Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide To Cancer In Older Adults

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide To Cancer In Older Adults

by Gary R. Shapiro, Ilene Browner
     
 

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Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Cancer in Older Adults was recently honored with 5 Stars from Doody's Book Review!

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cancer in Older Adults is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining cancer treatment in older adults from start to finish. It guides you through the

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Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Cancer in Older Adults was recently honored with 5 Stars from Doody's Book Review!

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cancer in Older Adults is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining cancer treatment in older adults 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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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Arlenda C Thompson, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book offers guidance to older adult patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and their family members. It offers a preview of what to expect with this diagnosis in this population, as well as the treatment course.
Purpose: The purpose is to help readers "understand how cancer and age affect each other, so that you can make better treatment decisions for yourself or help an aging family member or friend to do so." This is one in a series of cancer guides, and the authors encourage readers to use it along with other books specific to the patient's cancer.
Audience: It is intended for the lay public, both cancer patients and their loved ones, but it also could be a good resource for those involved in the care of patients to help them explain the cancer, diagnosis, treatment, and potential outcomes.
Features: The book explains the differences in cancers, medications, health, and support in this population compared to that of patients under the age of 65. The explanation of how cancers act in the older patient, both good and bad, is very thorough, as is the discussion of how the usual adjuvant therapies behave differently in this population. The section on cancer resources will be very valuable to this audience. The glossary and index are both concise and thorough.
Assessment: This is a valuable offering. It singles out the population of older adults with cancer and concentrates on their specific needs and concerns.
Reviewer: Arlenda C Thompson, BSN(University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book offers guidance to older adult patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and their family members. It offers a preview of what to expect with this diagnosis in this population, as well as the treatment course.
Purpose: The purpose is to help readers "understand how cancer and age affect each other, so that you can make better treatment decisions for yourself or help an aging family member or friend to do so." This is one in a series of cancer guides, and the authors encourage readers to use it along with other books specific to the patient's cancer.
Audience: It is intended for the lay public, both cancer patients and their loved ones, but it also could be a good resource for those involved in the care of patients to help them explain the cancer, diagnosis, treatment, and potential outcomes.
Features: The book explains the differences in cancers, medications, health, and support in this population compared to that of patients under the age of 65. The explanation of how cancers act in the older patient, both good and bad, is very thorough, as is the discussion of how the usual adjuvant therapies behave differently in this population. The section on cancer resources will be very valuable to this audience. The glossary and index are both concise and thorough.
Assessment: This is a valuable offering. It singles out the population of older adults with cancer and concentrates on their specific needs and concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763774295
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
12/22/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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