According to the Cancer Council of Australia, 11,800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer nationally every year and the disease is one of the most common causes of cancer death. Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. A supportive guide for sufferers, and the friends and family of sufferers, 'Breast Cancer For Dummies, Australian Edition' is based on the most recent research findings, the clinical expertise of oncologists, and the invaluable experiences of women who have walked this road before.
Learning how to examine yourself and reduce the risk factors in your diet and lifestyle
Coming to terms with your diagnosis
Your treatment options
What to expect from medical tests and procedures
Understanding the medical jargon
Breast cancer in men
What questions to ask and how to make the best choices for your health
One of the most important factors in coming to terms with the news that you or someone close to you has breast cancer is making sure you have all the facts. 'Breast Cancer for Dummies, Australian Edition' will help you understand the symptoms and treatment of breast cancer. Straightforward, up-to-date and accurate, this guide covers:
Whether you or someone you know is dealing with breast cancer, 'Breast Cancer for Dummies, Australian Edition' is a comprehensive and useful book to answer your questions and guide you through the best options for managing your health and recovery.
About the Author:
Rosemary Moore is a writer and editor with a long-term interest in women's health. She currently works as an editor at The Cancer Council of Victoria and has adapted 'Breast Cancer for Dummies' for the Australian Edition.
John Wiley & Sons
Author: Rosemary Moore
Tips on Breast Cancer
Early detection is the key to successful treatment, so learn how to examine your breasts and see your doctor immediately if you find a lump or you notice a change in any part of your breast.
One in 11 women in Australia will develop breast cancer by the age of 75 (Cancer Council of Australia).
At least 90 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each year.
If you are aged over 50, see your doctor regularly for check-ups and mammograms.
Nine out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease (Cancer Council of Australia).
Being female and getting older are the two main risk factors in the development of breast cancer (Cancer Council of Australia).
Recognise other risk factors and adjust your lifestyle and diet accordingly. Smoking and obesity increase your risk of developing the disease.
If you or someone close to you is dealing with cancer, find out as much information as you can about the treatments, ask plenty of questions and get a second opinion if you feel it's necessary.