Fighting Cancer With Knowledge & Hope
A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care ProvidersBook - 2009
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. Dr. Richard C. Frank empowers patients by unlocking the mysteries of the disease and explaining in plain language the ways to confront and combat it. He explains what cancer is and how it spreads how cancer treatment strategies are chosen how cancer-fighting drugs work to shut down the growth of the disease which factors affect a patient's prognosis how patients can visualize cancer treatments at work in the body and why this is helpful how to deal with "incurable" cancer and more With a wealth of patient case histories, helpful coping strategies from cancer survivors, and up-to-date information on useful resources, Fighting Cancer is the book cancer patients and their loved ones can turn to with confidence and hope. Book jacket.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2009
Branch Call Number: 616.994 F828f
Characteristics: xviii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Fighting cancer with knowledge and hope