Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living
With Metastatic Disease

Musa Mayer


An estimated two million Americans alive today have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Each one of them lives with the fear of recurrence, and for good reason: for at least a third of women diagnosed with breast cancer, the disease will eventually spread. When this happens most people assume it means an immediate death sentence. The reality is often different, as explained in Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease. Newly updated and revised, this is the only book on breast cancer that deals honestly with the realities of metastatic disease, yet offers hope and comfort.

All aspects of dealing with the disease are covered, including:
* Coping with the shock of recurrence
* Seeking information and making treatment decisions
* Communicating effectively with medical personnel
* Managing pain and symptoms of disease progression
* Treatment of side effects
* Getting emotional support from other patients, friends, and family
* Finding new ways to discover meaning in the midst of adversity
* Handling disease progression and end-of-life issues


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