What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM): Colorectal Cancer: New Tests, New Treatments, New Hope

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 18, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Over 50,000 men and women die from colorectal cancer each year - a particularly alarming statistic since it is also one of the most preventable and treatable cancers. In fact, it is estimated that over one-third of colorectal cancer deaths could have been avoided. Now, there's hope. Contains important information on beating colorectal cancer, including the six biggest lifestyle threats, the three nutritional supplements anyone at risk should take, the optimal timeframe for screenings, the pros and cons of new detection tests, and how to effectively treat cancerous and pre-cancerous polyps with both traditional and alternative methods.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Part I
Chapter 1
A JOURNEY THROUGH YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
THE FIVE DEADLIEST MYTHS ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER
Chapter 2
SURGERY FOR COLON CANCER
SURGERY FOR RECTAL CANCER
COLOSTOMY
IF YOUR CANCER HAS SPREAD TO THE LIVER
PREPARING FOR SURGERY
RECOVERING SUCCESSFULLY FROM SURGERY
Chapter 10
ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR COLON CANCER

THE POLYPTOCANCER SEQUENCE
ARE YOU AT RISK?
YOUR HABITS AND LIFESTYLE
UNDERSTANDING YOUR RISK FACTORS
Chapter 3
THE COLONOSCOPY
Chapter 4
FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY
DOUBLE CONTRAST BARIUM ENEMA
DIGITAL RECTAL EXAM
SCREENING SAVES LIVES
Chapter 5
COLONFRIENDLY NUTRITION
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
PREVENTIVE EATING
LIVE RIGHT
CURB YOUR ALCOHOL INTAKE
Chapter 6
POLYPFIGHTING FOLIC ACID
CALCIUM FOR PREVENTION AND FOR THE POLYPPRONE
THE VITAMIN D DEFENSE
SELENIUM
ASPIRIN AND OTHER NONSTEROIDAL ANTIINFLAMMATORY DRUGS NSAIDS
THE NEWS ON NATURAL NSAIDS
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY HRT
MY PARTING MESSAGE ON SUPPLEMENTATION AND CHEMOPREVENTION
Part III
Chapter 7
UNDERSTANDING YOUR ENDOSCOPIC PATH REPORT
THE SURGICAL PATH REPORT
THE STAGES OF COLORECTAL CANCER
Chapter 8
YOUR DOCTOR AND YOUR MEDICAL TEAM
FINDING A DOCTOR
SELECTING A HOSPITAL OR CANCER TREATMENT CENTER
MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING THE BEST CARE
MOVE TOWARD ACTION
Chapter 9
PALLIATIVE THERAPY
MEDICINES USED IN CHEMOTHERAPY
THE NEXT GENERATION OF CANCER MEDICINES
NEW CHEMOTHERAPY AGENTS
CANCER VACCINES
MANAGING THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION THERAPY
SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL TRIAL?
THE BOTTOM LINE
Chapter 11
ACUPUNCTURE
AROMATHERAPY
BIOFEEDBACK
HUMOR THERAPY
MASSAGE THERAPY
MEDITATION
MUSIC THERAPY
PRAYER
TAI CHI
YOGA
ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES TO AVOID
Part IV
Chapter 12
EAT NUTRITIOUSLY AFTER YOUR CANCER TREATMENT
SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET
EXERCISE DAILY
Chapter 13
THE PUSHKA STORY
SEEK AND EMBRACE SUPPORT
GET ASSISTANCE FOR DEPRESSION
BE GOOD TO THOSE WHO HELPED YOU
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROLONGING LIFE AND PROLONGING DEATH
Into the Future
Where to Get More Information
My Treatment Log
Glossary
References
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Dr. Mark Bennett Pochapin lives in New York City.

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