100 Questions & Answers about Esophageal Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 171 pages
Whether you're a newly diagnosed esophageal 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 views, 100 Questions & Answers About Esophageal Cancer gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by two oncology nurses and a gastric surgeon, with extensive commentary from an esophageal cancer survivor, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
 

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Contents

Part3 Diagnosis and Staging
27
Treatment Options
67
Living with Esophageal Cancer
123
Advocacy and Support
149
Appendix
157
Index
167
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About the author (2005)

Hanson has been a nurse for 38 years. She has worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center or the last 28 years caring for patients with cancer of the thoracic cavity including cancer of the lung as well as the esophagus.

Frazzitta is Vice Chairman and CEO of Chiltington International Inc. He was diagnosed with esophagael cancer in December 1999 and was treated by Dr. Manjit Bains at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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