|Breasts: The Owner's Manual [Hardcover]|
Author: Funk, Dr. Kristi
Genre: Health & Fitness
Publish Date: 2018/05/01
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Retail Price: 26.99
ID Price: 21.59
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives, and breast cancer is the #1 killer of women ages 20-59. This holistic guide to total breast health arms women with the most up-to-date tools for prevention and a compassionate and complete guide to treatment options. Dr. Kristi Funk is a Board-certified breast cancer surgeon based in Los Angeles and the co-founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, which has transformed the delivery of breast health care in America. She is the go-to expert on breast health for Good Morning America and The Doctors and appears regularly on The Today Show, The View, CNN, and Dr. Oz, among many others. In print, she has been featured in Town and Country, People, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Real Simple, and Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Funk and her team see thousands of patients every year, from all walks of life, with a wide range of breast health concerns. Over the years, Dr. Funk has come to realize that her greatest gift is her ability to speak to nearly any woman and alleviate her breast concerns with clear words that make her feel understood, without making her feel belittled. Because of her high profile patients and center, Dr. Funk has the opportunity influence the way that women behave toward their own breasts. Long before Dr. Funk performed the double prophylactic mastectomy that Angelina Jolie described in her widely-discussed New York Times op-ed , My Medical Choice, Dr. Funk strategized with her about the most effective and honest way to communicate her decision to the world. Their announcement led to a permanent increase in BRCA testing documented around the world. Now, Dr. Funk wants to take a broader conversation to women everywhere with a straight-talking, strategy-filled guide to breast health. Her mission to educate as many women as possible about everything they can do to stop breast cancer before it starts. Dr. Funk will debunk the most prevalent myths that cause women to feel powerless over their breast health. She will also offer expert wisdom on the dietary and lifestyle decisions that can make a life-saving difference and have a critical impact on breast cancer risk. She will also explore the risk factors that women cannot control - age, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and genetics - and share the latest research on BRCA mutations and what they mean. Finally, she will speak to women who have been newly diagnosed or who are living with and thriving after breast cancer, addressing the range of treatment options. Every year, 1 million cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed globally, with 240K+ in the US alone. Breasts: The Owner's Manual will save many women from an unwelcome journey or an untimely death, and in turn, the lives of those whom they love will be that much more joyful as well.