100 Questions & Answers About Colorectal Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007 - Medical - 259 pages
Whether you’re a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor’s and patient’s view, the Second Edition is updated with authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease. The authors consist of two oncologic surgeons and a cancer care social worker from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Commentary from actual colon and rectal cancer survivors provides a unique, “insider’s” perspective.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgment
The Basics Questions 111 address fundamental questions about the colon and rectum and what occurs when they develop cancer including ...
Risk and Prevention Questions 1217 describe some of the factors that affect an individuals risk of getting colorectal cancer ...
Screening and Diagnosis Questions 1827 discuss the techniques used in screening for diagnosis of colorectal cancer including ...
Treatment Questions 2872 provide an extensive description of therapies for colorectal cancer including the preoperative workup surgery and adjuva...
Changes Cancer Makes Questions 73100 discuss some of the many ways in which colorectal cancer can change your life and the new concerns that ...
Is a list of websites orginizations and literature to help colorectal cancer patients and their families find additional resources on general and specific to...
Glossary
Index
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Harvard University

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