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The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
Issues And Answers from Research to Recovery

Steligo, Kathy
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BOOK SYNOPSIS
No woman wants to lose her breasts. But when mastectomy is necessary, you have options to recreate what breast cancer takes away. But how do you find answers about reconstruction when you'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢re still overwhelmed by your diagnosis and treatment? How real will your reconstructed breasts look? What if you don'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢t want implants? How painful is the process? Will your insurance company pay for your surgery? How long will it take to recover?

The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook has the answers you need. Clear explanations and easy to understand text, along with photos and illustrations, demystify mastectomy and the reconstruction process. The book will help you understand the benefits and risks of different procedures and determine which option, if any, is right for you. You won'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢t be alone: each chapter includes insights from women who have been through reconstruction. You'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ll learn about:
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Mastectomy (as treatment or to reduce risk)
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ How mastectomy affects reconstruction
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Finding the right surgeon
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Creating a breast with implants
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Creating a breast with your own skin and fat
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Rebuilding your nipple and areola
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Matching your opposite breast
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Dealing with insurance companies
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Preparing for surgery
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ What to expect in the hospital
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Tips for an easier recovery
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ Restorative exercises
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ How to minimize scarring
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢ What to do if you'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢re unhappy with your results
...and much more.

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BOOK REVIEWS
At last, a thorough, accurate, and up-to-date book on breast reconstruction. It's long overdue for women facing the confusing choices after mastectomy. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"Dean Edell, MD

This masterful book promises to be the ultimate guide to reconstruction for patients, family, and friends. If you or someone you care about has breast cancer, give them gift your loving support and a copy of this book. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Gail S. Lebovic, MD

An important and much-needed book covered in a comprehensive and easily-understood manner.
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Patricia T. Kelly, Ph.D., Medical geneticist

Wow! Where was this book when I had my reconstruction? It leaves no stone unturned. It is full of generous information and diligent details. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Annie Toglia, author, Staying Abreast, Rehabilitation Exercises for Breast Cancer Surgery

This book is a must. It is what women need in today'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s complicated medical world.
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Michael O'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢Holleran, MD

Even with today'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s heightened awareness of breast cancer, there are still many myths and misunderstandings relating to breast reconstruction. The most important thing a patient can do is to educate herself on her options so she can be an active part of her treatment team. A resource such as The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook, is of great value to patients. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"Fred Duffy, Jr., MD

At a time when they'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢re most vulnerable, women who lose their breasts to cancer must make decisions that will impact them for the rest of their lives, often without the information they need. Finally, women have a blueprint of the reconstruction process. They have choices. This book explains them all. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Sue Friedman, Exec. Dir., FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook acts as a well-informed friend. It answers many of the big (and little) questions women have as they cope with the physical and emotional turmoil of breast cancer. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Claudia Pratt, RN, MA, BSN, Nurse Coordinator, Seton Breast Health Center

If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, treated with a mastectomy, and reconstruction is an option, The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook is the book to read. It's a comprehensive and practical guidebook that addresses not only reconstruction issues but also how to solve problems related to them. The book is a worthwhile guide to wholeness and satisfaction.
'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…" Brenda Gill, Hotline Peer Counselor, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Every woman facing mastectomy needs this book. It'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¾--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢s easy to read and literally walks women through the breast reconstruction process. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"Rebecca, KS

I wasn't even sure about what to ask until I discovered this excellent book with clear explanations. The meticulous research and information took an enormous load off my mind at an extremely stressful time. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"Barbara, CA

This guidebook is excellent'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬?it quickly brought me up to speed on the current reconstructive techniques, how they compare, and what factors to consider for each one. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"LL, CA

I thought I researched my reconstruction pretty well, but this book is full of things I never thought of. 'ââ‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬--¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…"Margaret, WA


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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 0966979974
ISBN(13-digit): 9780966979978
Copyright: 2005
Dewey Decimal: 613
Book Publisher: Carlo Pr
Language: ENG
Binding: Sewn
No. of Pages: 209
Paper Weight (lb): 60
Illustrations (B&W): 75



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