Facing Cancer: A Complete Guide for People with Cancer, Their Families, and Caregivers by Theodore A. SternFacing Cancer: A Complete Guide for People with Cancer, Their Families, and Caregivers by Theodore A. Stern

Facing Cancer: A Complete Guide for People with Cancer, Their Families, and Caregivers

byTheodore A. Stern

Paperback | December 18, 2003

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THE BEST INFORMATION SOURCE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CANCER Uniquely supportive of the emotional, social, and familial aspects of living with cancer, Facing Canceris for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis-;yourself, a family member or friend, or even a health care professional. Written by the leading physicians in their respective fields-;psychiatry and oncology-; Facing Canceris the only reference that combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on cancer,its causes, and treatments with a caring approach to the emotional aspectsof living with this diagnosis. This book gives you solid, trustworthy information in distinctive chapters that answer the most pertinent questions about cancer. It features integrative and complementary therapies, including faith and prayer, and the best medical advice on nutritional and other health-building lifestyle changes. Facing Cancerprovides the best information on cancer and its treatment, guidance to the finest outside information sources, and advice on tried and true coping strategies for everyone involved. This book is vital to ease the loneliness, fear, and pain of facing this diagnosis.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Theodore A. Stern, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Board certified in psychiatry and neurology, Dr. Stern is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific artic...
Title:Facing Cancer: A Complete Guide for People with Cancer, Their Families, and CaregiversFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.06 × 5.94 × 0.76 inPublished:December 18, 2003Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Ch 1 What Is Cancer?

Ch 2 Hearing the News: Reactions to Receiving the Diagnosis of Cancer

Ch 3 The Different Types of Cancer

Ch 4 Delivering the News

Ch 5 Early Detection of Cancer: The Implication of Screening Tests

Ch 6 Epidemiology of Cancer: You are not Alone

Ch 7 The Impact of Cancer on the Family

Ch 8 Genetic Risk for Cancer

Ch 9 The Meaning of Cancer to Children

Ch 10 Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Cancer

Ch 11 Staging and Diagnosis

Ch 12 Information Resources

Ch 13 Lifestyle Modifications

Ch 14 Chemotherapy

Ch 15 Cognitive Impairment Associated with Cancer and its Treatment

Ch 16 Radiation Therapy

Ch 17 The Use of Medications to Alter Mood and Behavior Associated with Cancer

Ch 18 New Therapies and Protocols

Ch 19 Psychological Interventions and Support Groups

Ch 20 Bone Marrow Transplantation

Ch 21 Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Ch 22 The Management of Pain

Ch 23 The Role of Faith in the Lives of People with Cancer

Ch 24 Fertility and Cancer

Ch 25 Depression and Anxiety Associated with Cancer

Ch 26 Multidisciplinary Care

Ch 27 Stress Reactions in Caregivers

Ch 28 The Portrayal of Cancer by the Media

Ch 29 Living Wills and Health Care Proxies

Ch 30 Treatment Decisions at the End of Life

Ch 31 Palliative Care and Hospice

Ch 32 Rational Suicide and Euthanasia

Ch 33 Grief and Bereavement