41, 000 women and 290 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK and yet breast cancer continues to be thought of as a womens cancer. This is just one of the many myths that surround the disease, including others that refer to diet, lifestyle and just how successful breast cancer treatment continues to be.
In the early 1990s only about half of all breast cancer patients could expect to live 10 years or more, but now this figure has increased to more than 7 out of 10, and is continually improving. Most women who get breast cancer can expect to survive.
Honorary Clinical Oncologist Dr Terry Priestman, author of Sheldon best-seller Coping with Chemotherapy, returns with Coping with Breast Cancer to dispel the myths surrounding this common disease. With reliable information and an optimistic approach about every stage from symptoms, through diagnosis to rehabilitation, this book is the essential read for suffers, their families and anyone else affected by the disease.
Coming to terms with a diagnosis of breast cancer is anything but easy, but this helpful book gives reassurance and practical advice about getting on with life as normally as possible.
Terry Priestman is Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK, and author of the best-selling Coping with Chemotherapy, Coping with Radiotherapy, and Coping with Breast Cancer (all Sheldon Press).