Whether you're a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor's and patient's view, the Second Edition is updated with authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more.
This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease. The authors consist of two oncologic surgeons and a cancer care social worker from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre. Commentary from actual colon and rectal cancer survivors provides a unique, "insider's" perspective.
Features & Benefit:
Concise, easy-to-read paperback book
The question and answer format mimics an actual physician consultation
Written by a colorectal cancer survivor and two prominent cancer physicians
Provides practical answers to your questions about diagnosis, treatment, coping strategies, quality of life, sources of support, and much more
Table of Contents:
Part 1: The Basics
Part 2: Risk and Prevention
Part 3: Screening and Diagnosis
Part 4: Treatment
Part 5: Changes Cancer Brings