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Black Woman's Breast Cancer Survival Guide : Understanding and Healing in the Face of a Nationwide

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This accessible guide for general readers doesn’t shy away from technical information, offering plain-language explanations not only of types of cancer, diagnostic testing, and treatment, but also summaries of research on black women and breast cancer. Author Cheryl D. Holloway (public health, minority health issues, South University), a breast cancer survivor herself, encourages readers to stay informed, ask questions, and use all available resources. She even addresses spiritual perspectives, reminding readers that cancer is not God’s punishment for sin. Part 1 explains why black women are at higher risk for certain types of breast cancer, why they often have a worse prognosis, and why they should be screened for cancer at an earlier age. This part of the book also discusses dealing with emotions at diagnosis. Part 2 teaches readers how to understand the results of screenings and test results. Part 3 offers chapters dedicated to types of treatments, such as surgery and hormone therapy. Each treatment chapter gives advice on how to prepare, what to expect, questions to ask, myths, and side effects. The book’s final chapters review other forms of cancer common among black women and outline what to look for in post-treatment stage. Appendices list organizations and web sites and define medical terms. Learning features include summary charts, bullet points, checklists, and examples boxes with cases and news stories. While the book is written specifically for black women, the accessible yet detailed explanations will be useful for all women facing breast cancer. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: Health + Wellness
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Cheryl D. Holloway
Language: English
Street Date: July 14, 2017
TCIN: 52835938
UPC: 9781440856082
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-5407
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