about lung cancer, its causes and complications, diagnosis
WITH LUNG CANCER
A Guide for Patients and Their Families
G. Cox, David T. Carr, MD, Robert E. Lee, MD
Revision by Eloise Harman, MD
cancer is a scary disease. The
new patient is understandably confused and frightened. The
future is uncertain, and it's filled with a dazzling array
of unfamiliar medical and surgical terms and procedures.
Living with Lung Cancer
people cope with the disease, its treatments, and (maybe
most of all) their nameless fears.
interviewing a large number of patients and their spouses,
the authors learned the countless questions they have, including
those that patients find difficult to ask in a doctor's
with Lung Cancer provides easy-to-understand information
Treatments and their side effects
The likely prognosis
144 pp, illlus., glossary, index
ISBN 0-937404-53-5 paperback $14.95
1. The Lungs and How They Work
2. How Lung Cancer Begins
3. How Lung Cancer is Diagnosed
4. The Role of Surgery
5. The Role of Radiotherapy
6. The Role of Chemotherapy
7. The Role of Nutrition
8. Coping with the Stresses of Lung Cancer
9. Alternative Therapies
10. Prospects for the Future
Harman, MD, professor and chief,
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, at the University of Florida
College of Medicine.
Barbara G. Cox, MA, medical
writer who specializes in patient education.
David T. Carr, MD, Howe professor
of pulmonary medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Robert E. Lee, MD, consultant
in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic.
comfortable book that puts an arm around the reader with
warm support." —KENTUCKY MEDICAL JOURNAL
every question a patient might have."
OF THORACIC SURGERY
honest look at lung cancer, its causes and complications,
diagnosis and treatment."
point of light in a world that has suddenly gone dark with
the diagnosis of lung cancer.
to fill a void in educational materials for patients with
—ONCOLOGY NURSING PRESS