100 Questions & Answers About Liver Cancer

100 Questions & Answers About Liver Cancer

Book - 2009
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EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed liver cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor's and patient's/caregiver's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Liver Cancer gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by a medical oncologist and a gastrointestinal surgeon, with actual patient/caregiver commentary, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.

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Medical oncologist Abou-Alfa and liver cancer surgeon DeMatteo (both Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY) offer a guide to liver cancer for the newly diagnosed patient, survivor, or friends or relatives of either. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition presents key information in an easy-to-follow and understand question-and-answer format, and includes a glossary of terms. The material is organized into sections covering the basics about the liver and liver cancer, risk factors for developing liver failure and cancer, liver cancer screening, diagnosis and the cancer staging system, coping with the diagnosis, treatment, practical issues of dealing with cancer on a day-to-day basis, practical issues of dealing with liver failure, and social and end-of-life issues. Specific changes from the first to second edition are not stated. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780763761745
Characteristics: xiv, 138 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: DeMatteo, Ronald


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