Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide

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Rutgers University Press, 2006 - 375 pàgines

In this essential guide, Dave Visel draws on expertise hard-won during his wife's battle with lymphoma. He provides an overview of the varieties of cancer and all the basic types of treatments available. Chapters dispel common myths associated with these treatments and provide tips on nutrition and physical fitness. Visel also moves beyond the hospital to provide information and strategies to help with the emotional, practical, and financial effects of a diagnosis. Cancer patients will find the tools they need to make well-informed decisions on questions ranging from the right time to tell coworkers to whether to travel for treatment. Because medical bankruptcies affect nearly two million Americans each year, Visel devotes several chapters to financial issues. He also addresses the effects of cancer on relationships, such as how to deal with a difficult parent or whether to reconcile with an estranged spouse. In addition, Living with Cancer provides a comprehensive overview of the most useful corporate, government, and non-profit resources available. Anyone looking for help in understanding the full range of personal, professional, and legal issues associated with cancer will welcome this book. As inspiring as it is informative, it is a survival guide in the truest sense.

 

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Continguts

Personal Decisions 15
7
The Patients New World 22
11
Know the Illness 32
19
Deciding Where to Have Treatment
19
Medical Teams
53
The Partner
61
The Patients Workplace
72
Health Insurance
93
Taking Your Medicine 203
190
Getting Better 213
15
Easy Cancer 219
15
40
15
Budgeting 241
15
44
15
Personal Health Disclosure Guidelines 259
15
Travel for Medical Purposes 266
15

PublicAssistance Law
100
Gifts and Givers
121
Armed Services
129
Contents
139
Nine Easy Ways to Shoot Yourself in the Foot
145
Nutrition and Fitness
162
Implants and Replacement Parts
173
31
181
Things They May Forget to Tell You about Chemo 196
188
Critical Elements
15
51
15
52
15
53
15
Reference Center
15
Yellow Pages 337
15
Index 365
35
Copyright

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Sobre l'autor (2006)

Dave Visel worked as a reporter and served in the Air Force before he founded an advertising agency in Los Angeles. His first priority in recent years has been support for his wife in her struggle with cancer. He lives in Southern California. Michael Fisch, M.D., is the medical director for the Clinical Community Oncology Program at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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