About the Author
In 2006, at age 41, Andrea learned she had breast cancer. She joined approximately 2.5 million women in the United States who are breast cancer survivors. During her extensive research, the treatment choices offered for early stage breast cancer shocked her. Having her breasts removed as one of the treatment options surprised her the most. xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Andrea's skills as an attorney guided her through four years of researching breast cancer and writing this book. She writes from a layperson and survivor's viewpoint rather than from a medical perspective. Andrea lives in San Diego with her two children. She has used her breast cancer experience to transform her personal health and is now in the best physical shape of her life.
Her consultant, Dr. Barry Handler, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience in breast reconstruction.