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Be a Survivor - Colorectal Cancer Treatment Guide
     

Be a Survivor - Colorectal Cancer Treatment Guide

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by MD Lange
 
Complete • Accurate • Reassuring Be a Survivor - Colorectal Cancer Treatment Guide is a unique book designed to empower the newly diagnosed patient and the family, to help them regain control of their lives, and show them how to find the most effective treatments available. Reflecting the combined wisdom of a dozen leading medical experts, Be a

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Complete • Accurate • Reassuring Be a Survivor - Colorectal Cancer Treatment Guide is a unique book designed to empower the newly diagnosed patient and the family, to help them regain control of their lives, and show them how to find the most effective treatments available. Reflecting the combined wisdom of a dozen leading medical experts, Be a Survivor includes clear explanations, color graphics, lists of questions to ask your healthcare professionals, and candid testimonials by patients who have "been there before." The book spans the entire colorectal cancer experience--from dealing with your initial feelings, to the latest treatments, to life after cancer, and a section for the significant other or the caretaker. Three factor make this book unique: • Copious color illustrations, found in almost no other book on the topic, that help readers understand the concepts. • Patient testimonials help make the information more relevant to the reader's everyday life. • The information represents a multi-specialty, multi-center combination of experts in various fields of cancer, rather than the views of a single author who may be a surgeon, or an oncologist.

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I believe the most important voices are those of my patients. They consistently offer high praise for this immensely readable, understandable and encouraging work.
Barbara Rabinowitz, PhD, Psychooncologist and Founder of National Consortium of Breast Centers

I believe the most important voices are those of my patients. They consistently offer high praise for this immensely readable, understandable and encouraging work.
Barbara Rabinowitz, PhD, Psychooncologist and Founder of National Consortium of Breast Centers

This is not just another book on breast cancer. I wish I’d had a reference like this when I was diagnosed.
Candace Moorman/ California Dept of Health Services

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981948959
Publisher:
SCB Distributors
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Facing Breast Cancer

Understanding Your Feelings
“You have breast cancer.” These may be the most frightening words you’ve ever heard. You may feel scared, angry, crushed – or in complete denial. You probably won’t remember anything your physician tells you, and will have no idea how to begin with your problem.

First of all, realize that a diagnosis of breast cancer is not a death sentence. Breast cancer is a very treatable disease, and survival rates today are higher than ever before. There are more than two and half million women who have been handed the same diagnosis many years ago and are still leading happy, productive lives.

The best approach you can take is to resolve, right now, that you will do everything you can to be successful in your battle against breast cancer. Tell yourself that losing this battle is simply not an option. This positive attitude will be your best ally.

Telling Your Children
This is one of the more challenging tasks you and your partner will have to handle. Your first impulse may be to attempt to shield your children from pain by downplaying or withholding information. Don’t underestimate their insight. Children’s ability to pick up signals is greater than most adults realize, and trying to keep a complex situation such as cancer a secret, is practically impossible. More than likely, they will sense that all is not well, and wander away imagining horrors far worse than reality. The next day they will get a dose of misinformation from their classmates, which will only fuel their fears.

A much better approach is a simple and straightforward explanation, geared to each child’s age and ability to understand. Conveying the impression that you are comfortable and that you trust them, will help them deal with the situation.

Vladimir Lange, MD Biography

A graduate of Harvard Medical School is a leading expert in helping patients and their families in their journey with breast cancer. When his wife Mandy, also a physician, was diagnosed with breast cancer, both were overwhelmed by the complexity of the information they had to process. This book was inspired by their desire to make this emotional and physical process easier for others.

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A graduate of Harvard Medical School is a leading expert in helping patients and their families in their journey with breast cancer. When his wife Mandy, also a physician, was diagnosed with breast cancer, both were overwhelmed by the complexity of the information they had to process. This book was inspired by their desire to make this emotional and physical process easier for others.

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