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Cancers of the Mouth and Throat: A Patient's Guide to Treatment

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William Lydiatt, M.D. and Perry Johnson, M.D., have worked with hundreds of mouth and throat cancer patients. They understand the emotional turmoil patients and their families go through after a cancer diagnosis, and they know how being informed can relieve some of that stress. Topics covered in this book include how early detection leaads to high cure rates; symptoms that could mean cancer; the emotional side of the cancer; how doctors make a diagnosis; staging the cancer and why it so important; surgery, ...

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Overview

William Lydiatt, M.D. and Perry Johnson, M.D., have worked with hundreds of mouth and throat cancer patients. They understand the emotional turmoil patients and their families go through after a cancer diagnosis, and they know how being informed can relieve some of that stress. Topics covered in this book include how early detection leaads to high cure rates; symptoms that could mean cancer; the emotional side of the cancer; how doctors make a diagnosis; staging the cancer and why it so important; surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy—how they kill cancer; reconstructive surgery; and experimental treatment through clinical trials.

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“...touches on the emotional as well as the physical effects of mouth and throat cancers.”  —Booklist
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Patients and family members seeking comprehensive coverage of mouth and throat cancers will get little help from this latest guide by otolaryngologist Lydiatt and plastic and reconstructive surgeon Johnson. Sadly, this well-written and easy-to-read guide falls short in detailing the specifics. For example, the chemotherapy section presents a good overview of how cancer drugs fight the disease but fails to name or provide data on the specific drugs used to combat each type of cancer. Similarly, the surgery chapter is supplemented in the appendix by brief explanations of each mouth and throat operation, but these explanations do not explain clearly the unique features, risks, and complications of each procedure. Patrons would be better advised to look at chapter "Head and Neck Cancers" in The American Cancer Society's Informed Decisions (NAL, 1999) until a more thorough, patient-friendly text is available. Not recommended.--Gail Hendler, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., New York Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886039445
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,423,330
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William Lydiatt practices head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Lydiatt has authored thrity scientific publications and given dozens of local, national, and international presentations on head and neck cancer. Dr. Perry Johnson is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is also board-certified in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. He practices at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Jonnson has authored twenty scientific publications and has presented nationally and internationally on topics of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2001

    This book was a great help!

    My father was diagnosed with throat cancer. This book was so helpful during her couse of treatment. It clearly explained the different options that were available and served as a good reference after we had left the drs office and thought of more questions that we forgot to ask. We were able to anticipate potential side effects and had some tips on how to handle them. I highly recommend this book if you or a family member has 'Head or Neck Cancer' as they call it.

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