Dr. Rand Stack, a Westmed radiologist, who practices at the 1 Theall Road office, in Rye, has published a new book about breast health and breast cancer. His new book, “The Breast Health Checklist: Simple Checklists to Keep You Organized, Informed, and in Control”*, is a practical resource for women who have breast symptoms, who need a breast biopsy, or who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
At the end of the book, special sections contain blank forms designed to create a permanent record of mammogram dates and other important breast health information.
Publication of this book was timed to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
A list of chapters includes: “The Breast Health Checklist”: Risk Factors, Breast Health Screening, Mammography and Breast Imaging, Breast Symptoms, Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer Facts, Breast Cancer Surgery, Radiation and Medical Therapy, and Reconstructive and Cosmetic Breast Surgery.
An example of tips that Dr. Stack provides in the book are:
- Get a mammogram every year starting at age 40 or following your physician’s recommendation.
- Do not settle for a film mammogram unless you live in a remote area with limited access to medical care. Have a digital mammogram or a 3-D mammogram.
- Themography should not be considered as a substitute for mammography.
*The “Breast Health Checklist” is published by Sterling Publishing Company (a division of Barnes & Noble, Inc.) and is available at Barnes & Noble stores, as well as online at barnesandnoble.com and at Amazon.com.