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The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Fifth Edition

A Step-by-Step Guide for Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Holt Paperbacks

The updated edition of the essential resource for the 250,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women from thirty-five to fifty-four years of age, and few things are as terrifying and confusing as a diagnosis of this disease. The fifth edition of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual is a concise, information-packed guide that is newly revised to contain all of the latest findings to help the woman facing treatment feel informed and empowered. John Link, M.D., a pioneer developer of Breastlink Medical Group in Southern California includes the most current medical advice on

     • Tamoxifen, Herceptin, and other chemotherapy options

     • The growing importance of HER2 oncogene testing

     • Clinical research trials under way that could broaden treatment options

     • The role of preventive drugs and prophylactic mastectomy for those with high genetic risk

     • Sentinel lymph node sampling, a method of local control soon to become standard

Of course, all of the basic information included in the previous editions—the nature and biology of breast cancer, choosing a treatment team, managing side effects, and optimizing medication—are here as well, making this the best book of its kind on the market.

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Breast Cancer Basics
can•cer noun \’kan(t)-sr\ : a malignant tumor of potentially unlimited growth that expands locally by invasion and systemically by metastasis
Before beginning our discussion about cancer of the breast, I want to give you some very basic information about cancer in general and how its unique characteristics compare to a normal cell.
Normal body cells can:
• Reproduce themselves EXACTLY
• Stop reproducing at the right moment
• Stick together in the correct place
• Self-destruct if a mistake occurs or

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  • Dr. John Link is recognized as one of the world’s leading breast cancer specialists, and is the pioneer developer of Breastlink Medical Group in Southern California.

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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