Previvors

Previvors Author Dina Roth Port
ISBN-10 9781101443910
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 288
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The first guide to all surgical and nonsurgical options for women with a high risk for breast cancer. Advances in genetic testing and risk assessment have changed the face of medicine, but with them has come a Pandora's box of dilemmas. Imagine discovering you had a significant risk for developing breast cancer. What would you do? Through the incredible true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with more than seventy top breast cancer experts, health writer Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, "Am I next?" Full of practical information, Previvors is the first comprehensive book to guide women through the difficult process of determining their risk, weighing the options, and coping with the emotions of deciding to undergo surgery. Readers will learn: •The pros and cons of getting tested for the BRCA gene •How to decide between surgical or nonsurgical options •The latest research in breast cancer surveillance •The advanced new world of breast reconstruction •How to overcome body image and sex issues post-surgery, and more From navigating health insurance coverage to finding the right medical team, Previvors is an invaluable resource for women facing decisions about their risk and future health. Watch a Video



Previvors imperfetti Predisposizioni genetiche relazioni umane scelte individuali Appunti e riflessioni tra filosofia e oncologia

Previvors imperfetti  Predisposizioni genetiche relazioni umane  scelte individuali  Appunti e riflessioni tra filosofia e oncologia Author Silvia Mari
ISBN-10 8898697538
Release 2015
Pages 102
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Previvors imperfetti Predisposizioni genetiche relazioni umane scelte individuali Appunti e riflessioni tra filosofia e oncologia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Previvors imperfetti Predisposizioni genetiche relazioni umane scelte individuali Appunti e riflessioni tra filosofia e oncologia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Previvors imperfetti Predisposizioni genetiche relazioni umane scelte individuali Appunti e riflessioni tra filosofia e oncologia book for free.



Now What

Now What Author Amy Curran Baker
ISBN-10 9781617051012
Release 2011-12-14
Pages 186
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All the information you need after mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery so that you can focus on what matters most: healing and staying well. Why am I so tired all the time? What about these drains? Should I worry about lymphedema? Your mastectomy (with or without reconstruction) doesnít end when you leave the operating room. In Now What?, Amy Curran Baker, an occupational therapist who has had a double mastectomy and direct to implant breast reconstruction, and her co-authors, two registered nurses, answer all of your post-surgery questions in this comprehensive and empowering guide. Now What? helps you: Consider your options and make the decisions that are best for you Deal with frozen shoulder syndrome, wound care, swollen lymph nodes, and other side effects of mastectomy Organize the nitty-gritty issues of wound management post-op care with helpful charts and logs Hear real stories from other breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy



Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Author Sue Friedman
ISBN-10 9781421404455
Release 2012-01-27
Pages 288
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With its unique combination of the latest research, expert advice, and compelling personal stories, this book gives previvors, survivors, and their family members the guidance they need to face the unique challenges of hereditary cancer.



Life in Asymmetry

Life in Asymmetry Author Raychel Kubby Adler
ISBN-10 9781504358811
Release 2016-08-11
Pages 242
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As a young girl, Raychel Kubby Adler dreamed of having boobies. Wearing a polka-dot bikini top stuffed with Kleenex, she would stare in the mirror envisioning two beautiful coconuts. But in the next 36 years, her outlook shifts, and when she looks in the mirror, all she sees sitting on her chest are ticking time bombs. Life in Asymmetry tells the story of what happened in between. From the “flatlands” of puberty, across the “boobie mountains” of parenthood, and traversing the “landmines” of genetic breast cancer, Adler illuminates what it means to live with genetic cancer and to be a “previvor.” In this dazzling memoir, Adler looks at the interplay of genetics, personal choice and chance that shapes each of our lives and asks us to explore the course of actions we might take when offered a unique glimpse into our possible futures. By telling her story, Adler brightens the horizon for future generations of previvors, including her two daughters—so that they may know the unmarred beauty of life’s asymmetry. Let them imagine coconuts.



