Diagnosis: Breast Cancer – The Best Action Plan for Navigating Your Journey (DBC) is an indispensable resource for newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients to help manage their entire journey from diagnosis to recovery. It is a planning tool to help you maintain control throughout the process and alleviate some of the stress. Important information that every patient should know is consolidated into one, easily-referenced resource.

Using this book will enable you to:

  • Know what questions to ask your doctors
  • Understand your pathology report and your type of breast cancer
  • Keep track of all your paperwork and expenses
  • Be aware of your treatment options and the pros and cons associated with them
  • Learn what to expect during the treatment process
  • Realize how to pursue a healthy and happy recovery

… and much more.


Wow! Where has this book been all my life? The amount of information that must be absorbed and processed by new breast cancer patients has become overwhelming. This book will be an incredibly valuable resource for my breast cancer patients, particularly for the newly-diagnosed. The book is concise, well-organized, informative and, most importantly, useable. You have gone a long way toward making this journey much more manageable. Diagnosis: Breast Cancer will be required reading for my breast cancer patients starting on day one!

~William C. Banzhaf, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Midwest Center for Women’s Health Care

I want you to know that I loved everything about your book. I am a newly diagnosed patient and oncology nurse. I found it to be a wonderful tool to navigate through this journey. You are so overwhelmed when first diagnosed and you need help with every area of the treatment. You help the patient become organized and have a sense of being proactive and involved in their care, and I just believe that is so important. Thank you so much for what you have done and what you continue to do for all that face a breast cancer diagnosis

~Kathy Hengelmann 


Being diagnosed with breast cancer can seem so scary and make you feel so isolated from the rest of the world. Your book is great! It has been my “constant companion” over the last couple of days. Thanks for sitting in your basement for 2 years and writing it! I’m sure that there will be many more women like me that will be grateful to you for “making sense” out of all this madness. Having your book is like having a girlfriend that has been through it before that you can turn to for advice!

~Elizabeth Brennan Pobst


When a person gets diagnosed with breast cancer, it is hard to know where to turn. Don’t Google breast cancer, you will get 120 million hits and this certainly cannot help. It is a small wonder that it is so easy to get confused and get inaccurate information! This book does it all, it gives you the best information you need to know about your diagnosis and treatments and it organizes the tasks at hand. This is not only educational but organizational- why re-invent the wheel? I encourage someone with a new diagnosis of breast cancer to use this book to get you started and for the avid reader they can go beyond. Most people will find everything they need from this book. It will become your most valuable resource!!

~Lisa D. Curcio, M.D., F.A.C.S., Surgical Oncologist
Advanced Breast Care Specialist, of South Orange County
Breast Cancer Survivor

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