Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Pancreatic Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Dec 22, 2010 - Medical - 164 pages
The Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Pancreatic Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow "how to" guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining pancreatic 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.

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
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1FIRST STEPSIVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PANCREATIC CANCER
CHAPTER 2MY TEAMMEETING YOUR TREATMENT TEAM
CHAPTER 3TAKING ACTIONCOMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS
CHAPTER 4BE PREPAREDTHE SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT
CHAPTER 5STRAIGHT TALKCOMMUNICATION WITH FAMILY FRIENDS AND COWORKERS
CHAPTER 8MANAGING RISKWHAT IF MY CANCER COMES BACK?
CHAPTER 9MY CANCER ISNT CURABLEWHAT NOW?
CHAPTER 10PANCREATIC CANCER IN OLDER ADULTS
CHAPTER 11TRUSTED RESOURCESFINDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PANCREATIC CANCER AND ITS TREATMENT
INFORMATION ABOUT JOHNS HOPKINS
FURTHER READING
GLOSSARY
INDEX

CHAPTER 6MAINTAINING BALANCEWORK AND LIFE DURING TREATMENT
CHAPTER 7SURVIVING PANCREATIC CANCERREENGAGING IN MIND AND BODY HEALTH AFTER TREATMENT

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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

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