9780300190618

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope : A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers, Second Edition

  • ISBN 13:

    9780300190618

  • ISBN 10:

    0300190611

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 06/01/2013
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Summary

Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices. In this invaluable book, a compassionate and knowledgeable physician explains what cancer is, which factors determine a patient's prognosis, how cancer treatments work to eradicate cancer, why they sometimes fail, and what patients can do to optimize their own survival. The second edition of this essential resource for patients and their families discusses new treatment options that have become available, including targeted therapies, immune therapies, and personalized cancer medicine. Information on the types of medicines used to fight cancer has been completely updated and revised; also included is a new section on alternative cancer therapies. Winner of the 2010 American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award in the Health Care ProfessionalsNonphysician category Winner of the 2010 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication, given by the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association

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