Supportive Cancer Care: The Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families

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In 54 chapters, cancer care specialists Ernest and Isadora Rosenbaum, plus some 60 experts -- each a leading authority in his or her field -- answers every possible question concerning a patient's physical, psychological and spiritual needs. Over half of the book is devoted to the mind and body, covering such wide-ranging topics as treatment, the will to live, stress, depression, spirituality, nutrition, therapeutic massage and sexuality. Almost one-third of the book concerns itself with medical and social support services, including important financial aspects of cancer care. The book also covers death, bereavement and facing the future without a loved one.

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Genetics and Cancer 8
The Unwritten Contract 14
Current Credible and Comprehensive Cancer Information 21

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About the author (2001)

Rosenbaum is an internist, oncologist and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California in San Francisco and voluntary clinical faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Rosenbaum is a medical assistant at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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