Women want to know how to prevent & deal with breast cancer. Here is the book that answers their need: Accessible, useful information on ways to avoid cancer & ways to deal with it from an author renowned for her women-loving approach to health, Susun Weed. Weed offers a rich variety of ways to maintain breast health--including dietary measures (lentils can reverse cancerous changes, lifestyle choices (exercise has a life-long effect against cancer), & herbal oils for breast massage--as well as thoughts on the risks of screening mammography & biopsies. Women diagnosed with breast cancer say the sections on surgery, radiation, chemotherapy & tamoxifen are of immense help in mitigating the side effects of modern treatments. And of course you'll find a treasure trove of ways to prevent recurrence & kill cancer cells with complete instructions for preparing your own herbal remedies. Christiane Northrup, M.D. (author of WOMEN'S BODIES, WOMEN'S WISDOM) says "Here is the information & spirit that our hearts & breasts have needed for a very long time. The voice of women's wisdom sings on every page of this magnificent book." Find out yourself why Weed's books are perennial bestsellers, praised by women of all ages as well as M.D.s & health care professionals. BREAST CANCER? BREAST HEALTH! THE WISE WOMAN WAY. THE WISE WOMAN WAY is one book no woman can afford to be without. Praised by M.D.s, naturopaths, & ordinary citizens, Susun Weed's books are immensely popular with women of all ages. Her current best-seller MENOPAUSAL YEARS: THE WISE WOMAN WAY, is cherished by hundreds of thousands of menopausal women. WISE WOMAN HERBAL FOR THE CHILDBEARING YEAR, her first book, is a classic used by millions of midwives & mothers throughout the world (in addition to English, German & French editions are in print). Weed's latest offering, her fourth, is guaranteed to be a strong-selling title now & far into the future. Release date: late September.
Over 80% of American women have painful lumpy breasts that increase cancer risk. One in eight American women develop breast cancer. Those with breast cancer today live no longer than those who had it in 1920. Treatments produce the same length of life, but when you modify your lifestyle, you may live longer. Dr. Simone reviews how breast health can be yours. Since genetics causes only 7% of cases, you have control. Dr. Simone, a world renowned cancer specialist, is brave enough to share with you the truth about breast cancer without emotion or influence from the medical establishment, pharmaceutical industry, national organizations, special interest groups or government agencies. Be your own advocate. Don't leave it to others. You can virtually control the destiny of your health. By following this easy Ten Point Plan, you can reduce the risk for breast cancer and stop breast pain, or, if you have breast cancer, you can help to extend your life. The choice is yours.
For nearly forty years, feminists and patient activists have argued that medicine is a deeply individualizing and depoliticizing institution. According to this view, medical practices are incidental to people’s transformation from patients to patient activists. The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer turns this understanding upside down. Maren Klawiter analyzes the evolution of the breast cancer movement to show the broad social impact of how diseases come to be medically managed and publicly administered. Examining surgical procedures, adjuvant therapies, early detection campaigns, and the rise in discourses of risk, Klawiter demonstrates that these practices created a change in the social relations-if not the mortality rate-of breast cancer that initially inhibited, but later enabled, collective action. Her research focuses on the emergence and development of new forms of activism that range from grassroots patient empowerment to environmental activism and corporate-funded breast cancer awareness. The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer opens a window onto a larger set of changes currently transforming medically advanced societies and ultimately challenges our understanding of the origins, politics, and future of the breast cancer movement. Maren Klawiter holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently pursuing a law degree at Yale University.
The threat of breast cancer concerns all women. Those who rely on media reports of various risk factors find they often contain information that is confusing, contradictory, incomplete, and not relevant to individual risk. Patricia T. Kelly, a medical geneticist who specializes in breast cancer risk assessment and counseling, has brought together materials from the fields of genetics, medicine, epidemiology, sociology, and counseling to provide a guide to breast cancer risk analysis that is accessible to both health care providers and patients. By addressing the social as well as the scientific aspects of breast cancer risk, this book helps health care professionals to better guide and inform their patients. Understanding Breast Cancer presents the most up to date information about genetic and environmental factors that are either known or believed to influence the risk of breast cancer. Kelly discusses: how to interpret and clarify study results and statistics women's personal fears and beliefs the importance of understanding how each patient defines the disease special concerns of those who have a family history of cancer, benign breast disease, or questions about hormones the active role women should take in devising their own breast health program useful strategies and methods of effective communication to help patients put their risk into perspective and achieve appropriate breast health care This concise, clearly written book enables health care professionals to assess factors that contribute to breast cancer risk; to alleviate fears; to dispel myths about risk factors such as age, family history, diet, stress, and personality; and to help patients achieve an individual and comprehensive view of personal risk and appropriate breast health care. Author note: Patricia T. Kelly, Ph.D. is a medical geneticist who has specialized in providing Cancer Risk Analysis in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than ten years. She is the director of the Cancer Risk Analysis service at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and the author of Dealing with Dilemma: A Manual for Genetic Counselors.
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Unfortunately, most women actually pursue breast cancer expression without knowing it. The DeFlame Diet for Breast Health and Cancer Prevention outlines the common pro-inflammatory dietary factors that promote breast cancer, which should be eliminated from the diet, along with strategies for "DeFlaming" your body. A "DeFlamed" body is at less risk for developing all chronic diseases, including breast cancer.
Your trusted, no-nonsense guide to detecting and managing breast cancer From the breast health experts at the American Breast Cancer Foundation comes a sensitive and authoritative guide to the most common cancer in women: breast cancer. Covering everything from prevention to dealing with a diagnosis to coping with life after cancer, it serves as a trusted resource for anyone whose life has been touched by this dreaded disease. Advancements in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment are being made every day, but it can be overwhelming and confusing knowing where to turn and who to trust. Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies distills the information into one easy-to-follow guide, giving you quick, expert advice on everything you'll face as you manage your breast health. From getting to know your treatment options to talking to loved ones about breast cancer—and everything in between—it does the legwork for you so you can take a deep breath and focus on your health. Perform regular self-exams the right way Cope with the many decisions that need to be made if you're diagnosed Ask the right questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction Decipher complicated pathology reports with confidence Whether you're at risk for breast cancer or have been diagnosed and want to know your options, Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies empowers you to take your health into your own hands.
Basic Consumer Health Information about Breast Health and Breast Cancer ...
Author: Karen Bellenir
Pubpsher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
"Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, along with facts about coping after treatment. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources"--Provided by publisher.