- Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (April 21, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1421422336
- ISBN-13: 978-1421422336
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Living with Cancer: A Step-by-Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) 1st Edition
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"An unusually comforting and genuinely useful resource."(Booklist)
"For anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, or for those who have friends of family facing this illness, this guide will be an extremely invaluable resource. Patients at any stage of the disease will find rich, useful information that can help them cope more effectively with their illness."(Foreword Reviews)
"Ryan and Jackson offer patients and their families useful step-by-step advice. It comes at a time of unusual excitement in the field, thanks to new treatments that hold the promise of making long, full lives with cancer far more common."(Boston Globe Magazine)
"Living with Cancer is comprehensive, straightforward, and just plain wise. From the practical details of diagnosis and treatment to the deep meaning of hope, it offers answers to the questions that people facing cancer have and guidance for how to live--truly live--with this disease. If you have cancer, or love someone who does, read this."(Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End)
"This essential guide serves as a medical GPS, helping cancer patients understand what just happened, where they are now, and their options about where they are going."(Diane E. Meier, MD, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care)
"From the practical details of diagnosis and treatment to the deep meaning of hope, this book is filled with all the questions most people facing cancer have and the answers needed to live as well as possible. Everyone facing cancer and everyone who loves them should read this book."(Michael W. Rabow, Director of Symptom Management Service, Helen Diller Family Comprehenseive Cancer Center)
"Readable right from the start, this great book's joint approach of palliative care and oncology fits with the American Society of Clinical Oncology's new guidelines: within the first 8 weeks, every seriously ill cancer patient should be seen by an interdisciplinary palliative care team along with their oncologist."(Thomas J. Smith, MD, Director of Palliative Mediicne, Johns Hopkins Medicine)
"A spectacular guide for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis."(Vinayak K. Prasad, MD, MPH, Oregon Health and Science University, coauthor of Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives)
"A unique and greatly needed book. Written by experts in the fields who are used to working together as a team, Living with Cancer covers the breadth and depth of cancer care for patients and families. Authoritative yet easy to understand, it combines best evidence with patient examples in a cohesive way that feels like a conversation with a very skilled, experienced, and compassionate doctor."(Anna Roshal, MD, Washington University School of Medicine)
"An excellent book which describes the optimal integration of general oncology and palliative care for anyone living with cancer across the cancer continuum."(Kenneth D. Miller, MD, The Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Sinai Hospital, author of Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment: Medical Specialists and Cancer Survivors Tell You What You Need to Know)
About the Author
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH, is the chief of palliative care at Massachusetts General Hospital. David P. Ryan, MD, is the chief of hematology/oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Michelle D. Seaton is the coauthor of The Way of Boys: Raising Healthy Boys in a Challenging and Complex World and The Cardiac Recovery Handbook: The Complete Guide to Life after Heart Attack or Heart Surgery.
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I will buy this for others who are diagnosed. It really is a Step-by-Step Guide.