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Doody ReviewsReviewer: Celeste Taylor-Ryman, BSN, CPON (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This is a comprehensive encyclopedia for anyone touched by cancer. It provides a thorough knowledge base in the types of cancers, their therapies, adjuvant therapies, alternative therapies, and questions to ask practitioners.
Purpose: This two-volume edition is intended as a resource for anyone who wants to know more about cancer and its treatments and therapies.
Audience: It is targeted at anyone who is touched by cancer, whether as a patient or as a relative of a patient. This is a wonderful reference for anyone who would like to get basic information relating to cancer.
Features: The encyclopedia covers all facets of cancer and its treatments in a format appropriate for lay readers. The pictures and diagrams depict surgical procedures, different types of cancers, and other relevant information. The table of contents and encyclopedia format enable readers to quickly find what they need.
Assessment: This is a high-quality book that provides invaluable information to help empower patients who have cancer or relatives and caregivers who want to understand and help. The third edition is necessary to keep up with the latest updates in diagnosis and treatment.