Das Gen

Das Gen Author Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN-10 9783104033273
Release 2017-05-24
Pages 768
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Großartig, fesselnd und folgenreich: Pulitzer-Preisträger Siddhartha Mukherjee erzählt meisterhaft die Geschichte der Entzifferung des Mastercodes, der unser Menschsein bestimmt. Als Siddhartha Mukherjee seinen Bestseller ›Der König aller Krankheiten‹ beendet hatte, machte er sich auf eine Reise in die indische Heimat. Er besucht Cousin Moni, der an Schizophrenie leidet – wie auffällig viele seiner Verwandten. Fasziniert beginnt Mukherjee sich mit der Geschichte der Gene zu beschäftigen: Von den Erbsenkreuzungen Mendels bis zur neuesten Gen-Bearbeitungs-Methode CRISPR schreibt Mukherjee den spannenden Roman einer wissenschaftlichen Suche und verwebt ihn mit der Geschichte seiner Familie. Das große Buch eines begnadeten Erzählers und Arztes, das gewaltige Panorama einer machtvollen Entdeckung, die man nun endlich versteht. Packend und einzigartig. »Wer wissen will, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein, sollte dieses Buch lesen.« Boston Globe »Lesen Sie dieses Buch, so werden Sie auf die Zukunft bestens vorbereitet sein. « Sunday Times »Meisterhaft aufgebaut, wunderbar erzählt [...] Mukherjee ist ein Genie darin, zutiefst menschliche Geschichten hinter abstrakten Ideen zu entdecken.« Andrew Solomon, Washington Post »Eine inspirierende und ungemein bewegende Lektüre.« San Francisco Chronicle



Menopause New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2012 Edition

Menopause  New Insights for the Healthcare Professional  2012 Edition Author
ISBN-10 9781464970399
Release 2012-12-10
Pages 264
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Menopause: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Menopause. The editors have built Menopause: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Menopause in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Menopause: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.



The Surgical and Management Decision making Process of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers

The Surgical and Management Decision making Process of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers Author Athena Joy Bowen Puski
ISBN-10 OCLC:962738099
Release 2016
Pages 74
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Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation have a 40-74% breast cancer risk and 11-46% ovarian cancer risk by age 70. Due to this elevated risk, it is recommended that mutation carriers have increased breast screening and a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy. They are also given the option to have a risk-reducing mastectomy. The process of deciding if and when to undergo prophylactic surgery has been found to be a complex and difficult process for many carriers. To evaluate the decision-making process, recorded interviews were conducted with 20 BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Information about the cancer risk management decision-making process was analyzed using grounded theory. Factors involved in decision-making, ease of decision-making, and individuals involved in the decision-making process emerged as major themes. Mutation carriers who have not had breast cancer (previvors) were found to have a more difficult time coming to a cancer risk management decision than women with a breast cancer history. Physicians were often discussed as being an integral part of the decision-making process by providing support and management recommendations. Family members and other mutation carriers filled a similar role during the decision-making process by providing decisional and emotional support for carriers. Genetic counselors were short-term providers of risk information and management recommendations for this study population. If a carrier was not receiving the information or support she needed from one of these groups, she often turned to another party, most commonly a healthcare provider. Thus, data from this study suggests that previvors or mutation carriers struggling with the risk management decision-making process may need additional support and information to assist them during this process. It is important that healthcare providers are educated about risk-management strategies for HBOC and work together to best help mutation carriers through the decision-making process. In summary, this study revealed that women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations utilize physicians, genetic counselors, family members, and other mutation carriers in the cancer risk management decision-making process. The support and assistance from these individuals can impact the decision-making process.



Bitch

Bitch Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017171882
Release 2008
Pages
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Bitch has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bitch also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bitch book for free.



Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction

Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Author Patricia Anstett
ISBN-10 9781442242630
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 224
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More than 100,000 American women undergo mastectomy and breast reconstruction every year because of breast cancer. Thousands more are having double mastectomies to prevent it. So much has been written about breast cancer, and so much overlooks the reality of reconstruction when a woman has a mastectomy and opts for this process. It is difficult, painful, and traumatizing at times. Most women do not emerge with a new set of breasts and nipples in a single operation. Breast reconstruction usually takes months and can take years to finish. Some women never do, living without nipples or with imperfect results. Others opt not to have reconstruction at all. Still others struggle with one of the biggest women’s health questions today: lumpectomy and radiation or mastectomy? Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction offers a glimpse into the big picture of the various stages and types of breast reconstruction using stories and photos of real women. It offers a true picture of what breast reconstruction entails, and offers hope to those facing it. This is a book to help women with a variety of issues surrounding their choices, with powerful insights from women who have been there.



S uglings und Kinderpflege

S  uglings  und Kinderpflege Author Benjamin Spock
ISBN-10 3550078226
Release 1986
Pages 332
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S uglings und Kinderpflege has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from S uglings und Kinderpflege also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full S uglings und Kinderpflege book for free.



