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Breast Cancer: Answers at your Fingertips

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    ISBN: 9781859591987
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Emma Pennery, Val Speechley, Maxine Rosenfield

If you suspect that you may have breast cancer you will experience a mixture of emotions: fear and worry, anger and confusion. If you have been diagnosed, you will inevitably think, "Why me?". As the news sinks in and you come to deal with the cancer, further questions will arise.

This book provides comprehensive and reassuring answers to over 350 questions asked by real people about all aspects of breast cancer. It covers the things that you may have forgotten to ask your doctor and will help you to understand and come to terms with a disease that will be unique to you.   

Questions answered:

Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is breast cancer?
Part 3 Symptoms, screening and investigations
Part 4 Treatment and care
Part 5 Complementary therapies
Part 6 Immediately after treatment
Part 7 Life with and after breast cancer
Part 8 The future

.."with the help of this book, women, their families and friends now have at their fingertips first class information about the disease and how to combat it."
Diana Moran, The Green Goddess  

"This is a book for everyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer."
Professor Ian Smith, Professor of Cancer Medicine, Royal Marsden NHS Trust

About the Authors:
Dr Emma Pennery PhD, MSc, RGN is Clinical Director at the national charity Breast Cancer Care. She has been a breast cancer specialist nurse for 16 years. She lectures widely on breast cancer and regularly acts as an expert consultant for national and international clinical, research and nursing initiatives.

Val Speechley MA, RGN, RCNT, Oncology Nursing Certificate, has worked in cancer care for over 30 years, most recently as Macmillan Information and Support Manager for the South West London Cancer Network. She is currently working as a freelance writer.

Maxine Rosenfield NSc, Dip. Couns, Dip. Training and Learning Development, worked as a radiation therapist before developing and managing a UK national cancer helpline in the mid 1980's. Today, based in Sydney, she works as a trainer, consultant and counsellor specialising in communication skills.

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