Book review: The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre lead Maria Leadbeater reviews The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer
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The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control Trisha Greenhalgh and Liz O’Riordan Vermilion £14.99 | 304pp ISBN: 9781785041877

Based on current evidence and UK guidelines, this is a comprehensive book explaining breast cancer from diagnosis to recovery.

The authors, a GP and a surgeon, also offer personal perspectives on their own breast cancer diagnoses, as well as their expertise, to help inform patients.

This could be a useful read for nurses or health professionals new to breast cancer because it gives a good overview of the management and impact of the disease.

There are some good chapters on treatments, while the exercise section is excellent and informs active and inactive people how to get this aspect of their life on track.

However, the chapter on staying healthy during treatment includes seven pages on ‘cancer diets’, yet


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