A Woman's Decision is an extraordinarily sensitive and authoritative book that will help women assess their options, familiarize themselves with the techniques used in treating breast cancer, and prepare themselves for what to expect medically and emotionally from reconstructive surgery. It combines complete and fully updated medical information with a detailed look at the emotional issues a woman must face when confronting breast cancer. Especially reassuring are the interviews conducted with women and their loved ones, discussion feelings and reactions at every stage, including the decision to seek reconstructive surgery.
In easy-to-understand language, this new edition features the newest therapies available for breast cancer treatment including:
Genetic and hormonal therapy
Endoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery
Image-guided biopsy and sentinel node biopsy
Lumpectomy versus mastectomy
Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction
Partial reconstruction after lumpectomy