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Title:
Informed decisions : the complete book of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery
Author:
Eyre, Harmon J.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Atlanta, GA : American Cancer Society, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvi, 768 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780944235270
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Serves as a comprehensive source for the information on various aspects of cancer, from detection to recovery - and practically everything in between. This work is designed to help cancer patients and their loved ones to make informed decisions that fit their particular needs and wishes.


Author Notes

Lois B. Morris was born and raised in the Chicago area.

She is currently a member of the Cancer and Careers: Living and Working with Cancer community. She has written books on mental health and behavior. Her titles include Good News About Depression and Informed Decisions: The Complete Book of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery. She also writes articles for magazines and newspapers.

She lives on Shelter Island, New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Covering all types of cancer in general terms, this tome from the American Cancer Society discusses detection, diagnosis, and treatment in five parts, subdivided into 31 chapters. Throughout, the information is presented logically, clearly, and in a visually accessible manner, with copious subheads, sidebars (case histories, checklists, dos and don'ts, etc.), headnotes (Tips and Advice, Cancer Basics), and questions to ask the doctor. Updated from the 1997 edition, this volume reflects the most recent developments in the field and includes new chapters on symptoms, coping with fatigue, and the finances of cancer. Unfortunately, only Part 6 features specific cancers, including just seven pages on breast cancer. Patient health collections should purchase this as a jumping-off point for concerned users; breast cancer patients will need more information. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Part I Is It Cancer?
Chapter 1 Cancer Basicsp. 3
Chapter 2 Cancer Causes and Risksp. 17
Chapter 3 Signs and Symptomsp. 35
Chapter 4 Detecting Cancer Earlyp. 44
Chapter 5 Diagnostic Testsp. 76
Part II When the Diagnosis Is Cancer
Chapter 6 Cancer Care: A Team Approachp. 97
Chapter 7 Getting a Second Opinionp. 122
Chapter 8 Your Support Networkp. 129
Part III Treatment Strategies
Chapter 9 Principles of Treatmentp. 145
Chapter 10 Surgeryp. 159
Chapter 11 Radiation Therapyp. 171
Chapter 12 Chemotherapyp. 191
Chapter 13 Biological Therapiesp. 215
Chapter 14 Stem Cell Transplantsp. 229
Chapter 15 Combination Treatmentsp. 247
Chapter 16 Investigational Treatmentsp. 256
Chapter 17 Complementary and Alternative Therapiesp. 268
Part IV Living with Cancer
Chapter 18 Food and Nutritionp. 291
Chapter 19 Physical Activityp. 307
Chapter 20 Body Image and Self-Esteemp. 319
Chapter 21 Sexualityp. 333
Chapter 22 Managing Disabilities and Limitationsp. 357
Chapter 23 The Pain Challengep. 376
Chapter 24 Fatiguep. 405
Chapter 25 Cancer Emergenciesp. 411
Chapter 26 Coping with Your Cancerp. 422
Chapter 27 Coping with Stress, Fear, Anxiety, and Depressionp. 438
Chapter 28 Issues for Families and Friendsp. 461
Chapter 29 The Financial Costsp. 478
Part V Advancing Illness
Chapter 30 Metastasis and Recurrencep. 499
Chapter 31 Care at the End of Lifep. 507
Part VI Overview of Specific Cancers
How to Use This Overviewp. 533
AIDS-Related Cancersp. 535
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Lymphomas
Precancerous Changes and Invasive Cervical Cancer
Anal Cancer
Blood and Lymphp. 541
Acute Leukemia
Chronic Leukemia
Hodgkin's Disease
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Multiple Myeloma
Bone and Connective Tissuep. 561
Bone
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Breastp. 569
Central Nervous Systemp. 576
Brain and Spinal Cord
Childhood Cancersp. 582
Childhood Leukemia
Osteosarcoma
Ewing's Family of Tumors
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children
Neuroblastoma
Retinoblastoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Wilms' Tumor
Digestive Tractp. 616
Esophagus
Stomach
Colon and Rectum
Liver
Gallbladder
Endocrinep. 636
Thyroid
Pancreas
Eyep. 645
Female Reproductive Tractp. 649
Vagina
Vulva
Cervix
Uterus
Ovary
Head and Neckp. 668
Larynx
Oral Cavity
Salivary Gland
Lungp. 680
Male Reproductive Tractp. 685
Testes
Prostate
Penis
Skinp. 697
Melanoma
Nonmelanoma
Urinary Tractp. 705
Kidney
Bladder
Resourcesp. 715
Indexp. 752
About the Authorsp. 768