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From the Publisher
The Breast Book presents a wealth of information, from the
anatomy of the breast to its cultural significance and sexual
character, from breastfeeding and breast self-examination to
cosmetic surgery, benign breast changes, and breast
cancer. In her uniquely sympathetic style, Dr. Miriam
Stoppard gives indispensible advice on breast care at all stages of
a woman''s life-from early menstruation to menopause and
beyond-with particular emphasis on the early detection and
treatment of breast cancer.
Writing with warmth and candor, Dr. Stoppard addresses women''s
fears, assumptions, and feelings about their
breasts. With its expert guidance and up-to-date medical
information, including a comprehensive list of useful Canadian
organizations and support groups, The Breast Book offers
every woman the confidence and knowledge to make informed decisions
about the health of her breasts-and to take charge of her body and
With over 200 full-colour illustrations, sonograms, and charts,
this important new book includes complete Canadian sources and the
latest North American research.