Author(s): Terry J. Priestman
Cancer treatments have been revolutionised over the past 40 years, and women are increasingly expected to take an active part in their breast cancer care, and are often faced with complex choices to make. But, a busy and stressful hospital clinic typically gives little time for detailed explanations, and, with the bewildering range of treatments on offer today, how do you know which one is best for you? Which offers the best chance of a cure, and will you be able to cope with any side effects? This book gives a historical overview of the therapies, and gives the basic information needed to make informed choices about cancer care. Topics include: * Key facts about breast cancer * How do you cure breast cancer? * Surgery: your first treatment choice * Radiotherapy * Chemotherapy: cytotoxic drugs * Hormone therapy * Targeted therapy * Complementary and alternative treatments * If breast cancer comes back: advanced breast cancer
Dr Terry Priestman is a consultant clinical oncologist at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton and author of several books for Sheldon.