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Each year, more than 170,000 Americans develop lung cancer. Although cancer rates fell in 2008, lung cancer incidence and mortality increased in 18 states, in part because the disease has no accepted screening test to aid in early detection.

In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Lung Cancer, Dr. Peter Mazzone, profiled on several “best doctors” lists, presents critical information about the latest scientific studies and progress in the fight against lung cancer. This important ...

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Overview

Each year, more than 170,000 Americans develop lung cancer. Although cancer rates fell in 2008, lung cancer incidence and mortality increased in 18 states, in part because the disease has no accepted screening test to aid in early detection.

In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Lung Cancer, Dr. Peter Mazzone, profiled on several “best doctors” lists, presents critical information about the latest scientific studies and progress in the fight against lung cancer. This important resource gives readers the cutting-edge medical guidance Dr. Mazzone offers his patients, including:

  • The tests patients will encounter
  • Types of lung cancer and their stages
  • How to most effectively battle lung cancer
  • Clear explanations of the newest studies
  • The latest information on drugs, treatments, and diagnostic and preventative issues
  • Personal stories of those who have triumphed over lung cancer
  • Fast facts and red-fl ag sidebars
  • Plus, advice on how to make the necessary lifestyle choices to live an active and healthy life
  • Cleveland Clinic is the number-one cancer hospital in Ohio and is consistently ranked among the top four hospitals by USNews & World Report.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607144304
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Series: Cleveland Clinic Guides Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, is on Staff and Director of Education at Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute. In addition, he is Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, Director of the Lung Cancer Program for the Respiratory Institute, and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.

Dr. Mazzone is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. His treatment interests include lung nodules, lung cancer and intensive care unit medicine. Research interests focus on breath analysis, lung cancer diagnostics, lung nodule evaluation, lung physiology assessment and lung cancer screening.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Understanding Lung Cancer 1

Chapter 2 Diagnosing Lung Cancer 15

Chapter 3 Types and Staging of Lung Cancer 29

Chapter 4 Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 45

Chapter 5 Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer 61

Chapter 6 Managing Your Treatment 73

Chapter 7 Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment 101

Chapter 8 Coming Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment 119

Chapter 9 Maintaining Quality of Life 125

Acknowledgments 147

Appendix A Quit Smoking Now! 149

Appendix B Resources for More Information 157

Appendix C Glossary 165

Index 183

About the Author 193

About Cleveland Clinic 195

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