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Ovarian Cancer: Your Guide to Taking Control (Patient-Centered Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

This unique guide for ovarian cancer gives women crucial medical information to improve the chance for lengthy remission and cure, as well as emotional support for the journey. Although many ovarian cancers are discovered after they have spread, having information about surgery and best practices can be life-saving. For example, choosing a surgeon from the new specialty of gynecologic oncology for staging and de-bulking surgeries strongly impacts survival. Women need to at least consider newer chemotherapy and biological treatments in research trials. Women also want to hear the stories of others who live with the ambiguity of remission.

Ovarian Cancer includes:

Ten things to know at the time of diagnosis, for optimal outcome

How choosing a gynecologic oncology surgeon impacts survival

When and how you can consider newer treatments, now in clinical trials

Stories of dozens of women living with ovarian cancer, some for many years

""Questions for Your Doctor"" for all decision points

A focus on epithelial cancers, the most common and difficult to treat, with additional information on germ cell, sex cord-stromal cell, and low malignant potential ovarian cancers

Noted cancer writer Kristine Conner and patient advocate Lauren Langford provide ovarian cancer patients with a supportive and much-needed resource.

Book News Annotation:

Cancer writer Conner and patient advocate Langford have prepared an exceptionally lucid, informative guide—a model for what patient guides should be. They provide thorough information in a clear but non-condescending style, including what is known about the disease as well as what is ambiguous and providing information about how to understand risk factors, recognize symptoms, respond to a diagnosis, find support, ask the right questions, make decisions about treatment, and understand survivor statistics, among other topics. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This unique guide for ovarian cancer gives women crucial medical information to improve the chance for lengthy remission and cure, as well as emotional support for the journey. Although many ovarian cancers are discovered after they have spread, having information about surgery and best practices can be life-saving. For example, choosing a surgeon from the new specialty of gynecologic oncology for staging and de-bulking surgeries strongly impacts survival. Women need to at least consider newer chemotherapy and biological treatments in research trials. Women also want to hear the stories of others who live with the ambiguity of remission.

Ovarian Cancer includes:

Ten things to know at the time of diagnosis, for optimal outcome

How choosing a gynecologic oncology surgeon impacts survival

When and how you can consider newer treatments, now in clinical trials

Stories of dozens of women living with ovarian cancer, some for many years

Questions for Your Doctor for all decision points

A focus on epithelial cancers, the most common and difficult to treat, with additional information on germ cell, sex cord-stromal cell, and low malignant potential ovarian cancers

Noted cancer writer Kristine Conner and patient advocate Lauren Langford provide ovarian cancer patients with a supportive and much-needed resource.

About the Author

Conner is a writer based outside Philadelphia, who specializes in topics related to healthcare, medicine, and education.
Langford was an advocate for both breast and ovarian cancer patients. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997, later died of the disease.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596500160
Subtitle:
Your Guide to Taking Control
Author:
Conner, Kristine
Author:
Langford, Lauren
Publisher:
Patient Centered Guides
Location:
Cambridge Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Oncology
Subject:
Ovaries
Subject:
Ovaries -- Cancer.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Patient-Centered Guides
Series Volume:
no. 272
Publication Date:
20030101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.42x6.82x1.13 in. 1.92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This unique guide for ovarian cancer gives women crucial medical information to improve the chance for lengthy remission and cure, as well as emotional support for the journey. Although many ovarian cancers are discovered after they have spread, having information about surgery and best practices can be life-saving. For example, choosing a surgeon from the new specialty of gynecologic oncology for staging and de-bulking surgeries strongly impacts survival. Women need to at least consider newer chemotherapy and biological treatments in research trials. Women also want to hear the stories of others who live with the ambiguity of remission.

Ovarian Cancer includes:

Ten things to know at the time of diagnosis, for optimal outcome

How choosing a gynecologic oncology surgeon impacts survival

When and how you can consider newer treatments, now in clinical trials

Stories of dozens of women living with ovarian cancer, some for many years

Questions for Your Doctor for all decision points

A focus on epithelial cancers, the most common and difficult to treat, with additional information on germ cell, sex cord-stromal cell, and low malignant potential ovarian cancers

Noted cancer writer Kristine Conner and patient advocate Lauren Langford provide ovarian cancer patients with a supportive and much-needed resource.

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