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Breast Cancer for Dummies
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you're probably confused, afraid, shocked, or even angry. Or you may be all of the above. Let this book become your trusted manual. Discover more about the cancer, explore treatment options, find ways to make this part of your life easier. Let shared experiences serve as your knowledgeable guide and anchor t ...more
ebook, 388 pages
Published May 4th 2011 by For Dummies
(first published July 1st 2003)
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I picked this up in hopes that it would help me support a friend who was recently diagnosed. I love the Dummies series of books because they provide lots of information in a way that is easy to understand. This book was written for the person who has been diagnosed, so much of it wasn't applicable to me, but I read the parts that I thought would help me understand what my friend is and will be going through.
Aug 06, 2008 Alie rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: women w/breast cancer, their family and friends
Recommended to Alie by: gift
This is a helpful book for someone who was just diagnosed and wants some quick, brief information to tide them over until they have calmed down enough to do some real research. It is really a good book to give to family members so that they have a clue as to what is happening. It is short and breezy enough that it is readable. For anyone that has done any preliminary research, this is useless because it just skims the surface of very complicated issues that a woman will face that she will need m ...more
I purchased this book as a gift for my cousin who was dealing with BC without access to the internet, and not close enough to her hospital to participate in a support group. I read it before I gave it to her. Little did I know that a year later, I would be following the same path.