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Author Ramani, K. V., author

Title Breast cancer : medical treatment, side effects, and complementary therapies / K. V. Ramani, Hemalatha Ramani, Shirish S. Alurkar, B. S. Ajaikumar, and Riri G. Trivedi
Edition First edition
Published New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xiv, 96 pages) :) : illustrations
Series Human diseases and conditions collection
Human diseases and conditions collection
Contents 1. Understanding cancer -- 2. Breast cancer -- 3. Breast cancer: investigations and diagnosis -- 4. Breast cancer: medical treatment -- 5. Breast cancer: physical side effects -- 6. Breast cancer: psychosocial side effects -- 7. Breast cancer: complementary therapies -- 8. Patient-centric cancer care -- 9. Conclusion -- Reviews of: Breast cancer: medical treatment, side effects, and complementary therapies -- Index
Summary A cancer prognosis has the tendency to knock the person and the family, off their feet. Nothing prepares one for the big "C." Soon after the diagnosis, it feels as if one has lost control of one's life, and nothing will be the same again. A lot of the fear and dread associated with cancer is due to our lack of knowledge about the disease, its diagnostics, the treatment modalities, and the unexpected side-effects. There exists a lot of literature about cancer, but it is difficult for a lay person to understand. This book describes the journey of Prema (diagnosed with breast cancer) and Prem (her caregiver), finding themselves in similar circumstances; immediate shock and helplessness, mad scramble for understandable information, struggling to understand and decipher it all, and finally deciding to fill that lacuna by writing this book. This book covers the whole gamut of processes involved from the point of diagnosis till the woman is declared cancer free. It covers diagnosis, medical treatment options, physical and psychosocial side effects, complementary therapies, and the importance of patient-centered care to improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. A conscious effort has been made to present all the required information, medical and non-medical, in simple language, without compromising the integrity of information. We hope future breast cancer patients, their caregivers, and families will benefit from our book and prepare themselves well to face the challenges of dealing with breast cancer
Analysis Yoga
breast cancer
cancer staging
immune system
lymph edema
lymph system
patient-centered care plan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on August 12, 2017)
Subject Breast -- Cancer -- Treatment.
Breast Neoplasms -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Ajaikumar, B. S., author
Alurkar, Shirish S., author
Ramani, Hemalatha, author
Trivedi, Riri G., author
ISBN 1946646210
9781946646217 (electronic)