Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide To Brain Cancer

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Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Brain Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining brain cancer treatment from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and performs the task of putting together your plan of care in layman’s terms. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision ...
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Overview

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Brain Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining brain cancer treatment from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and performs the task of putting together your plan of care in layman’s terms. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.

About the Series:
Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while working hard on getting well is part of the outcome we hope to help you achieve.

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Reviewer: Margaret R Hurst, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This guide is designed for use by patients and their families after a diagnosis of brain cancer.
Purpose: Facing a life-threatening illness such as this is fraught with uncertainty. Learning about the diagnosis and subsequent treatment can help ease the uncertainty that comes with a new diagnosis. The book is fairly comprehensive and meets these objectives.
Audience: Although written for all patients and their families, the book seems geared to an audience that has had some type of formal education, at least through high school.
Features: The book comprehensively covers many of the questions that patients and their families may have when dealing with brain cancer. There is only one illustration, and perhaps more might be provided to help the more visual learner. Patients and their families usually have little to no knowledge of anatomy or medical procedures, and illustrations can help better explain certain things.
Assessment: Overall, the book would be most useful to patients and families who have at least a high school education, and may be too difficult for those reading at a lower grade level. For patients who fit into this category, this is an excellent guide.
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Reviewer: Margaret R Hurst, BSN(University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This guide is designed for use by patients and their families after a diagnosis of brain cancer.
Purpose: Facing a life-threatening illness such as this is fraught with uncertainty. Learning about the diagnosis and subsequent treatment can help ease the uncertainty that comes with a new diagnosis. The book is fairly comprehensive and meets these objectives.
Audience: Although written for all patients and their families, the book seems geared to an audience that has had some type of formal education, at least through high school.
Features: The book comprehensively covers many of the questions that patients and their families may have when dealing with brain cancer. There is only one illustration, and perhaps more might be provided to help the more visual learner. Patients and their families usually have little to no knowledge of anatomy or medical procedures, and illustrations can help better explain certain things.
Assessment: Overall, the book would be most useful to patients and families who have at least a high school education, and may be too difficult for those reading at a lower grade level. For patients who fit into this category, this is an excellent guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763774257
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,395,616
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Introduction: How to Use This Book to Your Benefit xi

Chapter 1 First Steps-I've Been Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor 1

Chapter 2 My Team-Meeting Your Treatment Team 13

Chapter 3 Taking Action-Comprehensive Treatment Considerations 29

Chapter 4 Be Prepared-The Side Effects of Treatment 65

Chapter 5 Straight Talk-Communication with Family, Friends, and Coworkers 81

Chapter 6 Maintaining Balance-Work and Life During Treatment 91

Chapter 7 Surviving Brain Cancer-Re-engaging in Mind and Body Health After Treatment 99

Chapter 8 Managing Risk-What If My Cancer Comes Back? 107

Chapter 9 My Cancer Isn't Curable-What Now? 117

Chapter 10 Brain Cancer in Older Adults Gary R. Shapiro 125

Chapter 11 Trusted Resources-Finding Additional Information About Brain Cancer and its Treatment 141

Information About Johns Hopkins 155

Further Reading 157

Glossary 159

Index 173

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