Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide

Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813538204
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 177.80(w) x 254.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dave Visel worked as a reporter and served in the Air Force before he founded an advertising agency in Los Angeles. His first priority in recent years has been support for his wife in her struggle with cancer. He lives with his family in Southern California.

Michael J. Fisch, M.D., is the medical director for the Clinical Community Oncology Program at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgments: The Living with Cancer Teamxiii
Quick Startsxvii
IIntroduction: Setting the Stage
1Now What?3
IIOrientation: Some Preliminary Introductions and Suggestions
2Personal Decisions15
3The Idea of Patient Partnering19
4The Patient's New World22
5Know the Illness32
6Learn the Lingo37
IIITeam Building: People Don't Beat Cancer; Teams of People Do
7Deciding Where to Have Treatment47
8Medical Teams53
9The Partner61
10God70
11The Patient's Personal Organization74
12The Patient's Workplace80
13Friends95
IVSupporting Resources: An Inventory and Evaluation of Available Tools
14Health Insurance101
15Public-Assistance Law108
16Private-Attorney Services110
17Family Money115
18Charities117
19Support Groups120
20Fraternal Orders and Community-Service Groups124
21Gifts and Givers129
22Public Assistance132
23Armed Services137
24Raising Cash140
VThe Illness: Help a Patient Can Use, and Things a Patient Should Know, to Make the Best of This
25The Personal Side of Being Very Sick149
26Nine Easy Ways to Shoot Yourself in the Foot153
27Treatments159
28Nutrition and Fitness170
29Implants and Replacement Parts181
30Transplants186
31Vaccines189
32Nontraditional Healing Practices192
33Things They May Forget to Tell You about Chemo196
34Taking Your Medicine203
35Watching and Waiting207
36Always Wear Your Game Face210
37Getting "Better"213
38Easy Cancer219
39Tough Cancer222
40Dealing with Pain and Nausea227
41Recovering from Surgery231
VIRelated Issues: Topics You May Need to Know More About
42Budgeting241
43Care at Home245
44Clinical Trials251
45Personal Health Disclosure Guidelines259
46Project Management Suggestions for Partners261
47Stuff Happens263
48Travel for Medical Purposes266
VIIRelationships: Critical Elements of Patient-Partner Relationships
49Basic Patient-Partner Relationships275
50Parent-Child Partnerships277
51When the Patient Is Your Spouse284
52When the Patient Is a Parent290
53When the Patient Is Not a Relation298
One More Thing...302
Reference Center
A Note on the Reference Center305
White Pages307
Yellow Pages337
Index365

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Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband was diagnosed with cancer. This bookby a friend of ours, Dave Visel, gave step-by-step comprehensive, informative, easily readable and understandable information about what we were going through, how to get through and where to go to get help, information and support. It covers everything from second opinions to finances to treatments and to faith in God. I am so thankful that this man and this book are available for us at this dritical time of need. If you find yourself or one you love in this situation, you want to get this book and use it as your helper, guide and reference.