Most Asked Questions About Breast Cancer Recurrence
Recurrence eBook: Volume 2
The most frequently asked question for women who have had breast cancer is: What are the chances it will recur?
With the aim of answering a wide range of questions while providing support, empowerment, and education, a free Q&A follow-up to our first Recurrence eBook delves deeper into breast cancer recurrence and related issues.
Created by National Breast Cancer Foundation and Lillie Shockney, former Director of Johns Hopkins Breast Center, nurse, and two-time breast cancer survivor, this second volume addresses common questions from patients, survivors, and caregivers about recurrence from the perspective of a cancer survivor and expert in the field. No topic is off-limits.
- The risk of recurrence
- Local vs. distant recurrence, including signs and symptoms of both
- Treatment options
- Hormone therapy
- Follow-up care
- Coping with anxiety
- The latest research and statistics
“Fear of recurrence is the #1 concern for women who have had breast cancer. Even if they had Stage 0, they are often just as frightened as those who had Stage 3. Giving patients the ability to get their head around recurrence is key to not letting it monopolize their thoughts. To women who have faced breast cancer, don’t allow cancer to be in charge.” – Lillie Shockney, former Director of John Hopkins Breast Center & two-time survivor
“There is great information in this eBook! I’m so glad NBCF produced it to discuss the variables regarding chances of recurrence.” – Camille, two-time breast cancer survivor