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Everything You Need to Know When Facing Mastectomy,
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This review is from: Now What? A Patient's Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy (Paperback)
The Curran sisters have a unique perspective: Medical professionals with a strong family history of breast cancer, but no identified genetic mutation. After one sister chose prophylactic mastectomy, and another was diagnosed with breast cancer, Amy pooled their considerable personal and professional knowledge, interviewed others in the breast cancer field, conducted research and surveyed other women who had undergone mastectomies. The book that resulted is a valuable resource for any woman facing mastectomy: Not just the "nuts and bolts" of the surgery, but realistic expectations of the range of possibilities for recovery and reconstruction, and practical suggestions for how to cope with post-op necessities. The personal stories presented in the final section convey a sense of hope, and the possibility of getting past surgery and back into life.
As a member of the hereditary breast cancer community, I am happy to see that there is now a comprehensive reference for women having this surgery that is relevant to those with or without a cancer diagnosis.