At a time when they're most vulnerable, women who lose their breasts to cancer must make decisions that will impact them for the rest of their lives, often without the information they need. Finally, women have a blueprint of the reconstruction process. They have choices. This book explains them all. --Sue Friedman, founder and Executive Director, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE
At last, a thorough, accurate, and up-to-date book on breast reconstruction. It's long overdue for women facing the confusing choices after mastectomy. --Dean Edell, MD
This resource is a comprehensive guide to the most important facets of this overwhelmingly complex topic. Those who review Kathy Steligo's carefully-researched writing enjoy the benefit of empowerment and a real-world understanding of their choices for post-mastectomy restoration. This book is a beacon in a sea of ever-expanding medical literature. --Frank DellaCroce, MD, FACs, co-founder and co-director, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery
About the Author
Author Kathy Steligo has had breast cancer twice, endured a double mastectomy and has had breast reconstruction twice. <P>While her book is well-researched and applauded by patients and medical professionals alike, she also writes from personal experience, having gone through reconstruction twice. She spoke with more than 500 women while researching the book, along with countless nurses, oncologists, researchers and plastic surgeons.