Lumpectomy an option for you?
you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, your mind is probably filled with
questions about treatment. Perhaps you've heard about lumpectomy, but you
question whether it's the best treatment for you.
not alone. Many women ask the same question. For decades, mastectomy has been
the surgery of choice. But, recent research shows that lumpectomy combined with
radiation, is as safe and effective as mastectomy for invasive breast cancer.
nurse Rosalind Benedet and radiation oncologist Mark Rounsaville, M.D., have
worked with hundreds of breast cancer patients, and understand your concerns. In
they draw from years of experience to answer your many questions. Among the
topics they cover:
breast cancer is diagnosed and stage
when lumpectomy is an option
a lumpectomy procedure is performed
therapy--how it works and what to expect
chemotherapy or hormonal therapy is needed
to regain arm mobility
nutrition for healing
Small Press Bestseller 2005
Newly updated edition available now.