The Complete Revised and Updated Cancer Survival Guide: Everything You Must Know and Where to Go for State-of-the-Art Treatment of the 25 Most Common Forms of Cancer

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9780767919890: The Complete Revised and Updated Cancer Survival Guide: Everything You Must Know and Where to Go for State-of-the-Art Treatment of the 25 Most Common Forms of Cancer
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When you are fighting for your life, you need to know your enemy and have the most effective weapons available. The Complete Cancer Survival Guide provides a full arsenal of absolutely essential information for anyone diagnosed with cancer.

Drawing on the advice and information provided by specialists at dozens of major cancer centers in the United States, this book provides the most up-to-date, cutting-edge information available on how each of the twenty-five most common forms of cancer is diagnosed and staged, what the most advanced treatments are, and where to go to get the best possible care.

Vetted by doctors and specialists, this updated edition provides new information superior to anything you’ll find on the internet. Complete with the newest cancer therapies and referrals to trustworthy organizations and agencies offering support and services for people with cancer, it remains the single best resource for empowering patients and their families.

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At age 51, Peter Teeley, former press secretary to George Bush, was given a 50-50 chance of surviving his stage III colon cancer. Like most newly diagnosed cancer patients, he knew little about the disease and less about possible treatments. He tenaciously sought out information and saved his own life. Now he and medical writer Philip Bashe spare others from having to start their own cancer treatment investigation from scratch.

"When faced with the most critical consumer decision of their lives, the majority of cancer patients accept without question the recommendation of the doctor who diagnosed the disease," write the authors. "Eighty-five percent of the time, that person is not an oncologist, a specialist in the detection and treatment of cancer." This leads to a substantial risk of substandard care, according to the National Cancer Policy Board.

The solution? Take charge, with the help of the comprehensive information here. Learn all you can about your disease, its staging and treatments (25 different cancers are covered here). Seek out clinical trials. Get an independent second opinion. Investigate cancer-treatment facilities. Learn about medications for pain and nausea. Learn how dietary changes, stress management, and support services can help you. Make your medical insurance work for you. There's an immense amount of practical, clearly written, well-organized, illustrated information in this book, and it's enhanced by anecdotes from Teeley's personal story. Everything you need is here: lists of top cancer centers and support groups (with phone numbers and Web sites), definitions of all terms, instructive charts and boxes, questions to ask, questions you're likely to be asked, and a ton of information about how you can help yourself.

Everything You Must Know and Where to Go for State-of-the-Art Treatment of the 25 Most Common Forms of Cancer declares The Complete Cancer Survival Guide's cover, and this 950-page book lives up to its claim. The foreword is by former president George Bush, whose daughter died of pediatric leukemia. --Joan Price

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Named "Best Consumer's Health Book of 2000" by the American Medical Writers Association.

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