Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook


1st Edition, 2019

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    Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook

For a woman that has been told that her breast cancer has recurred, or a woman that has been initially diagnosed with Stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer, it can be emotionally overwhelming. Facing the future with its' challenges of cancer treatment may seem physically and emotionally unbearable.

The Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook addresses issues unique to these women. This book explains not only the treatment for recurrent/metastatic breast cancer; but, also how to confront the emotional issues and manage the side effects of treatment. The information contained in this book can help a woman make physical, mental and social changes to help maintain an optimal level of quality of life.

Handbook Topics Include:

  • Dealing with Your Emotions
  • Organizing Your Support Team
  • Helping Children Cope
  • Communicating with Your Healthcare Team
  • Understanding How Breast Cancer Spreads
  • Types of Recurrence
  • Pathway to Treatment Decisions
  • Second Opinions
  • Surgical Options
  • Reconstruction Options
  • Cancer Treatment Medications
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Managing the Stress of Cancer
  • Dealing with Anxiety and Depression
  • Managing Pain
  • Dealing with Your Insurance Provider
  • Evaluating Your Diet and Exercise
  • Addressing the Issues of Sexuality
  • Facing the Enemy: The Issues Surrounding Dying
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Tear-Out Worksheets