What To Do If You Get Colon Cancer: A Specialist Helps You Take Charge and Make Informed Choices

What To Do If You Get Colon Cancer: A Specialist Helps You Take Charge and Make Informed Choices

by Paul Miskovitz M.D., Marian Betancourt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471159841
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/01/1997
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

PAUL MISKOVITZ, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical College, and an Associate Attending Physician at The New York Hospital. Dr. Miskovitz practices gastroenterology in New York City.

MARIAN BETANCOURT is the author of What to Do When Love Turns Violent, and coauthor of Chronic Illness and the Family and What to Do If You Get Breast Cancer. Ms. Betancourt lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

DISCOVERY.

What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer.

Guidelines for Accurate Diagnosis.

Biopsy and Staging.

Choosing Physicians and Treatment Centers.

Before You Begin Treatment.

TREATMENT.

Surgical Treatment: Local Excision, Polypectomy.

Surgical Treatment: Partial and Total Colectomy, Colostomy.

Surgical Treatment: Rectal and Recurring Cancer.

Recovering From Surgery.

Radiation Treatment for Rectal Cancer.

When You Need Chemotherapy.

Coping With the Side Effects of Chemotherapy.

Nonmedical Aids to Treatment.

RECOVERY.

Taking Charge of Your Follow-Up Care.

Staying Healthy After Colon Cancer.

Living With a Colostomy.

Going Back to Work.

Reversing Sexual Side Effects of Treatment.

Protecting Your Family From Colon Cancer.

Appendices.

Index.

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