100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer

100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer

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Whether you're a newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of someone with pancreatic cancer, this book offers help. The only text to provide a doctor's and patient's view, 100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer, Second Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The authors, a medical oncologist and a nurse with 25 years of experience with cancer patients, provide a comprehensive, step-by-step discussion of what you can expect in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer, while patient commentaries provide a real-life understanding of what these steps might mean for your day-to-day life. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.

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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)

Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2010
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780763760335
Characteristics: xii, 188 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Kelvin, Joanne Frankel


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