Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Kidney Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 15, 2010 - Medical - 136 pages
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Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Kidney Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining kidney cancer treatment 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.
 

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Contents

How to Use This Book to Your Benefit
vii
First StepsIve Been Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer
1
My TeamMeeting Your Treatment Team
15
Taking ActionComprehensive Treatment Considerations
27
Be PreparedThe Side Effects of Treatment
45
Straight TalkCommunication with Family Friends and Coworkers
61
Maintaining BalanceWork and Life During Treatment
67
Surviving Kidney CancerReengaging in Mind and Body Health After Treatment
75
My Cancer Isnt CurableWhat Now?
87
Kidney Cancer in Older Adults
93
Trusted ResourcesFinding Additional Information About Kidney Cancer and its Treatment
107
Information About Johns Hopkins
111
Further Reading
113
Glossary
115
Index
127
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Managing RiskWhat if My Cancer Comes Back?
83

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