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Breast cancer :what you should know but may not be told about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

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Publisher Comments:

"This book is a fine resource for every doctor, patient, and family who has to confront the reality of breast cancer."—Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

Attitudes about breast cancer diagnosis are changing, and women and their families are becoming more assertive about managing their disease. They know that more choices are available now than ever before, and they are willing to make them.

This book encourages you to take control. Cathy Hitchcock and Steve Austin, N.D., have written a book for women who are ready to actively participate in their diagnosis and treatment.

A husband and wife team, Hitchcock and Austin walk you step-by-step through each part of diagnosis, treatment (both conventional and alternative), and prevention (including prevention of a recurrence). With the help of a flow chart, they examine different diagnosis options. They also suggest questions to ask your doctor and offer checklists, summaries, and overviews.

Interwoven with all this information, Cathy shares her personal story as a breast cancer survivor. She describes her ordeal upon discovering the lump and the transitions she has gone through to live with the diagnosis in a life-affirming way. Unlike many other breast cancer patients, Cathy didn’t simply accept the choices offered by medical doctors. Instead, with the help of her husband, she studied the research and made her own decisions about conventional and alternative treatments.

Synopsis:

"This book is a fine resource for every doctor, patient, and family who has to confront the reality of breast cancer."

—Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

Attitudes about breast cancer diagnosis are changing, and women and their families are becoming more assertive about managing their disease. They know that more choices are available now than ever before, and they are willing to make them.

This book encourages you to take control. Cathy Hitchcock and Steve Austin, N.D., have written a book for women who are ready to actively participate in their diagnosis and treatment.

A husband and wife team, Hitchcock and Austin walk you step-by-step through each part of diagnosis, treatment (both conventional and alternative), and prevention (including prevention of a recurrence). With the help of a flow chart, they examine different diagnosis options. They also suggest questions to ask your doctor and offer checklists, summaries, and overviews.

Interwoven with all this information, Cathy shares her personal story as a breast cancer survivor. She describes her ordeal upon discovering the lump and the transitions she has gone through to live with the diagnosis in a life-affirming way. Unlike many other breast cancer patients, Cathy didnt simply accept the choices offered by medical doctors. Instead, with the help of her husband, she studied the research and made her own decisions about conventional and alternative treatments.

Synopsis:

A husband-and-wife team provides reassuring knowledge and advice about this dreaded illness. Austin, a naturopathic physician, assesses conventional and alternative treatments, while Hitchcock, a social worker who beat breast cancer, shares her personal history and provides wise counsel.

About the Author

Cathy Hitchcock, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., has a private counseling practice centered on womens issues.

Steve Austin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician and Professor of Nutrition at National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Diagnostic Choices

1. Shock

2. My Diagnosis

3. Your Diagnosis

Physical Exam and Medical History

Mammography

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Biopsy

Axillary Dissection/Nodal Sampling

Blood Tests

Chest X Rays

Pathology Report

Scans

The New Genetic Test

Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis

4. My Reaction to Diagnosis

Part 2: Treatment Choices

5. Your Surgical and Radiation Choices

Toward More Limited Surgery

Mastectomy versus Lumpectomy

The Value of Surgery

When Should Surgery Be Done?

Breast Reconstruction

Radiation versus No Radiation

6. My Surgical and Radiation Decisions

7. Should You Have Chemotherapy or Ovarian Ablation?

The Concept of Adjuvant Chemotherapy

The Concept of "Success" with Chemotherapy

The Drugs

Chemotherapy and Node-Negative Women

Chemotherapy, Ovarian Ablation, and Node-Positive Women

Chemotherapy for Women over 70

Chemotherapy to Avoid Mastectomy in Patients with Large Tumors

An Overview

8. Why I Didn't Have Chemotherapy

9. Tamoxifen

What Does Tamoxifen Do?

