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Cancer On Five Dollars A Day Chemo Not Included

Author : Robert Schimmel
ISBN : 9780738212661
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the spring of 2000, stand-up comedian Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and soon the fire of his white-hot career started to fizzle. But Schimmel never lost his sense of humor, his searing honesty, and most of all, his passion to make people laugh. Indeed, it was his basic need to entertain—even if the only people around him were suffering from cancer and the room he was playing was the Mayo Clinic infusion center—that carried him through his ordeal. Alternately laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, Cancer on 5 a Day is a stirring account of how one man's face-off with a deadly disease helped him better understand himself, and ultimately changed his life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Reading And Writing Cancer How Words Heal

Author : Susan Gubar
ISBN : 9780393246995
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An important addition to the literature of cancer by an award-winning scholar and memoirist. Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers, and the specialists who seek to serve them. In a book both enlightening and practical, she describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancer’s wrongs. To stimulate the writing process, she proposes specific exercises, prompts, and models. In discussions of the diary of Fanny Burney, the stories of Leo Tolstoy and Alice Munro, numerous memoirs, novels, paintings, photographs, and blogs, Gubar shows how readers can learn from art that deepens our comprehension of what it means to live or die with the disease. From a writer whose own memoir, Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer, was described by the New York Times Book Review as “moving and instructive…and incredibly brave,” this volume opens a path to healing.
Category: Health & Fitness

Cancer Chemotherapy 1

Author : Franco M. Muggia
ISBN : 9781461339038
Genre : Medical
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Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management ofa particular malignancy? The few general onco logy textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often prelimi nary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals frequently publish good indepth reviews of cancer topics, and published symposium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can nev er be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by div iding the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.
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Breast Cancer Ect V1 I 3

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ISBN : 9781617050435
Genre : Medical
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Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cancer cause of death in women. In 2010 207,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 39,000 are expected to die from breast cancer. Nevertheless, ongoing research and recent advances in both diagnostic and therapeutic modalities continue to make breast cancer management a rapidly evolving area in which the practitioner will want to be fully updated on current developments. Breast Cancer offers a comprehensive and in-depth review of the current literature of breast cancer. Chapters examine risk factors and prevention strategies, trends and developments in imaging, surgical management, radiotherapy advances, adjuvant endocrine and chemotherapies, targeted metastatic therapy, and the role of bisphosphonates and novel bone agents in breast cancer. With this volume the oncology practitioner will have a full and current overview of all significant current trends in this important area of oncology. About the Series: Emerging Cancer Therapeutics is an invited review publication providing a through analysis of key clinical research related to cancer therapeutics, including a discussion and assessment of current evidence, current clinical best practice, and likely near future developments. There is an emphasis throughout on multidisciplinary approaches to the specialty, as well as on quality and outcomes analysis. Published three times a year Emerging Cancer Therapeutics provides authoritative, thorough assessments of advances in therapeutics in all major areas of oncology, both solid and hematologic malignancies, with a focus on advances in medical and biological therapies with emerging clinical impact and encompassing new technologies with implications for management such as molecular imaging. Features of Emerging Cancer Therapeutics include: Editorial board of nationally recognized experts across the spectrum of Cancer Therapeutics In-depth, up-to-date expert reviews and analysis of major new developments in all areas of Cancer Therapeutics Issues edited by an authority in specific subject area Focuses on major topics in Cancer Therapeutics with in-depth articles covering advances in clinical and translational research developments, as well as clinical applications and experience Emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to research and practice
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New Drugs In Cancer Chemotherapy

Author : S.K. Carter
ISBN : 9783642815652
Genre : Medical
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The Analog Potential in Cancer Chemotherapy in the United States and Japan S. K. Carter Northern California Cancer Program, 1801 Page Mill Road, Building B, Suite 200, USA - Palo Alto, CA 94304 The bilateral collaborative program in cancer research between Japan and the United States is one of the oldest programs of this type. It is sponsored in the United States by the National Cancer Institute [1], while in Japan the sponsoring organization is the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Annual symposia concerning treatment have been held and in recent years they have been published [2, 3]. Drug development in both Japan and the United States has evolved over the years to an increasing emphasis on second generation compounds. This has come about as a result of the initial successes of chemotherapy development. Many active structures have been uncovered and the armamentarium of the medical and pediatric oncologist has grown dramatically. The uncovering of an active structure provides an opportunity for analog synthesis and attempts at elucidating structure-activity relationships. It is hoped that the therapeutic index of active structures can be improved so as to achieve superior clinical results.
Category: Medical

