A nurse/breast cancer specialist at the Hadassah Medical Center has authored a book to help breast cancer patients handle their disease effectively from the moment of diagnosis. Entitled Be’emtza Ha’derech (Along the Path), the book, written by Dr. Ilana Kadmon, covers diagnosis by mammography, ultrasound and MRI, current treatment, side effects, emotional stress, breast reconstruction, and treatment options expected to be available in the future. For the past decade, Dr. Kadmon, who launched the position of breast cancer specialist at Hadassah, has promoted the role of nurses and social workers in this specialty. Today, there are 35 breast cancer coordinators in hospitals around Israel. A faculty member at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing, Dr. Kadmon received her Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she did her thesis on the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer. Her book includes a comparison between Israeli and Chinese breast cancer patients and their partners, the result of research conducted in collaboration with Kadmon’s Chinese-born life partner. In her role at Hadassah, Dr. Kadmon works with Hadassah’s psycho-oncology team headed by Prof. Lea Baider. She has helped hundreds of women and family members navigate the path of a cancer patient through diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, ensuring that they get caring emotional support and comprehensive information. Dr. Kadmon is on the board of the European Oncological Nursing Society and is Chair of the Israel Coalition Against Breast Cancer.