New 'Breast Cancer Checklist' Book Offers Easy-to-Use Checklist System for Managing Treatment
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BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month just around the corner, the new 'Breast Cancer Checklist' book (www.BreastCancerChecklist.com) by Fern Reiss offers an easy-to-use guide with checklists for what to do before, during, and after breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, including such tips as "Avoid grapefruit during treatment -- it interferes with chemotherapy." It covers a range of medical, personal, and practical advice, revealing:
- An easy way to prevent nausea during chemotherapy
- How to look great in a swimsuit without being weighed down by a prosthesis
- Why you should get a dental appointment before you start chemo
- How to schedule your surgery to improve your outcome
- One easy way to have a pain-free operation
- What food The American Cancer Society recommends avoiding while on tamoxifen
- What you can do now in preparation for the personalized cancer vaccines coming in the future
The book's easy-to-use checklists track personal information such as medical, insurance, and scheduling details, as well as covering not-to-be-missed details of lymphedema management, infusion ports, tamoxifen, herceptin, and managing work during treatment.
Reiss, who was diagnosed two years ago, began working on the project when she couldn't find a book that would get her through treatment. "There are many exhaustive -- and exhausting! --books on breast cancer," she said, "but I couldn't find any that just told me what I needed to know and let me track the myriad of details easily."
The book includes everything from checklists of equipment and clothing designed to make your life easier, to freebies including free restaurant meals, free housecleaning services, free headcoverings and makeup, and free retreats and spa vacations available to breast cancer survivors.
Find it in bookstores, via Amazon, and at www.BreastCancerChecklist.com.