Using Tamoxifen to Treat Breast Cancer

Estrogen Receptor Status

Tamoxifen and Node-Negative Patients

Tamoxifen and Node-Positive Patients

Tamoxifen and Menopausal Status

Tamoxifen Toxicity

Potential Side Benefits of Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen and Chemotherapy

Tamoxifen and Healthy Women: The Prevention Trial

Tamoxifen Checklist

10. Your Alternative Choices for Treatment

Metabolic Therapy (Laetrile)

Shark Cartilage

The Gerson Therapy

The Macrobiotic Diet

The Hoxsey Formula

Linus Pauling and Vitamin C Therapy

Psychological Intervention

Other Alternative Therapies

11. My Alternative Treatment Decisions

Part 3: Preventing Breast Cancer

12. Diet and Prevention

Dietary Fat

Fiber

Anticancer Foods

Organically Grown Food

The Big Picture

13. Supplements and Prevention

Supplements and Conventional Medical Philosophy

Primary Prevention, Secondary Prevention

Antioxidants and Prevention

The FDA versus Science

Vitamin C and Prevention

Beta-Carotene and Prevention

Selenium and Prevention

Vitamin E and Prevention

A Review of Possible Antioxidant Doses

Sunshine, Vitamin D, and Prevention

Iron and Cancer

Exotic Supplements

14. Lifestyle and Prevention

Exercise

Alcohol

Coffee

Green Tea

Weight

Sunshine

Estrogen Replacement Therapy and the Birth Control Pill

Electromagnetic Waves

EcoCancers

15. Developing My Prevention Lifestyle

Eating and Deprivation

Eating Out, Eating In, and In Between

Developing a Prevention Lifestyle

Part 4: Living with Breast Cancer

16. Dealing with Change

17. No More Headaches

18. Getting On with Our Lives

APPENDIX A: Making the Transition: Eating In, Eating Out

APPENDIX B: Guided Imagery/Stress Release Tapes

APPENDIX C: Food Sources of Antioxidants

APPENDIX D: Iron-Free Multivitamin/Mineral Sources

Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis

Glossary

Index

About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559583626
Author:
Austin, Steve
Publisher:
Prima Lifestyles
Author:
Hitchcock, Cathy
Author:
Austin, Steve Nd
Author:
Hitchcock, Cathy Msw
Author:
Cathy Hitchcock, M.S.W.
Author:
Steve Austin, N.D.
Location:
Rocklin, CA :
Subject:
Gynecology and obstetrics
Subject:
Naturopathy
Subject:
Women's Health - Breast Care
Subject:
Breast
Subject:
Diseases - Breast Cancer
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Breast neoplasms.
Subject:
Breast -- Cancer -- Popular works.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Womens Health
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series Volume:
report no. 100-71
Publication Date:
19940631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.57x5.57x.81 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "This book is a fine resource for every doctor, patient, and family who has to confront the reality of breast cancer."

—Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

Attitudes about breast cancer diagnosis are changing, and women and their families are becoming more assertive about managing their disease. They know that more choices are available now than ever before, and they are willing to make them.

This book encourages you to take control. Cathy Hitchcock and Steve Austin, N.D., have written a book for women who are ready to actively participate in their diagnosis and treatment.

A husband and wife team, Hitchcock and Austin walk you step-by-step through each part of diagnosis, treatment (both conventional and alternative), and prevention (including prevention of a recurrence). With the help of a flow chart, they examine different diagnosis options. They also suggest questions to ask your doctor and offer checklists, summaries, and overviews.

Interwoven with all this information, Cathy shares her personal story as a breast cancer survivor. She describes her ordeal upon discovering the lump and the transitions she has gone through to live with the diagnosis in a life-affirming way. Unlike many other breast cancer patients, Cathy didnt simply accept the choices offered by medical doctors. Instead, with the help of her husband, she studied the research and made her own decisions about conventional and alternative treatments.

"Synopsis" by , A husband-and-wife team provides reassuring knowledge and advice about this dreaded illness. Austin, a naturopathic physician, assesses conventional and alternative treatments, while Hitchcock, a social worker who beat breast cancer, shares her personal history and provides wise counsel.
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