Lung Cancer: Myths, Facts, Choices - and Hope
W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 389 pages
Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer, more men than prostate cancer. This authoritative book presents new lifesaving strategies for those already diagnosed and those at risk (including ex-smokers).
Lung cancer is deadly because it's usually found late. Dr. Claudia Henschke's groundbreaking research on early diagnosis, published in Lancet, made headlines worldwide. Now, for the first time, she offers specific recommendations based on her latest findings: who needs to be checked and how to get tested.
People with lung cancer often are told, "Nothing can be done." Not so! Dr. Henschke and coauthor Peggy McCarthy, a leading patient advocate, provide up-to-the-minute advice, along with inspiring quotes from survivors.
If lung cancer has touched your life--or if you have reason for concern--this comprehensive and compassionate book can help:
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Lung cancer kills more Americans each year than prostate, colon, and breast cancer combined. The five-year survival rate is an abysmally low 14 percent largely because the disease is symptomless at a ... Read full review
New Information That Could Save Your Life
Clearing the Air about Guilt
How Your Lungs Work
When Cancer Intrudes
Beating Your Risk Factors
Now You Can Find It Early
Are You at Risk?
Getting Access to the Latest Treatments
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Living with Lung Cancer
Treatment Is FinishedNow What?
Optimizing the Quality of Your Life
A Message for Caregivers
Encouraging News for Smokers
When Lung Cancer Strikes
Diagnosis and Staging
Coping with the News
Taking Charge of Treatment
Preparing for Effective Treatment