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About this item
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Health + Wellness
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Book theme: Cancer
Author: Amy Curran Baker & Marybeth Curran Brown
Street Date: December 14, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-4106
"As a Certified Mastectomy Fitter, I often work with women that have gone through a Mastectomy. This book gave me a greater understanding of the personal and medical challenges they face on a daily basis. Clinical terms are explained in a comfortable, easy manner and it is full of suggestions to ease the healing process. Amy Curran Baker does an excellent job portraying life dealing with breast cancer. I would recommend this book for both mastectomy patients and their caregivers. Good for CFM's to read about recovery from a patient's point of view. This is a great guide for patients! It clearly and concisely explains many aspects of the mastectomy and post mastectomy processes and the helpfulreview of clinical terms will help patients more effectively communicate with their healthcare team.--"Jeanine Doty RN, CPO, Operations Department, Active Life, Inc.
..".an immensely helpful, supportive, realistic and comprehensive book about how to prepare for and what to expect after mastectomy. Curran Baker's writing is honest, clear, empathetic and personable; she covers the full spectrum of experiences on topics like drain management and pain, since every patient is unique. Now What? is an invaluable resource for the breast cancer patient who wants to be prepared and empowered."--CAPHIS, Consumer Newsletter of the Medical Library Association
"When facing mastectomy, you can never ask too many questions, you can only regret not pushing for more details ahead of time. While this is true, you also need true and thorough answers. In Amy Curran Baker's book you find these answers."--Ingrid Kollak, RN, PhD, Co-author: "Yoga and Breast Cancer"
"The open dialogue [in this book] explores the multiple facets of complete healing and heightens the reality that no two journeys are the same. The upbeat and reassuring content is a must read for those considering a mastectomy."--Nancy Sokolowski, RN, Breast Health Specialist, Co-author: The Breast Cancer Companion:
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