by Suzanne Braddock, MD
Have You Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer?
If so, perhaps you're still dealing with the emotional shock that comes with a cancer diagnosis. And, you're probably overwhelmed with questions. How extensive is the cancer? Will you need a mastectomy? Chemotherapy? Author Suzanne Braddock, M.D. understands how you feel. Even though she is a physician, she too was filled with such questions when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Once recovered from a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, Dr. Braddock was determined to help other women find answers to the pressing questions they often have after a diagnosis. In Straight Talk about Breast Cancer, Dr. Braddock answers such questions as:
-Breast self-examinations...how can they save your life?
-Regular mammograms...at what age?
-Breast lumps...when should you have a biopsy?
-How is breast cancer staged?
-What is a sentinel node biopsy?
-What to expect from treatment--surgery, chemotherapy, radiation?
-Breast reconstruction...now or later? What does reconstruction look like?
-Hereditary breast cancer...are you or your daughters at risk?