The diagnosis of breast cancer challenges a woman s sense of self,
her body image, and ultimately her own mortality. In this health
guide, breast cancer survivor and nurse Lucia Giuggio Carvalho
provides a basic overview of breast cancer, its biology,
psychology, and treatment options. This comprehensive approach to
facing breast cancer covers:
- Physical changes that occur with treatment, such as hair loss,
early menopause, fatigue, sexuality, and weight gain/loss
- Treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, clinical
trials, radiation, hormonal therapies, and reconstructive
- Support systems, medical insurance coverage, and financial
- Complimentary alternative medicine choices, and more
The breast cancer journey is not about doing everything right for
the right outcome. This book shows you the importance of living
life to the fullest in each stage of breast cancer treatment and to
find from within yourself the strength, courage, and spirit to
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