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Breasts : the owner's manual : every woman's guide to reducing cancer risk, making treatment choices, and optimizing outcomes
2018
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Summary

Most women don't want to hear about breast cancer unless they have it and need to make some decisions, but these days news about breast cancer--the number one killer of women ages twenty to fifty-nine--is everywhere. Hope for a cure abounds. Celebrities have come forward to share their experiences and raise awareness. Chances are you know someone who has had it.

But did you know that you make choices every day that bring you closer to breast cancer--or move you farther away? That in the majority of cases, cancer isn't up to fate, and there are ways to reduce your risk factors? That many of the things you've heard regarding the causes of breast cancer are flat-out false?

There have been few solid guidelines on how to improve your breast health, lower your risk of getting cancer, optimize your outcomes if you're faced with a diagnosis, and make informed medical choices after treatment. Until now.

"Dr. Funk writes Breasts: The Owner's Manual just like she talks: with conviction, passion, and a laser focus on you."

--DR. MEHMET OZ, Host of The Dr. Oz Show

"Breasts: The Owner's Manual will become an indispensable and valued guide for women looking to optimize health and minimize breast illness."

--DEBU TRIPATHY, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

"Breasts: The Owner's Manual not only provides a clear path to breast health, but a road that leads straight to your healthiest self. As someone who has faced breast cancer, I suggest you follow it."

--ROBIN ROBERTS, Coanchor, Good Morning America

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Table of Contents
Foreword    Sheryl Crowp. xi
Author's Notep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Part 1Breast Health Basics
Chapter 1Breast Care ABCsp. 3
Chapter 2Debunking Breast Cancer Mythsp. 17
Part 2Reducing Cancer Risk
Chapter 3Eat Thisp. 37
Chapter 4Don't Eat Thatp. 73
Chapter 5Beyond Food: What You Should Dop. 110
Part 3Learn Your Personal Risk Factors and Control What You Can
Chapter 6Uncontrollable Risk Factors: Do You Have Them?p. 145
Chapter 7Medications and Operations to Considerp. 173
Part 4Making Medical Choices and Living with Risk
Chapter 8Breast Cancer Screening and Detectionp. 191
Chapter 9Cancer Happens: A Newly Diagnosed Starter Kitp. 222
Chapter 10Now What? Life After Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 268
Acknowledgmentsp. 301
Appendix: Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 303
Notesp. 309
Indexp. 381
About the Authorp. 392
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