“Fern Reiss has done an excellent job in putting together this checklist for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. Her book is well-organized and comprehensive, and fills a void in the literature. Reiss has thought of everything in this volume. As a breast surgeon, I shall recommend this book to all my patients.”
— Diane Radford, M.D., FACS, FRCSEd
Breast Surgical Oncologist,
Mercy Clinic St. Louis Cancer & Breast Institute
About the Book
The only step-by-step, day-by-day guide to breast cancer. This book offers easy-to-use checklists for what to do before, during, and after breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation—for your health, your family, and yourself—everything from often-overlooked medical issues, to managing work-life during treatment, to checklists of helpful clothing and equipment purchases, to freebies including free restaurant meals, free housecleaning services, free wigs and makeup, and free spa retreats and vacations. See sample pages from the book below.
The book includes specific checklists for dealing with the procedures, treatments, preparation, and follow-up that breast cancer patients require, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, post-surgery recovery, drainage care, pain management, infusion port insertion, prosthesis purchase, chemotherapy, radiation, Herceptin, Tamoxifen, Lupron, aromatase inhibitors, triple-negative diagnoses, lymphedema management, and clinical trials.
The book also helps you manage your health, your family, and yourself, including checklists for finding an oncologist, a surgeon, and other health professionals; organizing your health insurance records, obtaining various products and aids that will make you more comfortable during and after surgery and chemotherapy; checklists to help you organize your children, your family, your friends, and your job; and much more.
This is the book every breast cancer patient needs.
“It is a rare blessing when an oncologist gets to see something so positive come out of a patient’s brush with cancer. The Breast Cancer Checklist is very comprehensive in its scope, clear, and incredibly helpful. This will be a wonderful guide for patients, and a very helpful teaching tool for oncology nurses, breast cancer care coordinators, and oncologists.”
— Nathan Cherny, M.D.
Director, Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service
Department of Medical Oncology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
“This book is very easy to read, understand and put into practice. Based on her own experience with breast cancer, Fern Reiss shares her knowledge and advice to prevent you from saying ‘I wish someone had told me that before.’ I will be telling all my patients to read this book.”
— Dr. Gary M. Freedman,
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“The Breast Cancer Checklist contains a wealth of practical information. Fern Reiss has succeeded admirably in her goal of providing a comprehensive, user-friendly resource. I will suggest it to my oncologist friends for all their patients, not just those with breast cancer.”
— Dr. Judy Stone,
author, "Conducting Clinical Research"
“Breast cancer survivor and author Reiss presents a blueprint for taking control of the procedural and treatment world of the disease. She includes step-by-step instructions for each initial phase of living with breast cancer and describes what to expect going forward. Clearly presented information for patients and loved ones, this book is a handy reference.”
— Library Journal
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