Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cancer in Older Adults

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Dec 22, 2010 - Medical - 187 pages
Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cancer in Older Adults was recently honored with 5 Stars from Doody's Book Review!

Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Cancer in Older Adults is a concise, easy-to-follow "how to" guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining cancer treatment in older adults from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and performs the task of putting together your plan of care in layman's terms. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.

About the Series:
Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients' Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while working hard on getting well is part of the outcome we hope to help you achieve.
 

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Contents

CONTRIBUTORS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1AN OVERVIEW OF CANCER IN THE ELDERLY
CHAPTER 2FIRST STEPS IVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
SEVEN PRACTICAL STEPS
CHAPTER 4CANCER TREATMENT IN THE ELDERLY
CHAPTER 5BIOLOGY OF AGING AND CANCER TREATMENT
CHAPTER 6CANCER SURVIVORSHIP
CHAPTER 9PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
CHEMOTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS AND DRUG INTERACTIONS
CHAPTER 11NUTRITION IN THE GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY PATIENT
CHAPTER 12TRUSTED RESOURCESFinding Additional Information About Cancer and its Treatment in Older Adults
INFORMATION ABOUT JOHNS HOPKINS
FURTHER READING
GLOSSARY
INDEX

CHAPTER 7PALLIATIVE AND COMFORT CARE
CHAPTER 8THE VALUE OF PLANNING AHEAD

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Instructor in Oncology, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimor, Maryland

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