Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Ovarian Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Aug 15, 2010 - Medical - 119 pages
The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Ovarian Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining ovarian cancer treatments from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and provides valuable tools to help you to put together your plan of care. 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

First StepsIve Been Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer
1
My TeamMeeting Your Treatment Team
11
Taking ActionComprehensive Treatment Considerations
21
Be PreparedThe Side Effects of Treatment
37
Straight TalkCommunication with Family Friends and Coworkers
47
Maintaining BalanceWork and Life During Treatment
51
Surviving Ovarian CancerReengaging in Mind and Body Health After Treatment
55
Managing RiskWhat if My Cancer Comes Back?
63
My Cancer Isnt CurableWhat Now?
73
Ovarian Cancer in Older Adults
79
Trusted ResourcesFinding Additional Information About Ovarian Cancer and Its Treatment
95
Information About Johns Hopkins
101
Further Reading
103
Glossary
105
Index
113
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Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute

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