Best news about radiation therapy: how to cope and survive
Contains understandable and current information about radiotherapy as well as describing both the technical and emotional aspects of the treatment from the patient's perspective.
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Often used in conjunction with surgery or chemotherapy, radiation treatments, a.k.a. radiotherapy, can be a frightening experience for many cancer patients, but Kornmehl (medical director of radiation oncology, Ctr. for Cancer and Hematologic Diseases, Marlton, NJ) has written a clear and concise guide that will reassure anxious readers. Covering all forms of radiotherapy, from the commonly used external beam therapy to brachytherapy, which uses radioactive implants to deliver therapy directly to the affected organ, the author explains what these treatments involve and how they work to destroy cancerous cells. Photographs of the equipment are accompanied by clear explanations of how they are used. To add a personal touch to the text, Kornmehl includes vignettes of patients undergoing radiation therapy. She also addresses side effects in an FAQ chapter. A concise glossary and a list of resources complete her book. While many guides on cancer discuss radiation therapy, none provides the kind of detail offered here. Highly recommended for most consumer health collections.-Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Fdn. Lib. ...
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