No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies & Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You

An Evening with Dr. Rachel Brem and Dr. Christy Teal
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Phoenix Zoom Channel

Phoenix Books is honored to present an evening with Dr. Rachel Brem and Dr. Christy Teal for a discussion of their new book, No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right for Youa life-saving and empowering guide to understanding breast cancer detection, prevention, and treatment options. Written for everyone whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, this invaluable book is the first of its kind to put knowledge and power in the hands of the patient.

"Hold No Longer Radical in your hand as an expertly crafted compass to help navigate the irreversible choice of mastectomy. Writing from both personal experiences and professional perspectives, Drs. Brem and Teal offer proof that the path of mastectomy is no longer paved with shame and suffering, but with individualized choice and profound beauty." —Kristi Funk, MD, Breast Cancer Surgeon, Bestselling author BREASTS: The Owner’s Manual, Women’s Health Warrior at

No Longer Radical is an essential read for everyone whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Leaders in the field of breast cancer treatment at George Washington University—Dr. Rachel Brem is director of breast imaging and Dr. Christy Teal is the surgical director of the breast care center—have created a life-saving guide for detecting, preventing, and treating this devastating disease. No Longer Radical puts control of your healthcare into your own hands. The book covers essential topics that women must be prepared to think about when their medical history puts them at risk for breast cancer, including:
-Deciding whether mastectomy is right for you
-Evaluating treatment options for every age
-Understanding what recovery really looks like
-What it means to take control of cancer care

It is exceptional to have two women with their decades of professional expertise who have both been in the shoes of the patient—both women have a family history of breast cancer, with Dr. Brem having undergone treatment and Dr. Teal having preventative mastectomies.

Dr. Rachel Brem is an internationally known breast cancer expert who has been instrumental in developing and implementing new technologies to improve breast cancer detection. She is also deeply motivated to eliminate health care disparities. She is on the Board of Directors of industry-leading companies including Delphinus Technologies, Dilon Technologies, and Screenpoint Medical. She is Professor and Director of Breast Imaging and Intervention at the George Washington University, Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and Chief Medical Advisor and Cofounder of the Brem Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging and is the recipient of many awards, including Newsweek’s Best Cancer Doctors, Castle Connely Best Doctors and Best Cancer Doctors in the United States.

Dr. Christy Teal is the Director of the Breast Care Center and Chief of Breast Surgery for The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery. Since joining the faculty at GW in 2001, Dr. Teal and her colleagues have developed a cutting-edge, holistic, patient-focused Breast Care Center that integrates complementary medicine with the latest technology and surgical innovations. She is dedicated to performing clinical and translational research with the goal of improving patient outcomes. She has a special interest in taking care of breast cancer patients and those at increased risk for it. Dr. Teal is a Washingtonian Top Doctor, a US News & World Report Top Doctor, a Castle Top Doctor, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

How to register:

Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our authors!   You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems now.

Purchase a copy of No Longer Radical from our website HERE. Copies will be available after the release date on May 16, 2023. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery via USPS Media Mail.

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