The new fourth edition of "The Breast Cancer Survival Manual" provides essential updates on treatment and care, enhancing the basic information that has made this the most trusted guide for women diagnosed with breast cancer for the past decade. This edition includes the most current advice on: getting a second opinion: why it's important, what questions to ask, and how to decide which team of doctors is best for you; updates on genetic testing and how doctors are using the results to tailor care for each patient; and navigating new types of radiation, the Herceptin breakthrough, and improved reconstruction surgeries. Conscious of the rapidly evolving spectrum of treatment options, Dr. John Link outlines the latest findings and professional wisdom for the patient in pursuit of the most effective treatment plan. "The Breast Cancer Survival Manual" continues to be a must-have for any woman seeking accurate and accessible information about managing breast cancer today.
John Link, M.D., a renowned oncologist, is head of Breastlink, a comprehensive breast cancer group he founded that is based in Southern California. Breastlink has been recognized as a leader and innovator in breast cancer care by "Self" magazine and ABC's 20/20. Dr. Link also founded the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, a nonprofit charity dedicated to educating and helping women achieve optimal care.