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Everyone's Guide to Cancer Survivorship: A Road Map for Better Health

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This book was written both for survivors and health professionals, some of whom are cancer survivors, too. Our goal is to provide you with a survivor's road map. —Dr. Ernest H. Rosenbaum

* More than 30 medical professionals reveal insights on surviving cancer to empower cancer survivors and their caregivers, as well as the doctors who manage their continued care.

The CDC's National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship estimates that there are 9.6 million persons living following ...

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Overview

This book was written both for survivors and health professionals, some of whom are cancer survivors, too. Our goal is to provide you with a survivor's road map. —Dr. Ernest H. Rosenbaum

* More than 30 medical professionals reveal insights on surviving cancer to empower cancer survivors and their caregivers, as well as the doctors who manage their continued care.

The CDC's National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship estimates that there are 9.6 million persons living following a cancer diagnosis. And this number is strictly related to patients. It does not include family members, friends, or caregivers.

For anyone approaching life from the perspective of remission, respected oncologist Dr. Ernest Rosenbaum leads a team of 34 oncology specialists and medical contributors—some of whom are both doctors and survivors themselves—in creating a guide specifically geared for cancer survivorship.

The growing number of people approaching life post-cancer will find solace, understanding, and opportunity with information specifically geared to managing the lingering effects of cancer treatment, such as:

* Lifestyle changes to improve health and longevity

* What survivors need to know following anticancer therapy

* How to manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy

* How to set goals for the future 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740768705
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Top oncologist Dr. Ernest Rosenbaum is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California in San Francisco.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Contributors     xv
Introduction     xvii
A Physician Guidance Program     1
The Need for Survivorship Care     3
Guidelines for Survivorship Care     7
Posttherapy Screening Guidelines     23
Toxicities of Selected Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Drugs     28
Cognitive Changes and Psychological Support for Cancer Survivors     46
A Survivor's Road Map to Health and Longevity     55
Strategies and Solutions for Cancer Survivors     57
What Survivors Need to Know After Anticancer Therapy     65
Genetics and Cancer Survivorship     73
Work and Insurance Issues     79
Ways to Improve Lifestyle and Quality of Life     87
Diet and Cancer Survivorship     89
Lifestyle Recommendations for Controlling Weight     100
Exercise and Survival     110
Alcohol     123
Tobacco     127
Psychological Support     132
Survival with Disease Prevention and Control     135
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Strokes     137
Prevention of Osteoporosis     143
Prevention of Diabetes     152
Prevention of Skin Cancer     156
Survival with Side Effect Control     161
Pain and Pain Management     163
Toxic Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy     173
Coping with the Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy     178
Fatigue     188
The Role of Sleep in Health, Disease, and Therapy     191
Changes in Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction     196
Infertility Problems in Cancer Survivors     211
Body Image, Wigs, and Makeup     219
Falls: A Major Cause of Disability     224
Lymphedema     226
Urinary Incontinence     230
Infections     233
Improved Survival with Creative Expression     243
The Importance of Creative Expression     245
The Role of Poetry and Prose in Health     250
The Role of Humor in Health     257
The Role of Music in Health     259
Getting Your Affairs in Order     261
Summary and Review     264
References     272
Bibliography of Selected Cancer Survivorship Resources     293
Useful Web Addresses      298
Index     303
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    The ultimate research book!

    I very highly recommend this book to anyone who is in the recovery process after cancer. Sometimes, the recovery from cancer treatments-- surgery, radiation & chemo, in my case-- is as hard, or harder than the cancer itself.

    This book is a great reference for all of us going through that. When I was first diagnosed with cancer, I found "Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy," and that book became my cancer bible. Had a question, reached for "the big book" as started calling it. When I was finished with treatment, and trying to figure out how to recover from treatment, I was thrilled to find this book--essentially the sequel to "the big book."

    Now it is my bedside "bible" for questions about surivorship, side effects and just plain getting through this emotionally. It's not a fun, lighthearted read, but it is often my source for answers to the questions that keep me up at night worrying and wondering.

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