The Black Woman's Breast Cancer Survival Guide: Understanding and Healing in the Face of a Nationwide Crisis, 1st Edition

  • Cheryl D. Holloway
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  • ISBN-10: 1440856095
  • ISBN-13: 9781440856099
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 203 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Breast cancer is reaching epidemic levels, especially among black women. This survival guide provides tools that women—black women in particular—can use to identify and combat this all-too-common threat.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dealing with the Basics for Black Women.
1: Why Black Women Need to Pay Close Attention to Cancer and Cancer Screening.
2: Dealing with Common Emotions and Talking to Others.
3: Types of Breast Cancer Black Women May Develop.
Understanding Cancer Test Results.
4: Breast Cancer Health Screens.
5: Understanding Cancer Test Results.
What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Treatment.
6: Surgery.
7: Radiation Therapy.
8: Chemotherapy, Anti-Estrogen (Endocrine) Therapy, Combined Therapies, and Emerging Treatments.
9: Watching Out for Other Forms of Cancer.
10: Cancer Is Gone: Be Happy—But Don’t Let Your Guard Down.
11: Conclusion.
Appendix A Organizations That Can Help.
Appendix B Other Websites with Helpful Information.
Appendix C Glossary.
About the Author.