100 Questions & Answers About Leukemia
Paperback ISBN: 1449665837
EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, survivor, or a friend, relative or caregiver, 100 Questions & Answers About Leukemia offers support and guidance. Now in its third edition, 100 Questions & Answers About Leukemia continues the successful doctor-patient collaboration, providing authoritative, practical answers to your questions regarding diagnostic testing, treatment options, clinical trials and much more. Written by a leukemia survivor and a prominent physician specializing in treatment of leukemia, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma
Paperback ISBN: 144968808x
Pass (thoracic oncology, New York U. Langone Medical Center) et al. answer questions patients, survivors, friends, and families of those with mesothelioma might have about the condition. They address what it is, its causes, risk factors, and prevention; diagnosis, symptoms, and finding doctors; psychosocial support, talking to family and children, and insurance and financial concerns; legal implications and rights; treatment, staging, survival rates, and palliative care; clinical trials, experimental and investigational treatments, and treatment plans; side effects of therapy, pain, and diet and exercise suggestions; recurrence; and caregiving and end-of-life issues. This edition has been updated to provide the doctor's and patient's views; it includes two authors whose family members have the disease. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer
Paperback ISBN: 0763760331
O'Reilly and Kelvin (both gastrointestinal oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City) offer a guide for patients, families, and friends to the scary disease and the treatment for it. The questions are unevenly distributed across sections on the basics of the disease, diagnosis and staging, treatment, managing the treatment, changes cancer brings, and emotional and social concerns. A sampling of specific questions shows Does pancreatic cancer run in families? What is chemotherapy or systemic therapy? How do I decide whether I should use one of the complementary or alternative therapies that my family or friends are recommending? What does is mean that my doctor has suggested I discontinue active treatment because my disease is now advanced and can no longer be controlled? No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
100 Questions & Answers About Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Paperback ISBN: 1449609309
Approximately 10-20% of breast cancer patients are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. 100 Questions & Answers About Triple Negative Breast Cancer provides authoritative and practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients and their loved ones. This easy-to-read book is a comprehensive guide to the basics of triple negative breast cancer, risk factors and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and life after diagnosis. Written by renowned medical experts on the topic, 100 Questions & Answers About Triple Negative Breast Cancer is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this challenging type of breast cancer.
100 Questions and Answers About Myeloma
Paperback ISBN: 1449689310
Bashey (director of clinical research, Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia at Northside Hospital), Abonour (chief, Multiple Myeloma Program at the Indiana U. Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center), and Huston, a best-selling author diagnosed with myeloma, have created this book for patients with myeloma, their relatives and friends. The book answers one hundred questions within seven parts: the basics, diagnosing and staging, treatment options, side effects and complications of treatment, stem cell transplantation, if treatment fails, and advocacy and support. The appendix provides information and resources. The book includes a glossary. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
25 Women Who Survived Cancer
Notable Women Share Inspiring Stories of Hope
Paperback ISBN: 1416245847
25 Women Who Survived Cancer is an inspiring collection of personal stories about how to cope with, and prevail over, cancer. In 25 essays, notable women such as Robin Roberts, Joan Lunden, Fran Drescher, Liz Lange, Barbara Delinsky, Shonda Schilling, Bárbara Padilla, Sylvia McNair, and Marissa Jaret Winokur write with moving candor about how they faced cancer without letting it define their lives or conquer their spirit. They recall how they reacted to receiving their diagnosis, how they moved beyond fear to become engaged in their healing process, and how they dealt with body image and sexuality while undergoing treatment. Their reflections on what their cancer has taught them and how their lives have been changed by it are as poignant as they are powerful. This collection includes the experiences of women who have survived breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Hodgkin Lymphoma, uterine cancer, and malignant melanoma. 25 Women Who Survived Cancer is an uplifting book of hope for anyone who has been diagnosed with, or is being treated for, cancer, as well as cancer survivors and those who are providing support for cancer patients. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research and prevention.
50 Days of Hope
Daily Inspiration for Your Journey Through Cancer
Paperback ISBN: 1414364490
You’ve just heard a diagnosis that shakes your world: It's cancer. And what you long for most is the hope that everything will be okay. You are not alone. As a longtime cancer survivor, Lynn Eib knows firsthand how that feels. And as a patient advocate helping thousands facing cancer, she also knows what gives people hope. In 50 Days of Hope, Lynn shares amazing, true stories of those who have been in your shoes and discovered that when God and cancer meet, hope is never far away. Whether you’re a cancer patient or walking with a loved one on a cancer journey, you’ll find 50 Days of Hope packed with the daily dose of encouragement you need.
The Adventures of Cancer Bitch
Hardcover ISBN: 1587298023
Wisenberg may have lost a breast, but she retained her humor, outrage, and skepticism toward common wisdom and most institutions. While following the prescribed protocols at the place she called Fancy Hospital, Wisenberg is unsparing in her descriptions of the fumblings of new doctors, her own awkward announcement to her students, and the mounds of unrecyclable plastic left at a survivors’ walk. Combining the personal with the political, she shares her research on the money spent on pink ribbons instead of preventing pollution, and the disparity in medical care between the insured and the uninsured. When chemotherapy made her bald, she decorated her head with henna swirls in front and an antiwar protest in back. During treatment, she also recorded the dailiness of life in Chicago as she rode the L, taught while one-breasted, and attended High Holiday services and a Passover seder. Wisenberg’s writing has been compared to a mix of Leon Wieseltier and Fran Lebowitz, and in this book, she has Wieseltier’s erudition and Lebowitz’s self-deprecating cleverness: “If anybody ever offers you the choice between suffering and depression, take the suffering. And I don't mean physical suffering. I mean emotional suffering. I am hereby endorsing psychic suffering over depression.” From The Adventures of Cancer Bitch: I found that when you invite people to a pre-mastectomy party, they show up. Even those with small children. The kids were so young that they didn't notice that most of the food had nipples. . . . I talked to everyone—about what I'm not sure. Probably about my surgery. Everyone told me how well I looked. I felt giddy. I was going to go under, but not yet; I was going to be cut, but not yet; I was going to be bald, but not yet. As my friend who had bladder cancer says: The thing about cancer is you feel great until they start treating you for it.
After Breast Cancer
A Common-sense Guide to Life After Treatment
Paperback ISBN: 0553384252
Based on both expert guidance and personal experience, a practical and compassionate handbook for women with breast cancer explains how to handle life after the completion of treatment, with advice on how to deal with a range of physical, psychological, emotional, medical, and logistical issues and learn to become a survivor and rediscover the future. Reissue. 20,000 first printing.
After Cancer Care
The Definitive Self-Care Guide to Getting and Staying Well for Patients After Cancer
Paperback ISBN: 1623365023
After the intense experience and range of emotion that comes with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy (or all three), cancer patients often find themselves with little or no guidance when it comes to their health post-treatment. After Cancer Care, from Drs. Gerald Lemole, Pallav Mehta, and Dwight McKee, is the much-needed authoritative, approachable guide that fills this gap. According to Drs. Lemole, Mehta, and McKee, your choices in diet, exercise, and even relationships can help determine your propensity for relapse. With more than three decades of post-cancer-care experience, the doctors break down this science into palatable, practical takeaways so that readers will drastically improve their quality of life to enjoy many years of cancer-free serenity.