Cancer No Chemo

Author : Robert LaPlante
ISBN : 9781475964158
Genre : Medical
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Fifty-nine-year-old Robert LaPlante gave up cigarettes in his twenties, was never overweight, practiced good health habits, and had run marathons and many other foot races. He lived his life in a way he believed would ward off terrible things like cancer. But in November 2008, LaPlante received the devastating diagnosis of signet ring cell adenocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that begins in the appendix. In Cancer No Chemo, LaPlante documents his three-year battle with cancer—from the initial diagnosis, to surgery to remove ten inches of colon and twenty-two lymph nodes, to winning the fight. Through journal entries, he shares his innermost thoughts during his treatment and recovery, including the fearful decision to forgo chemotherapy in favor of holistic healing methods that are gaining a place in the battle against cancer. In this memoir, he shares how he believes a positive attitude is the most important tool that inspires positive action. Cancer No Chemo provides an inspiring look at how one man battled a foreboding cancer diagnosis and won.
Category: Medical

Cancer Chemotherapy And Biotherapy

Author : Bruce A. Chabner
ISBN : 9781451148206
Genre : Medical
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Updated to include the newest drugs and those currently in development, this Fifth Edition is a comprehensive reference on the preclinical and clinical pharmacology of anticancer agents. Organized by drug class, the book provides the latest information on all drugs and biological agents—their mechanisms of action, interactions with other agents, toxicities, side effects, and mechanisms of resistance. The authors explain the rationale for use of drugs in specific schedules and combinations and offer guidelines for dose adjustment in particular situations. This edition's introduction includes timely information on general strategies for drug usage, the science of drug discovery and development, economic and regulatory aspects of cancer drug development, and principles of pharmacokinetics. Eight new chapters have been added and more than twenty have been significantly revised. A companion website includes the fully searchable text and an image bank.
Category: Medical

Everyone S Guide To Cancer Therapy

Author : Andrew Ko
ISBN : 9780740786310
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Revised 5th Edition Praise for the first edition of Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day: A landmark book . . . So much of what the cancer patient must know to make informed decisions. --Publishers Weekly * A completely revised and accessible guide created by more than 100 esteemed oncologists for the millions of people whose lives are affected by cancer. The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 20 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with cancer, and 1.4 million people are expected to be diagnosed in the coming year. For the millions confronting cancer's many challenges, Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day relies on an esteemed panel of oncology specialists--more than 100 strong, and each experts in their fields-to completely update this definitive cancer resource. Equally informative and accessible, this comprehensive book navigates cancer patients and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. Every chapter has been methodically updated to include the latest medical breakthroughs and advice concerning cancer treatment, including: * Information on recently approved targeted therapies for various cancer types * The newest strategies in cancer diagnosis and prevention * Cancer biology: translating scientific discoveries into meaningful advances for patients * Supportive care and complementary approaches
Category: Health & Fitness

Handbook Of Metastatic Breast Cancer Second Edition

Author : Charles Swanton
ISBN : 9781841848129
Genre : Medical
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Recent developments with novel systemic drugs, palliative surgical techniques and diagnostic imaging have given hope for the treatment of patients whose breast cancer has spread beyond its primary tumour. Written by a team from leading cancer centers in Europe, including the UK's Royal Marsden Hospital, the Handbook of Metastatic Breast Cancer, Second Edition provides advanced scientific information and guidance on clinical problems associated with metastatic breast cancer.
Category: Medical

