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Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right For You
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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.
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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.
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      • content: This work by journalist Anstett and photographer and breast cancer survivor Galligan (she's featured here in Chapter 4) highlights the options and advances made in breast cancer treatment for those facing the disease, with women sharing their experiences, in detail, in order to provide the most up-to-date information. Decision-making can focus on mastectomy over lumpectomy with radiation, contralateral prophylactic surgeries, reconstruction (a variety on the menu, including a Texas-based surgeon who performs robotically enhanced minimally invasive reconstruction), or none at all. Genetic testing is a driver of some procedures, and the efficacy of those choices is covered as well. Additional chapters address insurance, sexuality, and family responsibilities. The text overall is accessible, but ultimately the authors suggest women take the time to deliberate on the alternatives and resist pressure from the medical community to jump in without knowing all the therapies and their repercussions. VERDICT A straightforward addition to the breast cancer canon.
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      • content: Anstett, a veteran medical writer and journalist, has compiled honest personal accounts of breast cancer, lumpectomies, preventive mastectomies, and reconstructive surgeries. The author describes the many difficult options and choices women face with breast cancer—from nipple-sparing, silicone versus saline implants, liposuction and tissue reconstruction, delayed reconstruction, revisions and lifts, nipple and areola tattoos, radiation effects, compression garments and breast forms, plastic surgeon and hospital selection, and insurance and non-medical financial help. The text also includes a chapter on Arab culture and the unique challenges of promoting mammograms, further diagnosis, and treatment. This collection of case histories and beautiful black-and-white photographs (by Galligan, an Emmy award-winning photographer and videographer) of real women survivors explores complications of lymphedema, pain, repeated surgeries, different sizes and uneven results, intimate relationships, pregnancies, genetic testing, and hereditary risk. . . .[T]echnical topics are often defined, and web addresses are frequently provided. The title includes a glossary, notes, a brief bibliography, and an index, which are all very useful. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.
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      • content: Patricia Anstett, a well-published medical writer, has written Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for You, a detailed account of one of the most important issues in the world of oncology. Along with the...
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        This work by journalist Anstett and photographer and breast cancer survivor Galligan (she's featured here in Chapter 4) highlights the options and advances made in breast cancer treatment for those facing the disease, with women sharing their experiences, in detail, in order to provide the most up-to-date information. Decision-making can focus on mastectomy over lumpectomy with radiation, contralateral prophylactic surgeries, reconstruction (a variety on the menu, including a Texas-based surgeon who performs robotically enhanced minimally invasive reconstruction), or none at all. Genetic testing is a driver of some procedures, and the efficacy of those choices is covered as well. Additional chapters address insurance, sexuality, and family responsibilities. The text overall is accessible, but ultimately the authors suggest women take the time to deliberate on the alternatives and resist pressure from the medical community to jump in without knowing all the therapies and their repercussions. VERDICT A straightforward addition to the breast cancer canon. For all health collections.--Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        In 2014, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 102,000 of them underwent reconstruction, more than 71,000 right away and nearly 31,000 later. Anstett, a veteran newspaper reporter, and Galligan, an Emmy-winning photographer and breast-cancer survivor, spent two years thoroughly investigating women's choices: breast-sparing lumpectomies with radiation; removal of one breast with and without reconstruction; removal of two breasts with and without reconstruction; reconstruction with tissue, saline implants, and silicone implants; nipple-sparing operations; nipple tattoos; and preventive mastectomies. Fortunately, they ably spell out the pros and cons of each option, and they provide the full names of the survivors along with their photographs. Anstett and Galligan also include chapters on finances and insurance, sex and intimacy, and how to cope with feeling like damaged goods after surgery. Shaded boxes provide invaluable additional information, including a Q&A with a genetics counselor and lists of resources, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This important, well-reported guide should empower women with breast cancer to figure out their own best treatment.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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  • Modern Breast Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Making the Decision
  • Mastectomy: What to Expect
  • A Veteran's Story: Lumpectomy
  • Reconstruction with tissue
  • Medical destinations
  • Silicone Implants
  • Saline Implants
  • Flat or one-breasted
  • Uneven results
  • Delayed reconstruction
  • The Nipple: The Ultimate Challenge
  • Revisionists
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Lymphedema
  • Body Image and Culture
  • Money and Insurance
  • Clothing and Breast Forms
  • Doctor Selection Issues
  • Previvors
  • Family
  • Pregnancy
  • Wrapping It Up
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