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Author Anstett, Patricia, 1947- author.

Title Breast cancer surgery and reconstruction : what's right for you / Patricia Anstett ; with photography by Kathleen Galligan.

Publication Info. Lanham, [Maryland] : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  618.19059 ANS    AVAILABLE
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Description ix, 229 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Modern breast surgery and reconstruction -- Making the decision -- Mastectomy: what to expect -- A veteran's story: lumpectomy -- Reconstruction with tissue -- Medical destinations -- Silicone implants -- Saline implants -- Flat or one-breasted -- Uneven results -- Delayed reconstruction -- The nipple: the ultimate challenge -- Revisionists -- Sex and intimacy -- Lymphedema -- Arab culture -- Money and insurance -- Clothing and breast forms -- Doctor selection issues -- Previvors -- Family -- Pregnancy -- Wrapping it up.
Summary "Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction offers a glimpse into the big picture of the various stages and types of breast reconstruction using stories and photos of real women. It offers a true picture of what breast reconstruction entails, and offers hope to those facing it. This is a book to help women with a variety of issues surrounding their choices, with powerful insights from women who have been there."--from publisher's description.
Subject Breast -- Surgery.
Surgery, Plastic.
Breast -- Cancer -- Treatment -- Decision making.
Added Author Galligan, Kathleen.
ISBN 9781442242623 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442242620 (cloth : alk. paper)
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