A Physician S Guide To Pain And Symptom Management In Cancer Patients

Author : Janet L. Abrahm
ISBN : 9781421414041
Genre : Medical
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This comprehensive guide to managing pain and other symptoms for people with cancer has helped tens of thousands of patients and families. Designed for busy practicing clinicians, A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients provides primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, internists, and oncologists with detailed information and advice for alleviating the stress and pain of patients and family members alike. Drawing on the work of experts who have developed revolutionary approaches to symptom management and palliative care, as well as on the lessons learned from patients and their families during her thirty years as a teacher and clinician, Dr. Janet L. Abrahm shows how physicians and other caregivers can help patients and families heal emotionally even as the disease progresses. The third edition includes updates to medications and clinical stories, and features two new chapters: "Working with Patients’ Families" and "Sexuality, Intimacy, and Cancer." New lessons from palliative care and hospice care can help patients, their professional caregivers, and their families support each other every step of the way.
Category: Medical

Uncommon Gynecologic Cancers

Author : Marcela del Carmen
ISBN : 9781118655313
Genre : Medical
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Rare gynecological cancers kill all too commonly Gynecological cancer is a frightening prospect for women. It isterrifying also for physicians who need, but often can’tfind, guidance on how to investigate and appropriately treat thetumors. Rare cancers provide greater challenges as information canbe harder to find and more difficult to verify. Rare Gynecologic Cancers: Diagnosis and Management bringstogether all you need to know on these life-threatening diseases.Straightforward summaries of pathophysiologic processes lead to theinvestigations that will improve your diagnostic accuracy. Thisprovides the basis for you to identify effective treatmentstrategies for your patients. Written by a world-leading team ofEditors and Authors and covering cancers of the • Ovaries • Uterus • Vulva • Vagina • Cervix Rare Gynecologic Cancers: Diagnosis and Management willguide you to the best life-saving treatment for your patients.
Category: Medical

Gynecologic Cancer An Issue Of Hematology Oncology Clinics Of North America E Book

Author : Ross S. Berkowitz
ISBN : 9781455742851
Genre : Medical
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Topics include:Genetic Risk and Gynecologic Cancer, Current Management of Preinvasive Cervical Neoplasia, Current Surgical Management of Cervical Neoplasia, Current Surgical Management of Ovarian Cancer, Current Management of Trophoblastic Disease, and New Developments in Radiation Management and Gynecologic Cancers
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Cancers Of The Colon And Rectum

Author : Al B. Benson III, MD
ISBN : 9781617051050
Genre : Medical
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Over the course of the last decade, the treatment of colorectal cancer has evolved quite rapidly. New scientific and clinical advances have modified the standard of care and led to improved patient outcomes. At the same time, the treatment of colorectal cancer has become increasingly complex, requiring the comprehensive review and assessment of multiple issues including genetics, radiology, surgery, molecular diagnostics, chemotherapy, and more. As a result the harmony and open communication between these specialties facilitated by a multidisciplinary team approach are crucial in providing the best care to patients and ensuring successful treatment. Cancers of the Colon and Rectum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management, written by a multidisciplinary team of authors representing a range of disciplines, is a valuable resource for physicians, fellows, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and all health care providers involved in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Cancers of the Colon and Rectum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management summarizes the state-of-the-art issues related to the treatment of colorectal cancer and describes an approach for optimal multidisciplinary care for individuals who have been diagnosed with or who are at higher risk to develop colorectal cancer. About the Series: The Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series, edited by Charles R. Thomas, consolidates and integrates the varied aspects of multidisciplinary care for major topics in oncology, including breast, lung, prostrate, head and neck and more. The volumes in the Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series represent all related topic areas, including oncology, radiation oncology, pain, pathology, imaging, psychological support and the primary disease. In addition, each volume includes a chapter focusing on special populations and the disease's impact / difference on them, and discussion of future directions and quality of life issues. In addition each volume has a chapter written by a private practice oncologist. All Current Multidisciplinary Oncology titles provide: Consolidation and integration of the varied aspects of multidisciplinary care for major topics in oncology Coverage of all related topic areas, including medical and surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pain, pathology, imaging, psychological support, and the primary disease A chapter focusing on special populations and the disease's differing impact on them Discussion of quality-of-life issues
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Seriously Cancer I Do Not Have Time For This

