100 Questions & Answers About Brain Tumors

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 15, 2010 - Medical - 284 pages
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Whether you’re a newly diagnosed brain tumor patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Brain Tumors, Second Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The authors, a brain tumor survivor teamed with a neuro-oncologist specializing in brain tumors, provide a comprehensive, step-by-step discussion of what you can expect in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, while providing a real-life understanding of what these steps might mean for your day-to-day life. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
 

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Contents

Preface
xi
Foreword
xiii
Introduction
xvii
The Basics
1
Diagnosis and Pathology
23
Neuroimaging
45
Neurosurgery
73
Radiation Therapy
93
Clinical Trials for Brain Tumor Patients
155
Complications of Brain Tumors and Their Treatment
175
Medications Used in Brain Tumor Treatment
191
Living with a Brain Tumor
203
Taking Control of Your Future
231
Appendix
263
Glossary
267
Index
275

Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapy
121

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