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The Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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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 guid
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 224 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Holt Paperbacks (first published June 1998)
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He uses medical jargons to a minimal making the book easy to read and very informative. He also presents it in a step by step plan of action format which follows the process of being diagnosed to making all the relevant decisions concerning the procedure and treatment. I feel very empowered and equipped to discuss with my doctors now that I understand the many nuances of navigating breast cancer. It helped me immensely. Thanks Dr. Link!
Beverly Diehl
This is a book nobody WANTS to have to read, but it presents much of the information we need to know, when dealing with a new diagnosis of this beastie. I found the section on interpreting the pathology report especially helpful, but all of it is helpful in understanding the terminology and techniques that doctors will use in talking about breast cancer, and written in an easy-for-a-layperson-to-understand style.
Grace Dadoyan
Good book outlining most of the basic questions that arise after initial diagnosis. Book explains how stage is determined. I read the 2nd edition and will be reading the 4th edition to see if there are changes in the chapters on chemo and tamoxifen. Nottingham Grade scale was not mentioned - perhaps that was developed after this edition and will be in the 4th ed. Will update review at that time.
Ok just finished the 4th edition. Nottingham Grade is covered but it's referred to as Bloom Richardson
As a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, my doctor, who happens to be the author, gave this to my family and me. It helped immensely. It gives an exceptional explanation of what to expect and advice for the unexpected. It was particularly helpful for my parents and greatly put their minds at ease through the months of treatment and recovery. John Link will forever be a part of me. I highly recommend his books for anyone who is, or knows someone who is, battling this silent killer.
Should have gotten this the day i got my diagnosis instead of flailing around on the web. I'd have asked smarter questions.
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