100 Questions and Answers about Kidney Cancer
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 1, 2009 - Medical - 197 pages
Empower Yourself! There are approximately 37,000 cases of kidney (renal cell) cancer in the US each year. Whether you're a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a survivor, or loved one of someone suffering from kidney cancer, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Kidney Cancer, provides practical, authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked by cancer patients and survivors. Written with commentary from actual patients, this is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, physical, and emotional turmoil of this disease.
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PART ONEThe Basics
PART TWOCauses and Risk Factors for Kidney Cancer
PART THREEPresentation and Evaluation
PART FOURStaging of Renal Cell Carcinoma
Locally Advanced Disease
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