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
2nd Edition 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 Uterine Cancer
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0763776580
Whether you are a newly diagnosed uterine cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. 100 Questions and Answers About Uterine Cancer addresses the issues that are specific to the woman with uterine cancer. Written by two renowned gynecologic oncologists and including “insider
100 Questions and Answers About Myeloma
3rd Edition 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
1st Edition 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.
After Cancer Care
The Definitive Self-Care Guide to Getting and Staying Well for Patients After Cancer
1st Edition 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.
American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving
The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at Home
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 094423500x
A resource for caregivers who are tending cancer patients in the home environment provides step-by-step recommendations for such issues as maintaining one's own quality of life, helping patients to manage treatment side effects and obtaining help from available community agencies. Original.
And In Health
A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 161180017x
This book offers engaging and digestible lessons for couples navigating the life change that a cancer diagnosis brings. Dan Shapiro draws on his more than twenty-five years of clinical work as a health psychologist who has researched and worked with couples facing cancer, and on his own experiences of being both the patient (having and beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma in his twenties) and the supporter/advocate (when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer) to weave together insights on facing cancer while maintaining a strong relationship. And in Health gives advice in short lessons on the main areas of concern or conflict that can come from life with cancer—from diagnosis to treatment and life post-treatment. Topics include: • How to forge yourselves into a powerful team and evade common conflict • Dealing with physicians and getting the best care possible, along with tips for navigating the medical world • Strategies for coping with the emotions that can interfere with your relationship—anger, mood swings, spouse fears, and depression • Distinguishing between supportive and draining people in your lives, and learning to invite and accept help • Opening to new types of intimacy and making peace with dependence