Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor

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Oxford University Press, Dec 6, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 211 pages
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The American Academy of Neurology's (AAN) Neurology Now Books series answer the questions and concerns of patients and caregivers with specific neurologic diseases who are navigating a host of issues related to living-often long-term-with a neurologic illness. Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor is a guide for anyone affected by brain tumors and their associated conditions-patients, family members, friends, and caregivers. Providing readily accessible information and real-world encouragement to people living with primary and metastatic brain tumors and their caregivers, this book discusses the basics of brain tumors, types of tumors, management of different tumors, related symptoms, treatments and side effects, the role of medical team members, and coping strategies from initial diagnosis throughout the course of the illness. At the same time, it also offers practical suggestions on symptom management and lifestyle modification, as well as real-life anecdotes and advice from both patients and family members and friends who are experiencing this diagnosis. Balancing the uncertainties of prognosis with hope, Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor is an authoritative, realistic, yet compassionate guide to living with brain cancer.
  

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User Review  - Elizabeth J. Eastwood - Book Verdict

Taylor (neuro-oncology, Tufts Medical Ctr.) and Alyx B. Porter Umphrey's (neuro-oncology, Mayo Clinic, Pheonix) title, written specifically for patients and caregivers, successfully balances ... Read full review

Contents

How Do I Deal with This?
59
What Can I and My Medical Team Do About It?
141
GUIDE TO DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR BRAIN TUMORS
177
GLOSSARY
182
ABOUT THE AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
194
ABOUT THE A AN AND THE ABF
197
INDEX
199
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Lynne P. Taylor, MD, FAAN, is Associate Professor (appointment pending), Hematology-Oncology and Neurology at Tufts Medical Center in Massachusetts. Dr. Taylor received her residency training in neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and fellowship training in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Alyx B. Porter Umphrey, MD, is the Director of Neuro-Oncology and is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She completed her residency and neuro- oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Diane Richard is a Minneapolis-based reporter, radio producer, and writer. Her documentaries have aired on radio stations nationwide, and her writing has been published in magazines throughout the Twin Cities.

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