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100 Questions & Answers About Advanced & Metastatic Breast Cancer, 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
Gary R. Shapiro, MD, John's Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449643355
  • Paperback    152 pages      © 2012
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EMPOWER YOURSELF!

Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, survivor, or loved one of someone suffering from advanced breast cancer, 100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer, Second Edition offers essential and practical guidance. Providing both doctor and patient perspectives, this updated and revised edition offers authoritative answers to the most commonly asked questions about advanced and metastatic breast cancer including diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment quality of life, alternative medicine, targeted therapy, and coping strategies. Written by experts from Johns Hopkins University and Medical Center, this new edition is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.

Part  1  Suspicions of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Part  2  Ensuring You Are in Good Handsā€”Selecting the Oncology Team to Take Care of You
Part  3  Decisions Regarding Surgery and Radiation for Treatment of Metastatic Disease
Part  4  Chemotherapy for Treatment of Metastatic Disease
Part  5  Hormonal Therapy
Part  6  Side Effects of Metastatic Breast Cancer and Its Treatment and How to Control Them
Part  7  Targeted Therapy
Part  8  Clinical Trials
Part  9  Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Part  10  Other Common Questions
Part  11  End of Life, Treatment, Crossroads, Making Plans

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.
 

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Gary R. Shapiro, MD-John's Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Dr. Shapiro is Chairman of the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Medical Director of the John Hopkins Program in Geriatric Oncology. He also serves as faculty member of the Breast Cancer Program for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. Dr. Shapiro received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his medical degree from George Washington State University. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a hematology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed a medical oncology fellowship with B.J. Kennedy at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Shapiro completed additional postgraduate work in medical ethics at the University of Chicago and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His clinical interests focus on ethical issues as well as geriatric oncology care.