Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices. In this invaluable book, Dr. Richard C. Frank offers comfort and help to cancer patients, their families, and their caretakers. Dr. Frank empowers patients by unlocking the mysteries of the disease and explaining in plain language the ways to confront and combat it. An award-winning medical oncologist recognized for his humanitarian approach as well as his research accomplishments, Dr. Frank understands that cancer patients and their families need insight into the disease along with a sense of control. He therefore addresses these vital topics: what cancer is and how it spreads; how cancer treatment strategies are chosen; how cancer-fighting drugs work to shut down the growth of the disease; which factors affect a patient's prognosis; how patients can visualize cancer treatments at work in the body and why this is helpful; and how to deal with "uncurable" cancer.
With a wealth of patient case histories, helpful coping strategies from cancer survivors, and up-to-date information on useful resources, Fighting Cancer is a book cancer patients and their loved ones can turn to with confidence and hope.
The book is published by Yale University Press.
Winner of the 2010 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication (New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association)
"An important resource for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.... [It] demonstrates the author's astute knowledge coupled with profound compassion." (Phyllis Osterman, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
"Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope is a book that will provide confidence and direction to people with cancer and their loved ones." (Diane Blum, Executive Director, CancerCare)
"This book simplifies the language of cancer medicine and its related science to a level that allows most patients and family members to understand the important concepts needed to make decisions about treatment and overall care." (Ann A. Jakubowski, Ph.D., M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
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