Breast Cancer: Taking Control

Author(s): John Boyages


Over 550, 000 women are living with a past diagnosis of breast cancer in Western Europe. Over 125,000 are diagnosed every year in Western Europe and 44,000 in the UK. This is a unique, easy-to-read three-part book for patients with breast cancer. Written by an international expert who has treated thousands of patients. The book empowers women and their families who are faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer. In full colour and plain English. FEATURES: The book has 20 chapters centred around, "Control-Points", decisions or steps that need to be taken at key points of a patient's breast cancer journey. The book also incorporates special features to assist women and their families with breast cancer -- flow charts, end-of-chapter summaries; over 100 photographs. Includes over 75 web sites, glossary and index.


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Professor John Boyages, MD, PhD, is an oncologist and the founding director of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in Sydney, Australia. He has over twenty-five years of experience, and following his studies at the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School, he published over 130 clinical research articles and treated thousands of breast cancer survivors.

Introduction; Part I -- "Shock Control": Taking Control Immediately After Diagnosis; Part 2 -- "Gaining Control": Taking Control Before Your Surgery; Part 3 -- "Maintaining Control": Taking Control After Your Surgery; Glossary; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780980631111
  • : BC Publishing
  • : 0.94
  • : September 2010
  • : 235mm X 180mm X 23mm
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Boyages
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 368
  • : colour photos & illus