the national cancer institute has updated its patient education booklets, understanding breast changes, understanding cervical changes
, and understanding prostate changes
. the booklets are designed to reduce the anxiety patients often feel when they receive an abnormal result from a screening test or exam.
the understanding changes series
explains facts and symptoms related to breast, cervical, and prostate conditions while defining medical terms in every-day language that is easier for patients to understand.
publications can be ordered online at https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs
or by calling the toll-free number, 1-800-4-cancer.