Page Tools:

Navigating Breast Cancer: Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Second Edition

Author(s): Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9780763786830
  • Paperback    116 pages      © 2011
Price: $19.95 US List
Add to Cart

In this newly updated and revised edition of Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Second Edition, author Lillie Shockney empowers breast cancer patients and their families by providing authoritative, easy-to-follow information about each step of treatment, helping  women to make informed decisions about their care. Armed with this invaluable book, breast cancer patients will be well prepared for each phase of therapy, and perhaps most importantly, will learn how to continue to work and live life while receiving treatment. This outstanding resource provides breast cancer patients with the essential tools they need to cope with symptoms and to navigate the maze of modern treatment options.

Key topics include:

  • An explanation of treatment modalities, including which will be the right ones for the patient
  • De-mystification of the pathology report, surgical treatment and adjuvant treatment process
  • Genetic information and counseling/assessment
  • Biological markers that can help determine if chemotherapy is a viable treatment option
Chapter  1  The Decision-Making Process
Chapter  2  Features of a Breast Center
Chapter  3  Getting Started: Time for Your Initial Consultation
Chapter  4  Communicating the News of the Diagnosis to Others
Chapter  5  Breast Cancer Surgery and Sexual Intimacy
Chapter  6  Adjuvant Treatment After Surgery
Chapter  7  Changes in Daily Routines
Chapter  8  Targeted Therapy
Chapter  9  Metastatic Disease
Chapter  10  Financial Issues
Chapter  11  Living a Healthier Lifestyle Going Forward
Chapter  12  Celebrating Completion of Breast Cancer Treatment: Survivorship
Chapter  13  What Does the Future Hold in the Field of Breast Cancer?
Chapter  14  Resources of Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients and Their Families

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS-Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lillie Shockney is an oncology nurse, two time breast cancer survivor, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Her nursing career has heavily focused on the care of cancer patients. She also has a background in performance improvement and quality of care measurement. Her educational background includes earning an RN diploma degree, BS in Health Care Administration and a Masters degree in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is a published author and national speaker on breast cancer. She is the recipient of many national awards including the Impact Award from the National Consortium of the Breast Centers, the Excellence in Breast Cancer Education Award from the Oncology Nursing Society, the Internet Health Hero award from Intel, the Lane Adams Award from the American Cancer Society, and the Komen Foundation’s Professor of Survivorship Award, along with many others. She is known for inspiring patients, health care professionals with her words of wisdom and wit and believes it is her mission to make the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer the least physically and emotionally traumatic she can, until there is a cure. Having experienced breast cancer personally and taken care of thousands of women with the disease, she is recognized as an expert. She also serves as the Ask an Expert on Breast Cancer for Johns Hopkins, Yahoo.com, and several other organizations.
 

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "When you're stuck in the quicksand of uncertainty, anxiety, and confusion upon a diagnosis of breast cancer -- grab and read this wonderful book to build the confidence and knowledge you need to get through and beyond this crisis."
    Marisa Weiss, MD
    President and Founder
    breastcancer.org



  • “I loved your book Navigating Breast Cancer.  It is the best I’ve read.  I am now going to purchase several copies, so I might give to the newly diagnosed.  Thank you so much for your words, your clarity, your compassion and passion.”
    Jeanne Kirk, BSN, RN
    Breast Health Specialist
    Community Hospital
    Anderson
     


  • Navigating Breast Cancer and Stealing Second Base provide exactly what a woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer needs: good, solid detailed information coupled with encouragement. I would gladly recommend them to any woman facing breast cancer.”
    William R. Brody
    President
    Johns Hopkins University