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Quick Facts Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know--Now
     

Quick Facts Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know--Now

by American Cancer Society
 

More than 1.3 million people worldwide will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and this book emphasizes that all patients should be well-informed decision-makers in planning their own treatment. Covering everything from risk factors to living well after cancer treatment, this pocket-sized reference provides critical questions to ask your healthcare team, is

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More than 1.3 million people worldwide will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and this book emphasizes that all patients should be well-informed decision-makers in planning their own treatment. Covering everything from risk factors to living well after cancer treatment, this pocket-sized reference provides critical questions to ask your healthcare team, is updated with the latest patient treatment guidelines, and includes an advanced dictionary of cancer-related terms.

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These 4 x 7 inch books from the American Cancer Society (ACS)-released to coincide with National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) and the ACS Great American Smokeout (the third Thursday in November)-address in lay terms the issues confronting patients with advanced cancer and lung cancer. What cancer is, risk factors, metastases, diagnosis and staging, prevention, treatments (e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, complementary/alternative therapies), what to ask the doctor, sources of support, palliative at-home and hospice care-these are the major issues covered here authoritatively and comprehensively for both patients and their loved ones. The ACS has achieved its goal of providing overviews that tackle need-to-know issues and supply references for additional follow-up information as desired. Recommended. [Other 2006 and 2007 entries in this series will address prostate, colon, skin, breast, bladder, and pancreatic cancer as well as leukemia, lymphedema, and bone metastasis.-Ed.]-James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944235690
Publisher:
American Cancer Society, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/14/2007
Series:
QuickFACTS Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 4.18(h) x 0.40(d)

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The American Cancer Society is a grassroots organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, rehabilitation, and advocacy. Its goals emphasize prevention, early detection, and screening; comprehensive treatment information; answers to questions about insurance, money, and planning for the future; and strategies for coping with the physical symptoms and emotional effects of cancer. They are based in Atlanta.

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