American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer

American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer

by American Cancer Society
     
 


Created by a prestigious panel of experts, this new book offers comprehensive coverage of colorectal cancer, the second most prevalent form of cancer in the world, which, with proper screening, is almost entirely preventable. It provides up-to-date, essential information about the disease, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment options,… See more details below

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Created by a prestigious panel of experts, this new book offers comprehensive coverage of colorectal cancer, the second most prevalent form of cancer in the world, which, with proper screening, is almost entirely preventable. It provides up-to-date, essential information about the disease, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment options, complementary and alternative therapies, coping, living well with cancer, caregiving, and much more. Throughout the text real cancer survivors offer their experience dealing with this disease, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

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Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, second only to lung cancer as a cause of death. Though it can usually be cured if detected early, many people are embarrassed and/or unwilling to discuss changes in bowel habits with their physicians or to get screened. The American Cancer Society (ACS) guide addresses those most susceptible to the cancer (people over 50) as well as their families, friends, and caregivers. As with other ACS books, information abounds. Lead editor Levin (vice president for cancer prevention & population sciences, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Univ. of Texas) oversees easy-to-understand explanations of who is at risk and why and material on symptoms; diagnostic tests, including disease staging (how aggressive and widespread the disease is);treatment options (e.g., surgery, radiation therapy, alternative and complementary medicine); and coping with side effects and living with a colostomy. Also included is practical advice on clinical trials, choosing a doctor, communicating with the healthcare team, and insurance, money, and workplace issues. A former certified nurse midwife who was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, Livingston furnishes similar statistics and also discusses the reluctance of patients and society in general to talk about this disease. Her aim with this book is to provide practical information and emotional support. Unfortunately, the format of her personal story interspersed with sidebars highlighting important points does not make for easy consultation or supply in-depth information. Each sidebar contains a mere snippet of information; the author's personal odyssey of her survival is the book's focus. Livingston's title is not suggested for purchase. The ACS guide, however, is indispensable for patients and caregivers and is highly recommended for all libraries.-Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Fdn. Lib. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780944235553
Publisher:
American Cancer Society, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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