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The Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center provides many literary resources for our patients, including many books written by administrative director Lillie Shockney.
The Johns Hopkins Breast Center provides many literary resources for
our patients, including many books written by administrative director Lillie Shockney.

Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S.

ISBN 13: 9780763741280
ISBN 10: 0763741280
Price: $15.95 (Sugg. U.S. List)
S&H: $3.00
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 107
Copyright: 2007

Summary

An invaluable book for breast cancer patients, Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed offers authoritative, practical advice from a breast cancer survivor and medical professional. Lillie Shockney, administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, instructor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine, and tireless breast cancer patient advocate, provides expert guidance as you embark on your journey, helping you gain an understanding about your treatment options and planning, reducing your anxiety and helping you regain a sense of control.

Navigating Breast Cancer provides key information on initial consultations, treatment options and the decision-making process, breast cancer centers, communicating the news of diagnosis to your loved ones, pre- and post-surgery quality of life, sexual intimacy, adjuvant treatment after surgery, targeted therapy, financial issues of treatment, celebrating treatment completion and survivorship, as well as the future of breast cancer, additional resources for patients and their families, and much more.

Breast cancer patients coming to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center for treatment receive a free copy of this book as part of the educational materials given out at the initial consultation.

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Stealing Second Base:  A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Experience and Breast Cancer Expert’s Story

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S.

ISBN 13: 9780763745097
ISBN 10: 076374509X
Price: $17.95 (Sugg. U.S. List)
S&H: $3.00
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 113
Copyright: 2007

Summary

Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., is the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, member of the surgical faculty, a breast cancer survivor, oncology nurse, and nationally renowned speaker and published author on breast cancer. Her book, Stealing Second Base: A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Experience and Breast Cancer Expert’s Story, is a unique, empowering, and often humorous story about the journey of a woman who has experienced breast cancer from many perspectives. Lillie Shockney shares her story about flipping to the other side of the patient’s side rail when she went from medical professional, wife, and mother to becoming a breast cancer patient, patient advocate, and nationally recognized breast cancer expert, lending her emotional support and medical advice to help lead breast cancer patients and families through their own journey with this life altering disease.

This must-have book combines the author’s motivational and medical expertise to provide practical, important information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, pre- and post-surgery quality of life, sexuality associated with breast cancer treatment, the right to choose breast reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction resources, and much more! You will laugh, and cry, and come away inspired after reading this book. Guaranteed. Her message is powerful. Experience it for yourself.

Breast cancer patients having surgery at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center receive a free copy of this book in their “comfort bag” which is given to them the day of their surgery.

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Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ISBN-13: 978-0763784942
ISBN-10: 076378494X
Price: $24.95 (Sugg. U.S. List)
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 100

Copyright: 2009

Summary

Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator is an innovative new resource that guides nurses through the process of becoming a nurse navigator at breast cancer centers. Written by a nationally renowned expert nurse navigator, this essential resource provides direction on improving efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of care. Important features of the book include an overview of the history of navigation, case studies to reinforce concepts and information on becoming a certified nurse navigator. It also contains tools to help measure individual performance and demonstrate value to cancer center leaders. Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator is a must-have resource for oncology nurses and administrators interested in patient advocacy and improved outcomes.

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Fulfilling Hope: Supporting the Needs of Patients with Advanced Cancers

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ISBN-13: 978-1633210783
ISBN-10: 1633210782
Price: $170.00 (Sugg. U.S. List)
Cover: Hardcover

Copyright: 2014

Summary

"I hope that..." often is heard from metastatic cancer patients, but patient hopes are rarely broached by oncology providers with those who receive a terminal cancer diagnosis.This book challenges oncologists to understand and practice a pivotal role with each patient while being realistic about the patient's prognosis and helping to fulfill each patient's hopes. Describing research about hope and sharing poignant patient case studies, the author has written a seminal book that should be required reading for all oncologists. - Shirley Mertz, President, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

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100 Questions & Answers About Advanced & Metastatic Breast Cancer

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ISBN-13: 978-1449643355
ISBN-10: 1449643353
Price: $19.95 (Sugg. U.S. List)
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 152

Copyright: 2011

Summary

EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, survivor, or loved one of someone suffering from advanced breast cancer, 100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer, Second Edition offers essential and practical guidance. Providing both doctor and patient perspectives, this updated and revised edition offers authoritative answers to the most commonly asked questions about advanced and metastatic breast cancer including diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment quality of life, alternative medicine, targeted therapy, and coping strategies. Written by experts from Johns Hopkins University and Medical Center, this new edition is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.

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Breast Cancer Survivorship Care: A Resource for Nurses

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ISBN-13: 978-0763784966
ISBN-10: 0763784966
Price: $24.95 (Sugg. U.S. List)
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 248

Copyright: 2009

Summary

Written by nationally-renowned nursing expert, Lillie Shockney, Breast Cancer Survivorship Care: A Resource for Nurses is an essential guide for nurses providing care to breast cancer survivors and those interested in joining the burgeoning field of cancer survivorship care. Concise, informative, insightful, this one-of-a-kind text gives nurses the information they need to provide optimal care to breast cancer patients and survivors. Topics include understanding the psychological needs of patients, empowering them to conqueror fears and pursue healthy lifestyles that can help reduce risk of cancer recurrence, information on potential drug interactions for patients undergoing long-term hormonal therapy, and techniques for recognizing and dealing with cancer symptoms. Featuring up-to-date clinical information and answers to frequently asked questions, Breast Cancer Survivorship Care: A Resource for Nurses has the tools oncology nurses need to become effective cancer survivor caregivers!

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Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Handbook for Health Care Professionals

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ted Tsangaris, M.D., former chief of breast surgery and former director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center

ISBN-13: 9780763749927
ISBN-10: 0763749923
Price: $69.95 (Sugg. U.S. List)
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 336

Copyright: 2008
 

Summary

As the number of patients diagnosed with and surviving breast cancer increases, health care professionals must focus more on the newly diagnosed and have less time to devote to patients who have completed their treatment. It is becoming essential that “breast cancer survivor doctors and nurses” be trained to fulfill this growing and needed role for patients.

Cancer care specialists, primary care practitioners, gynecologists, and internal medicine physicians all need to be aware of long term side effects of cancer and treatment side-effects They need to know how to monitor for recurrence, watch for other types of related cancers, and help instill confidence in their patient, who now is a breast cancer survivor. This handbook covers all dimensions of breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for the non-specialist and places a special emphasis on the long term survivor.

A straightforward guide to quality long-term care of the breast cancer patient, perfect for any health care professional!

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Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Breast Cancer

By Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Gary R. Shapiro, M.D.

ISBN-13: 978-0763774264
ISBN-10: 076377426X
Price: $9.95 (Sugg. US List)
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 140

Copyright: 2009 Jones & Bartlett Publishers
 

Summary

This essential guide takes you through the journey of breast cancer treatment, exploring all of the options available to women today and gives women the tools they need to actively participate in the decisions surrounding their care.

Breast cancer patients coming to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center for treatment receive a free copy of this book as part of the educational materials given out at the initial consultation.

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Artemis

Artemis,  named for the Greek goddess protector of young women, is our online medical journal that features regular research articles related to breast cancer. It’s free, but subscription is required.

Breast Matters

Breast Matters is a publication produced by the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center about novel treatments and advancements in breast cancer treatment.

 

The Latest Research Translated

ArtemisArtemis: Take advantage of a free subscription to Artemis, our electronic medical journal on breast cancer. Find out more.
 

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