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The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer

The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer

by Ivo Olivotto MD, Karen Gelmon MD, David McCready MD and Urve Kuusk MD

(To order, please write to or call 877-688-0320.)

This best-selling self-help book for cancer patients and their families, is the definitive authority on all aspects of breast cancer. It equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. Patients involved in making decisions about their treatment are better able to deal with their illness than are patients who give control to their doctors. Topics covered in the book include information about mammograms, breast self-examination techniques, what to do if a lump is found, benefits and side effects of all treatments, chemotherapy and radiation, and practical tips

Dr. Ivo Olivotto is a Professor and the Head of the Division of Radiation Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Department of Oncology, University of Calgary.

Dr. Karen Gelmon is a Professor and works in the Division of Medical Oncology at the BC Cancer Agency and at the Department of Medicine at UBC.

Dr. David McCready is a Professor of Surgery and Gattuso Chair in Breast Surgical Oncology at the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Urve Kuusk is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Surgery at UBC.

"'The Intelligent Patient Guide...' was at my side for the eight months I fought breast cancer. When I needed [information], it never failed me."
- Former CEO Canadian Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute of Canada

"A tremendous tool that I make available to all my patients."
- Dr.J. Caines Halifax, Nova Scotia

Medicine / Health & Well Being
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Trade Paperback Sixth Edition
ISBN: 978-0-981159-91-1
6 x 9 in. - 336 pages
US $34.95
CDN $34.95
French edition will be released soon