- Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (March 14, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801880912
- ISBN-13: 978-0801880919
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,820,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Guide to Survivorship for Women with Ovarian Cancer (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) 1st Edition
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This important book should be included in all consumer health collections, as well as purchased by women affected by the disease.(Library Journal)
This guide excels at providing detailed medical information and practical tips on ways to reduce the side effects of treatment.(Mamm)
The latest developments in diagnosis and treatment are discussed―but even more so, is the quality of living itself: it's this which sets A Guide to Survivorship for Women with Ovarian Cancer apart.(Bookwatch)
Provides a great place for a newly diagnosed woman to start learning about the disease.(Susan McIntyre Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance Newsletter)
Because the authors all have years of clinical experience, they seem to understand what women worry about and care about, and they address these issues throughout the book.(Canadian Women's Health Network)
About the Author
Dr. F. J. Montz (1955–2002) was a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, surgery, and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions. Dr. Robert E. Bristow is an associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions. Paula J. Anastasia is a gynecologic-oncology clinical nurse specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Top customer reviews
Ladies, even if you think you are suffering from yet another urinary tract infection, make sure your physician or PA does a physical exam. My sister's physician didn't.
This book is hard to read and I'm still debating on whether or not to send it to my middle sister, who just started chemotherapy two days ago. I did lots of research when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but this book is even more difficult to read because the prognosis for women with ovarian cancer is even grimmer than it is for those with breast cancer. Does my middle sister really want to know at this point in her treatment that she may have to endure more than one round of debulking surgery plus chemo? According to the authors, "A large percentage of women who develop ovarian cancer will have recurrence of the disease following the appropriate aggressive initial treatments. Unfortunately, it is not likely that their cancer will be responsive to approved therapies." And the chemotherapy for ovarian cancer as described in this book makes my 6-month round of chemo sound like a walk in the park.
I will definitely send "A Guide to Survivorship for Women with Ovarian Cancer" to my youngest sister, because we are both at high risk for this disease and the authors discuss in detail what we must do to try and stay ovarian cancer-free. Sadly enough, this book states that prophylactic removal of the ovaries does not guarantee that you will never develop ovarian cancer.
After a thorough discussion of the disease and its treatment, the latter chapters of this book turn to "Decisions at the End of Life," "Death and the Process of Dealing with Loss," and "Survivorship." The authors, who are specialists in gynecology and oncology and have treated many women with ovarian cancer, and they do their best to help us get through even the hardest, end-of-life decisions. Even better, they help us survive (whether or not we have end-stage cancer) each day with courage and even joy.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I wish you the best of luck. If you've read this review and plan to get a copy of "A Guide to Survivorship for Women with Ovarian Cancer" (or do other research), then you're obviously beyond denial, and I think that's a very positive sign.