A Guide to Survivorship for Women with Ovarian Cancer

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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This comprehensive guide to ovarian cancer offers a wealth of information to ease the physical, emotional, and psychic suffering of women with the disease. The authors—two Johns Hopkins gynecologic oncologists and a gynecologic-oncology clinical nurse—put particular emphasis on the concept of "survivorship," or living life well in the face of daunting uncertainties. They stress the importance of self-determination: the right of each patient to be informed, involved, and in control of her care.

Up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pain management, and alternative therapies, forms the core of the book. But the authors' immense clinical experience also means they understand what women worry about and care about, and they address these issues with true compassion. Stressing quality of life, self-determination, and living life to the fullest, this remarkable book speaks to women with ovarian cancer everywhere.

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It is estimated that in 2005 alone, 16,000 American women will die from ovarian cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths among this demographic. If diagnosed and treated early-before the ... Read full review

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Dr. F. J. Montz (1955–2002) was a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, surgery, and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions. Dr. Robert E. Bristow is an associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions. Paula J. Anastasia is a gynecologic-oncology clinical nurse specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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