Navigating Breast Cancer: Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS-Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center – Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineLillie Shockney is an oncology nurse, two time breast cancer survivor, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine. Her nursing career has heavily focused on the care of cancer patients. She also has a background in performance improvement and quality of care measurement. Her educational background includes earning an RN diploma degree, BS in Health Care Administration and a Masters degree in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is a published author and national speaker on breast cancer. She is the recipient of many national awards including the Impact Award from the National Consortium of the Breast Centers, the Excellence in Breast Cancer Education Award from the Oncology Nursing Society, the Internet Health Hero award from Intel, the Lane Adams Award from the American Cancer Society, and the Komen Foundation’s Professor of Survivorship Award, along with many others. She is known for inspiring patients, health care professionals with her words of wisdom and wit and believes it is her mission to make the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer the least physically and emotionally traumatic she can, until there is a cure. Having experienced breast cancer personally and taken care of thousands of women with the disease, she is recognized as an expert. She also serves as the Ask an Expert on Breast Cancer for Johns Hopkins,, and several other organizations.
 Additional Titles by this Author100 Questions & Answers About Advanced & Metastatic Breast CancerISBN-13: 9781449643355Breast Cancer Survivorship CareISBN-13: 9780763784966Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse NavigatorISBN-13: 9780763784942

In this newly updated and revised edition of Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Second Edition, author Lillie Shockney empowers breast cancer patients and their families by providing authoritative, easy-to-follow information about each step of treatment, helping  women to make informed decisions about their care. Armed with this invaluable book, breast cancer patients will be well prepared for each phase of therapy, and perhaps most importantly, will learn how to continue to work and live life while receiving treatment. This outstanding resource provides breast cancer patients with the essential tools they need to cope with symptoms and to navigate the maze of modern treatment options.

Key topics include:

  • An explanation of treatment modalities, including which will be the right ones for the patient
  • De-mystification of the pathology report, surgical treatment and adjuvant treatment process
  • Genetic information and counseling/assessment
  • Biological markers that can help determine if chemotherapy is a viable treatment option


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