100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 25, 2010 - Medical - 188 pages
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Whether you’re a newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of someone with pancreatic cancer, this book offers help. The only text to provide a doctor’s and patient’s view, 100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer, 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 medical oncologist and a nurse with 25 years of experience with cancer patients, provide a comprehensive, step-by-step discussion of what you can expect in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer, while patient commentaries provide 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 disease.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Introduction
xi
The Basics
1
Diagnosis and Staging
15
Treatment
25
Managing Your Treatment
71
Changes Cancer Brings
85
Emotional and Social Concerns
127
Resources
167
Glossary
175
Index
179
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