Breast Cancer Surgery And Reconstruction: What's Right For You by Patricia AnstettBreast Cancer Surgery And Reconstruction: What's Right For You by Patricia Anstett

Breast Cancer Surgery And Reconstruction: What's Right For You

byPatricia AnstettPhotographed byKathleen Galligan

Hardcover | June 2, 2016

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More than 100,000 American women undergo mastectomy and breast reconstruction every year because of breast cancer. Thousands more are having double mastectomies to prevent it. So much has been written about breast cancer, and so much overlooks the reality of reconstruction when a woman has a mastectomy and opts for this process. It is difficult, painful, and traumatizing at times. Most women do not emerge with a new set of breasts and nipples in a single operation. Breast reconstruction usually takes months and can take years to finish. Some women never do, living without nipples or with imperfect results. Others opt not to have reconstruction at all. Still others struggle with one of the biggest women's health questions today: lumpectomy and radiation or mastectomy?Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction offers a glimpse into the big picture of the various stages and types of breast reconstruction using stories and photos of real women. It offers a true picture of what breast reconstruction entails, and offers hope to those facing it. This is a book to help women with a variety of issues surrounding their choices, with powerful insights from women who have been there.
Patricia Anstett is an experienced medical writer who worked 40 years in newspaper journalism in Chicago, Washington D.C. and Detroit, her hometown. For the last 22 years of her professional newspaper career she was a medical writer for the Detroit Free Press, retiring in 2011. Her award-winning stories covered various aspects of breas...
Title:Breast Cancer Surgery And Reconstruction: What's Right For YouFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.2 × 6.33 × 0.9 inPublished:June 2, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442242620

ISBN - 13:9781442242623

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Table of Contents

1.Modern Breast Surgery and Reconstruction2.Making the Decision3.Mastectomy: What to Expect4.A Veteran's Story: Lumpectomy5.Reconstruction with tissue 6.Medical destinations7.Silicone Implants8.Saline Implants9.Flat or one-breasted10.Uneven results11.Delayed reconstruction12.The Nipple: The Ultimate Challenge13.Revisionists14.Sex and Intimacy15.Lymphedema 16.Body Image and Culture17.Money and Insurance18.Clothing and Breast Forms19.Doctor Selection Issues20.Previvors21.Family22.Pregnancy23.Wrapping It Up

Editorial Reviews

Breast reconstruction isn't for everyone, but the choice certainly should be. This comprehensive collection of patient experiences and perspectives serves as a unique and very valuable tool in making that very personal choice. A great resource!