100 questions & answers about advanced and metastatic breast by Lillie D. Shockney, Gary R. Shapiro

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By Lillie D. Shockney, Gary R. Shapiro

The single textual content to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, this e-book delivers authoritative, useful solutions in your questions. Written by way of Lillie Shockney, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon starting place Breast middle, teacher within the division of surgical procedure at Johns Hopkins college s tuition of drugs, and tireless breast melanoma sufferer recommend, with remark from actual Read more...

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Inquire how patients are referred for wig fittings, as well as any skin care needs that may occur during treatment. Some breast centers offer these services within their facility. 15. Do I need a radiation oncologist? Radiation physicist Makes sure that the equipment is working properly and that the machines deliver the right dose of radiation. Most patients who are having breast conservation surgery or have had locally advanced disease have already undergone radiation therapy in some manner. It is valuable to go to a facility that has extensive experience as well as doctors and therapists who specialize in treating this specific type of cancer.

It does not really matter how the anti-cancer medicine gets into your body, as long as it does. Some medicines are not absorbed into the bloodstream through the gastrointestinal tract, so doctors have to administer it directly into the bloodstream through a vein. Another common misconception about cancer therapy is to assume that the severity of its side effects is directly related to its Many cancer patients make the mistake of thinking that medicine given in the veins is more powerful than medicine given by mouth.

However, if it is obvious from your doctor’s examination that the cancer is growing at a fast pace, even after one cycle therapy, there is probably no reason to continue it. You or your oncologist might also stop the chemotherapy if you are having unusually severe side effects. “Stable or improved disease” is the definition of success that you and your oncologist should use to assess how well the chemotherapy is working. indb 39 8/20/08 12:32:29 PM 1 0 0 Q & A A bout A dvanced and M etastatic B reast C ancer Lymph nodes Tissues in the lymphatic system that filter lymph fluid and help the immune system fight disease.

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