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Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Addicus Books; Second Edition, Second edition edition (January 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886039097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886039094
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

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.

Review

"Thorough and easy-to-read. A valuable addition to consumer health collections and public library collections."  —Library Journal, on the first edition


"In this second edition, Scott, Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center, delivers a must have resource for lung cancer patients and their family members." —Consumer Connection of the American Medical Library Association

More About the Author

I have treated thousands of patients with lung cancer over the years. I was motivated to write "Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment" by the realization that when it comes to quality lung cancer care, most patients don't know what it is or how to get it. My goal was to provide patients and caregivers with the knowledge they need to find the best lung cancer care, to research the internet, to ask the right questions, and to choose the best treatment. If you have lung cancer, the old saying that "knowledge is power" has never been more true. -- Walter Scott http://www.fccc.edu/cancer/types/lung/nonsmall_cell_treatment.html#surgery

Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS, is the Chief of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Board-certified in Thoracic Surgery and a leader in minimally invasive (VATS, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted) surgical procedures, Dr. Scott specializes in treating cancers involving the chest; lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymomas and thymic cancer, mesothelioma and tumors that may have spread (metastasized) to the lungs from other areas of the body.

Dr. Scott works together with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists at Fox Chase to treat patients with knowledge, compassion and experienced surgical skill.

Dr. Scott chaired and wrote the section on Treatment of Early Stage Lung Cancer for the American College of Chest Physicians' Lung Cancer Guidelines. As a panel member, Dr. Scott helps to write and revise the Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). These guidelines are used daily by cancer specialists throughout the US and the world.

Dr. Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American College of Chest Physicians.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ailean blackstone on April 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
Dr.Scott's book is comprehensive and offers not only fact-based research and methods of diagnosis, but it also covers the highly emotive issues surrounding the possible causes of lung cancer, including the subject of 'smokers guilt'.
This book is a must have for EVERY home, whether it is simply an addition to your home library or you have been diagnosed with the disease, or know someone who has it.
I am embarrassed and humbled by the fact that I am the first person on Amazon to review this remarkable book. Do yourself a favour, get interested in health-care and go and buy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline T. Parham on February 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
My mother has this and I found this book to have plenty of easy information to understand in the areas of;
signs/symptoms, what can cause or be aggravating factors in this disease, what types of treatments
are available and the side effects are and how helpful and harmful the side effects can be, also this book
mentions how vital good communication between the patient and his or her doctors must be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donna on October 3, 2012
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This book enables the patient and family members to educate themselves specifically about lung cancer and terms that they may be presented with by a multitude of practitioners. When patients and families are able to educate themselves it gives them the power and confidence to ask direct questions to individuals that are involved with managing their care. This is an excellent, forthright book that provides information on stages and treatment of lung cancer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Walter J. Scott on September 12, 2012
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I have treated thousands of patients with lung cancer over the years. I was motivated to write "Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment" by the realization that, when it comes to quality lung cancer care, most patients don't know what it is or how to get it. I wrote this book to give patients and caregivers the knowledge they need to find the best care, to research the internet, to ask the right questions, and to choose the best treatment. If you have lung cancer, the old saying that "knowledge is power" has never been truer. -- Walter Scott

Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS, is the Chief of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Board-certified in Thoracic Surgery and a leader in minimally invasive (VATS, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted) surgical procedures, Dr. Scott specializes in treating cancers involving the chest; lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymomas and thymic cancer, mesothelioma and tumors that may have spread (metastasized) to the lungs from other areas of the body.

Dr. Scott works together with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists at Fox Chase to treat patients with knowledge, compassion and experienced surgical skill.

Dr. Scott chaired and wrote the section on Treatment of Early Stage Lung Cancer for the American College of Chest Physicians' Lung Cancer Guidelines. As a panel member, Dr. Scott helps to write and revise the Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). These guidelines are used daily by cancer specialists throughout the US and the world.

Dr. Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American College of Chest Physicians.
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