100 Questions & Answers about Colorectal Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Medical - 278 pages
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Whether yours"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 doctorrs"s and patientrs"s view, 100 Questions and Answers About Colorectal Cancer gives you 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, "insiderrs"s" perspective.
 

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Contents

What kind of preparation will I need for surgery? Will I need to come into
70
What are the risks of surgery?
84
need a colostomy?
104
What are the other therapies besides surgery?
118
What about alternative medicine and homeopathic options?
143
Changes Cancer Brings
163
Appendix
243
Glossary
261
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