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Male Breast Cancer: Taking Control


All you need to know to “take control” after a diagnosis of male breast cancer.

Male breast cancer is not common and often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Using the familiar image of a garden and a personal, plain English style, renowned breast cancer specialist Professor John Boyages, MD, PhD, walks you slowly through the stress and confusion of diagnosis, treatment, and life after male breast cancer.

In Male Breast Cancer: Taking Control, John Boyages provides you with all the information you or your family and friends need to take control, maximize your survival, and find your path to recovery.




Learn how to:

  • Know the difference between “man boobs” and male breast cancer
  • Have the right tests for an earlier diagnosis
  • Avoid under- or overtreatment
  • Ask your treatment team the right questions
  • Choose treatments for your breast and lymph nodes
  • Deal with stress, anxiety, fatigue, and sexuality during and after treatment
  • Understand when chemotherapy is really required
  • Get specific up-to-date information for male breast cancer and avoid pamphlets designed for females
  • Achieve a more positive state of mind through inspiring and motivating patient stories and key take-home messages

Some key features: 

  • “Traffic-light” colors guide you through treatment phases
  • 20 color-coded “Control Points”
  • Clear end of chapter “Warning”, “Tip” and “Remember” icons and summaries
  • End of chapter take home messages
  • 10 real-life patient stories
  • Plain English style with garden and other analogies to explain your breast cancer and its treatment
  • Over 50 images and graphically designed diagrams
  • Over 70 hand-picked web links
  • Detailed glossary, key references and index (print version)