract, so doctors have to administer it directly into the bloodstream through a vein.

I’ve had radiation already to shrink my cancer in the spine and it has regrown. Can I have radiation again? â•–. indb 23 8/20/08 12:32:28 PM 1 0 0 Q & A A bout A dvanced and M etastatic B reast C ancer Lumpectomy Breast cancer surgery to remove the breast cancer and a small amount of normal tissue surrounding it. Mastectomy Surgery that removes the whole breast. If you’ve been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer in the past, you more than likely had either a lumpectomy or mastectomy. If this is your first breast cancer diagnosis, and it was discovered from the onset that it has spread to other organs, then you probably haven’t had any surgery.

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