Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in
the UK; there are approximately 45,000 new cases every
year. A new diagnosis can be very frightening and many
people will have no prior knowledge of the disease.
This book is for women and their families who are looking for a
comprehensive but plain language guide to breast cancer and
its treatments. Many people find that doctors, although highly
qualified and well meaning, can forget how little the layperson
knows about medical procedures and terminology. Starting with
the basics, this guide will look at what breast cancer is and how
it's diagnosed, right through to support options, the treatment
available and how to care for your carers. The emotional aftereffects
of being a survivor are also covered in detail.
Written by a survivor of breast cancer and peer reviewed by
a breast cancer specialist, this book will provide everything
women need to know about breast care, being diagnosed with
breast cancer and the road to recovery.