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Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers [Hardcover]

Naheed Ali
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January 30, 2014 1442223235 978-1442223233 1
Cancer of any kind is scary, but lung cancer is unique in that most people think that only people who smoke can or do get it. The truth is that anyone can get lung cancer, and it can be deadly. In 2008 (the most recent year numbers are available), 208,493 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer, while 158,592 people in the United States died from lung cancer. Here, Dr. Naheed Ali dispels the notion that only smokers develop lung cancer, but also goes over their increased risk for getting the disease, while also considering the risk factors that non-smokers face. He provides background and tips for combating lung cancer, from prevention, to treatment, to coping with the disease should a person fall victim.

In typical fashion, Ali helps readers to understand what lung cancer is, how it develops, its different forms, and how both patients and caregivers can approach healing and treatment. Offering a clear background on the disease and its development, this work will help lung cancer sufferers and their friends and family better cope with and understand the diagnosis.

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Dr. Ali's Understanding Lung Cancer is an incredibly well-organized guidebook possessing an ability to discuss virtually everything there is to know about lung cancer in a single volume. The author emphasizes how lung cancer can affect both patients and caregivers in all walks of life, and his ideas are suggestive of a multipronged approach that’s much needed in light of our rapidly changing health care system. As someone who has lost family members to lung cancer, I have no hesitation in recommending this book. (Meredith Patterson, Broadway and Television Actress)

Dr. Ali has taken on a huge and complicated subject, and successfully given an overview that will benefit lay and professional readerships alike. Most of all, he has clearly defined the monstrous nature of this killer - lung cancer - and correctly pointed out that while there are many factors in its development, the single most consistent stimulus is WHAT WE BREATH. The data for that cause and effect is irrefutable. For those that seek knowledge regarding this cancer, this work is rich in data sources. (Roy B. Sessions, M.D., author of The Cancer Experience)

About the Author

Naheed Ali, M.D., is the author of Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive, Holistic Approach (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), The Obesity Reality (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), Understanding Alzheimer’s (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), Arthritis and You (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), and Understanding Parkinson’s Disease (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). He has appeared as a special guest on numerous talk shows and has been quoted in many national print magazines and TV websites across the US, including Woman’s World, Prevention, Whole Living, MSN.com, USAToday.com, and others.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1 edition (January 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442223235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442223233
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,313,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Naheed Ali, M.D., Ph.D., began writing professionally in 2005 and later completed lifestyle medicine training from Harvard Medical School in 2012. He has taught at several colleges and has written several books on medical topics. Additional information is available at www.NaheedAli.com .

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest Resource February 14, 2014
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My heart goes out to all the others out there who are wrestling with this disease or who are sharing the experience with a loved one who is struggling as well. This is an awful disease, so I'm so glad that there is a resource out there that is honest and wants to provide a comprehensible guide to the disease.

The author is absolutely right - Lung Cancer is not just limited to smokers, it affects more people than that. This book has the answers to this devastating mystery. To be from a trusted, M.D. who is well-versed in the subject, has studied it first-hand, and is an undeniable expert, this was the obvious choice to understanding the disease wholly. Dr. Naheed Ali writes from an objective manner, telling the complete truth.

I like that it doesn't read like a textbook, but doesn't patronize people who are suffering either. It is detailed and specific, but gives you what you want to know about alleviating symptoms, what makes it more bearable. I just consider this Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers to be indispensable for me and my loved one during this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Thorough with lots of Different Angles February 7, 2014
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Was a little doubtful at first because of the high price, but as I read through it, I had lots of light bulbs go off in my head. Just when you think you know everything about understanding lung cancer, this book opens the doors to how lung cancer actually works inside of you. Not to mention all the damage this form of cancer causes. The preface explains to the reader why a comprehensive approach to learning about lung cancer is necessary in the first place. That’s a very rare yet important point for all health books.

Soon it goes a little deep into the medical terms to give you a bit of baptism by fire, which instantly tells you the book's title is appropriately intended for the average reader as well as the advanced health care professional. Everything is properly referenced all throughout and there’s also an extensive glossary at the end. There’s so much to gain just by running through it once and I feel compelled to share with others. I am giving this book five stars for the tremendous amount of information it offers in comparison to others on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lung Cancer April 21, 2014
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I am just started to read the book it is informative but scary but it is a MUST read. thank you
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