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Written for patient and caregiver, this thorough and easy-to-read guide covers the basics of lung cancer and its management. Scott, a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in lung cancer treatment, presents clinical information in a lucid and compassionate manner. This well-organized book capably guides the reader through a logical series of discussions, ranging from how the lungs work to end-of-life care. Treatments by disease type and stage (and the staging process itself) are smoothly explained. Another strong point is the appendix, which contains a concise list of chemotherapy agents and provides essential drug information, including brand and generic names. Although the text lacks a formal glossary, definitions of technical terms are skillfully woven into the context. Few consumer health titles are exclusively devoted to lung cancer, and this one should prove a valuable addition to consumer health and public library collections.
-Gail Hendler, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., New York
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book contains a nice overview of lung cancer and its current treatments. I was disappointed that it was very thin on treatment combinations and when they were appropriate and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Charles Springer
Very good information if you know nothing. Very little new information if you have talked to patients or doctors at all about cancers.Published on October 11, 2012 by T. Hodges
If you just need facts about lung cancer, this little guide will help you. It is straight-forward and will help you understand stages of lung cancer and the different types of... Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by Pakapoochi