Author : Lauren Graham
ISBN : 9781462406029
Genre : Religion
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Lauren Graham was three weeks away from turning twenty-oneloving college life, her friends, and her familywhen her life was turned upside down and changed forever. She was diagnosed with cancerspecifically, with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma. In her memoir, Lauren considers the everyday life of a cancer patient and recalls all the challenges she experienced with humor and brutal honesty. Her unique storytelling, presented through the e-mails that she wrote over the course of nearly three years of cancer treatments, provides an intimate window into her struggle with cancer. Week by week, month by month, and treatment by treatment, she shares her journey and experiences in group e-mails to family and friends with wit, fear, stubbornness, faith, and candor. After recounting the procedures, tests, and general medical things she experienced, she ends each e-mail with several wonderful quotes, which offer as much solace to her as they would to those reading her e-mails. SeriouslyCancer? I Do Not Have Time for This! tells a true story of inspiration for anyone who is facing illness or difficulties in life. Lauren is a real trooper who viewed her cancer treatment in such a positive, relatable, inspiring, and hilarious perspective. This book is a must read for all young adults battling cancer, for healthcare providers, and for families and friends supporting their loved ones during their treatment. Brenda Muriera-Noggy, senior research nurse, Leukemia/Lymphoma Department, Division of Pediatrics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Category: Religion

Drug Resistance As A Biochemical Target In Cancer Chemotherapy

Author : Makoto Ogawa
ISBN : 9780323153881
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Drug Resistance as a Biochemical Target in Cancer Chemotherapy covers the proceedings of the 13th Bristol-Myers Squibb Symposium on Cancer Research, entitled ""Drug Resistance as a Biochemical Target in Cancer Chemotherapy"", hosted by the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research in Tokyo. This book is divided into four parts encompassing 18 chapters that summarize the results of both preclinical and clinical research on circumvention of drug resistance. The first two parts discuss the genetic aspects of multidrug resistance and the proteins involved in drug resistance. These parts also examine the structure, function, and expression of P-glycoproteins, with an emphasis on the role of these proteins as targets for cancer chemotherapy. The third part describes the methods for detection of P-glycoprotein and its antagonists to counter clinical drug resistance. This topic is followed by a discussion on the interactions among steroid hormones, steroid hormone receptors, antiandrogens, biological-response modifiers, and cytotoxic drugs in human breast cancer. The concluding part explores the clinical applications of chemosensitizers in cancer therapy. This part also considers the alternative clinical approaches against drug failure, including non-crosss-resistant therapies, autologous bone marrow transplantation, dose-intensive therapy, and high-dose chemotherapy. Biomedical scientists and researchers and clinicians will find this book invaluable.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Controversies In Gastrointestinal Tumor Therapy

Author : T. Wiegel
ISBN : 9783805576901
Genre : Science
File Size : 67.38 MB
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This volume discusses diagnostic and therapeutic strategies including current controversial issues in the management of gastrointestinal tumors. Special emphasis is given to rectal and pancreatic cancer. The first part presents the latest diagnostic developments for rectal cancer with a focus on the role of preoperative radiotherapy and radio-chemotherapy. Also considered is the surgical technique of total mesorectal excision. Recurrent rectal cancer is another important issue under discussion. A large section of the book is devoted to the diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer. Controversies regarding the role of adjuvant radiochemotherapy are presented in detail. The final part is dedicated to the treatment of liver metastases and describes the results of surgical resection and new therapeutic approaches such as in situ ablation and radiosurgery. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective on gastrointestinal tumor therapy, this book will be of great value to surgeons and radiation oncologists. It will also be appreciated by other clinicians involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal tumors.
Category: Science

Shackelford S Surgery Of The Alimentary Tract E Book

Author : Charles J. Yeo
ISBN : 9781455738076
Genre : Medical
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Comprehensive and complete, Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract delivers the definitive, clinically oriented, cutting-edge guidance you need to achieve optimal outcomes managing the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders. Make effective use of the latest endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive procedures as well as medical therapies with unbeatable advice from a "who’s who" of international authorities! Find expert answers to any clinical question in gastrointestinal surgery, from the esophagus to the colon. See exactly what to look for and how to proceed from an abundance of beautifully detailed intraoperative and laparoscopic photographs.
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