Lung Cancer: Myths Facts Choices And Hope by Claudia J HenschkeLung Cancer: Myths Facts Choices And Hope by Claudia J Henschke

Lung Cancer: Myths Facts Choices And Hope

byClaudia J Henschke, Peggy Mccarthy, Sarah Wernick

Paperback | October 28, 2003

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Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer, more men than prostate cancer. This authoritative book presents new lifesaving strategies for those already diagnosed and those at risk (including ex-smokers).

Lung cancer is deadly because it's usually found late. Dr. Claudia Henschke's groundbreaking research on early diagnosis, published in Lancet, made headlines worldwide. Now, for the first time, she offers specific recommendations based on her latest findings: who needs to be checked and how to get tested.

People with lung cancer often are told, "Nothing can be done." Not so! Dr. Henschke and coauthor Peggy McCarthy, a leading patient advocate, provide up-to-the-minute advice, along with inspiring quotes from survivors.

If lung cancer has touched your life—or if you have reason for concern—this comprehensive and compassionate book can help:
  • Understand how the lungs work and how cancer develops.
  • Pinpoint risk factors and the sometimes surprising symptoms, like back pain or swollen fingertips, that can signal a problem.
  • Learn how to find the best doctors and the latest treatments.
  • Remain healthy, active, and pain-free during and after treatment.
  • Cope with emotional and practical concerns, such as telling the children, dealing with guilt, and getting the most out of your insurance.
Sarah Wernick, Ph.D., is an award-winning freelance health writer. Her books include the best-selling Strong Women Stay Young. Visit her website at
Title:Lung Cancer: Myths Facts Choices And HopeFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 28, 2003Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393324982

ISBN - 13:9780393324983

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Editorial Reviews

“Provides people with lung cancer and their family members with the information they need to understand the disease, evaluate treatment choices, and use community resources. This book should be recommended to all those confronting a lung cancer diagnosis.” — Diane Blum, executive director, Cancer Care, Inc.“This important book is a must-read for current and former smokers, others at risk, individuals with newly diagnosed lung cancer, and their family and friends.” — Paul Bunn, M.D.