No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You
By Rachel Brem and Christy Teal
"A life-saving and empowering guide to understanding breast cancer detection, prevention, and treatment options, from two top doctors in the field—Rachel Brem, a breast radiologist, and Christy Teal, a breast surgeon—who have also made the personal decisions to have mastectomies.No Longer Radical is an essential read for everyone whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Leaders in the field of breast cancer treatment at George Washington University—Dr. Rachel Brem is director of breast imaging and Dr. Christy Teal is the surgical director of the breast care center—have created a life-saving guide for detecting, preventing, and treating this devastating disease. No Longer Radical puts control of your healthcare into your own hands. The book covers essential topics that women must be prepared to think about when their medical history puts them at risk for breast cancer, including:-Deciding whether mastectomy is right for you-Evaluating treatment options for every age-Understanding what recovery really looks like-What it means to take control of cancer careIt is exceptional to have two women with their decades of professional expertise who have both been in the shoes of the patient—both women have a family history of breast cancer, with Dr. Brem having undergone treatment and Dr. Teal having preventative mastectomies. Written for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, received treatment, or have a history of breast cancer in the family, this invaluable book is the first of its kind to put knowledge and power in the hands of the patient."