Written by esteemed New York obstetrician/gynecologist Niels Lauersen and women's health writer Eileen Stukane, The Complete Book of Breast Care offers the cutting-edge research and professional guidance you need to maintain the lifelong health of your breasts and to combat cancer at any age. One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime; now this revolutionary health maintenance and disease prevention guide addresses women's concerns about their breasts with warmth and candor.
From the first sign of any problem, through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, Lauersen and Stukane reveal state-of-the-art discoveries and advances, in technologies, treatments, medications, and surgical procedures. However, The Complete Book of Breast Care is just as much about avoiding breast cancer as it is about early detection and successful recovery.
The time to take disease prevention seriously is now, especially if you are a woman with a family history of breast cancer. Lauersen and Stukane delve into the preventative power of exercise and nutrition (including the cancer-fighting agents phytochemicals and antioxidants) and the roles of stress and the environment. They discuss the potential risks of replacement hormones, fertility drugs, implants, and birth control pills, and the effects that family history, pregnancy, and radiation can have on your breasts. Lauersen and Stukane offer easily implementable recommendations for altering your lifestyle and direct you to the best sites on the Internet with the latest-breaking news on breast health care.