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Prevent, survive, thrive : every woman's guide to optimal breast care

Author: John G West; Maralys Wills
Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2016]
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"Are your breasts healthy? If this question gives you pause, you're not alone. Confusing media and conflicting advice surrounding breast health can make it challenging to know what's best. In the United States this year, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. John West wants to help you avoid becoming part of that statistic. For nearly 20 years, Dr. West has focused on giving his patients  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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West, John G. (John Gilbert), 1941-
Prevent, survive, thrive.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2016]
(DLC) 2016029574
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G West; Maralys Wills
ISBN: 9781942952237 1942952236
OCLC Number: 921870598
Description: xvii, 301 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Why this book was written --
The controversies that drive this book --
Section I : General breast care guidelines by age and sex. For children, teens, and women under forty --
For women over forty --
For women of childbearing age : birth control, pregnancy, and lactation --
For men --
Section II : Common breast problems. Breast pain --
Abnormal mammograms : calcifications and densities --
Breast lumps --
Nipple discharge --
Section III : Uncommon but perilous breast problems. Infiltrating lobular cancer : the devil's cancer --
Inflammatory breast cancer : the silent killer --
Paget's disease of the nipple --
Section IV : Controversies in breast care. The breast self-exam controversy --
"My mammogram was normal, and now I'm on chemo" --
Shame on you, Dr. Krauthammer : why he's wrong about mammograms --
Mammograms : the spin stops here --
Your bra : a no-phone zone --
Genetic testing --
Section V : Prevention. Beating the genetic odds : exercise, diet, and weight control --
Alcohol, vitamins, and hormones : what helps and what hurts --
"Why me?" ... think DDT : the connection between environmental toxins and cancer --
Section VI : After diagnosis. Just diagnosed : questions you might have --
Who needs a second opinion -and why --
Mastectomy versus lumpectomy --
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy --
Breast reconstruction after lumpectomy --
Section VII : Hope. Better breast care for all --
The importance of hope.
Responsibility: Breast Care Surgeon, John G. West, MD with Maralys Wills.

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"Are your breasts healthy? If this question gives you pause, you're not alone. Confusing media and conflicting advice surrounding breast health can make it challenging to know what's best. In the United States this year, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. John West wants to help you avoid becoming part of that statistic. For nearly 20 years, Dr. West has focused on giving his patients the best care possible when they show up for diagnosis or treatment. The question he gets most often from his patients is: "What would you tell me to do if I were your wife or daughter?" Prevent, Survive, Thrive: A Breast Surgeon's Lifesaving Advice for Living Healthy and Cancer-Free is Dr. West's answer. Drawing from the latest scientific findings in the field of breast care, he goes into detail about the things most women don't know about their annual exams, like when you should insist on an ultrasound instead of trusting the mammogram, or even how to do a thorough self-examination in the months between your visits to the physician. He lets you know exactly what kind of pain is normal and what should be investigated further. He even offers lifestyle advice to help you lower your risk factors; things as small as how often you exercise or where you carry your cell phone can have an impact on your future health. Prevent, Survive, Thrive provides clear, accurate guidelines for prevention and early detection, letting you to take control of your health"--

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"Dr. West's book is a valuable addition to the current literature for those touched by breast cancer. He has dedicated his career to caring and healing women with breast cancer, which he reveals with Read more...

 
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