The Pink Moon Lovelies

The Pink Moon Lovelies Author Nicki Boscia Durlester
ISBN-10 1480271284
Release 2013-03-18
Pages 378
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The Pink Moon Lovelies are members of the Facebook group Beyond the Pink Moon, named after Nicki Boscia Durlester's memoir that intimately chronicles her journey after a breast cancer diagnosis. Nicki created the group to provide an active forum for discussion to raise awareness about the BRCA gene and breast and ovarian cancer. She never dreamed her homespun story would travel around the globe and Beyond the Pink Moon would become a support group for people from all walks of life coming together to lift each other up with inspiration, humor, faith and love. With Lovelies in Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Tasmania and the USA, Nicki, a BRCA2 survivor, and fellow moderator, Melissa Johnson Voight, a BRCA1 previvor, whose journey of steadfast faith and courage of conviction is included in this book, have encouraged their members to tell their stories with one goal in mind, to save lives. With a Foreword written by renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk, this riveting collection of 50 stories includes: the unflinching account of Barbie Ritzco, a United States Marine who kept silent about discovering a lump in her breast in order to deploy with her unit to Afghanistan, putting her country before her health, the moving story of Ally Durlester, Nicki's daughter, a 25 year old BRCA2 previvor who will undergo prophylactic surgery to try to avoid the same fate as her mother, grandmother and six great-aunts who all had breast, ovarian or fallopian tube cancer, the frustrating story of Erika Grogin Lange, an Israeli Lovely and mother of five, whose nagging symptoms of fatigue, nausea and bloating went undiagnosed for months until she heard the shocking news that she had Stage III ovarian cancer, and the unpredictable journey of Susan Long Martucci, a two-time breast cancer survivor, disease free for 13 years, blindsided by another diagnosis. She is the beacon of hope who coined the term Pink Moon Lovelies. Each story is compelling and has an important message to impart. The Pink Moon Lovelies, Empowering Stories of Survival concludes with the story of the incomparable May Smith, the 32 year old South African Lovely who left a legacy of extraordinary courage, grace and love. Hers was a life well lived. When May sadly passed away on July 22, 2012 from breast cancer she left the Pink Moon Lovelies with one final message filled with wisdom and advice beyond her years. Her emotional eulogy written by Nicki Boscia Durlester is also included. Two women who never met in person but whose love transcended time and space. The power of the Pink Moon! Cover art and design by Ithaca, New York artist and breast cancer survivor, Shera Delia. All proceeds from the sales of this book will go to Beyond the Pink Moon non-profit and will be donated to breast and ovarian cancer research.



What We Have

What We Have Author Amy Boesky
ISBN-10 159240636X
Release 2011
Pages 327
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All the women in Amy Boesky's family had died young, from cancer, and she and her sisters grew up in time's shadow. In What We Have, she shares a deeply transformative year in her family's life, invites readers to join in their joy, laughter, and grief, and celebrates the promise of a full life, even in the face of uncertainly.



The Pink Magnolia Club

The Pink Magnolia Club Author Geralyn Dawson
ISBN-10 0743442652
Release 2002
Pages 369
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Three women of different generations--Holly, a young prospective bride; Maggie, a middle-aged woman with four grown sons and a crumbling marriage; and Grace, a feisty grandmother suffering from breast cancer--find their lives intertwining at a charity wedding gown sale. Original.



Blood Matters

Blood Matters Author Masha Gessen
ISBN-10 PSU:000065199152
Release 2008
Pages 321
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After genetic testing revealed her predisposposition to ovarian and breast cancer, the author composed this valuable and extensively researched field guide to the significant role DNA plays in making us who we are.



New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women  Gender and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 UCR:31210024308684
Release 2013
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New Books on Women Gender and Feminism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Books on Women Gender and Feminism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Books on Women Gender and Feminism book for free.



Speak Slow I ve Had Chemo An A Z Guide to Surviving Breast Cancer

 Speak Slow I ve Had Chemo  An A   Z Guide to Surviving Breast Cancer Author Susan LeBlanc
ISBN-10 9781456619626
Release 2013-10-04
Pages 78
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An alphabet Patient Handbook utilized for the "need to knows" of breast cancer in a colorful presentation utilizing bold messages and clip art for visual imagery and healing. It addresses the psychosocial aspects a woman encounters in her life crisis with breast cancer. Serious take action issues as fertility that must be addressed before medical treatment are critical before a treatment plan is in place! 1 This material is presented patient to patient in a less medicinal way to create medical awareness. 2 Discuss the "unmentionables" as sexuality, chemo brain, lymphedema, hair loss, fertility, etc providing solutions to improve body image and increase self esteem. 3 Promote healing to overcome adversities A wonderful patient handbook to be utilized with simplified messages by a survivor with a bold message! "Speak Slow I've had Chemo" An A - Z Guide to Surviving Breast Cancer makes a wonderful medical setting book, gift for a patient, caregiver, or used for education for nursing students and other med students, survivor groups, gynecology, etc