The Intelligent Patient Guide to Colorectal Cancer: All you need to know to take an active part in…

Paperback | June 30, 2005

byMichael E. Pezim, David A. Owen

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The second edition of the book on colorectal cancer (colon and rectal cancer) in the Intelligent Patient Guide series. Patients who take an active part in making decisions about their treatment are better able to deal with their illness than are patients who give control to their doctors. The book provides information on all aspects of colon and rectal cancer and equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. Topics include: what cancer is, the symptoms your doctor watches for, how you can prevent colorectal cancer, which screening test is best and when it should be started, when to have surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, which treatments to avoid, what actually happens when you undergo surgery, possible complications of surgery, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, alternative treatments, and psychological effects of colorectal cancer.

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The second edition of the book on colorectal cancer (colon and rectal cancer) in the Intelligent Patient Guide series. Patients who take an active part in making decisions about their treatment are better able to deal with their illness than are patients who give control to their doctors. The book provides information on all aspects of...

Dr.Pezim is the Medical Director of the Pezim Clinic, a gastrointestinal diagnostic and treatment centre in Vancouver. He received his MD from the University of Toronto Medical School and completed surgical training at the University of British Columbia. He was a Surgical and Research Fellow in colon and rectal surgery at St. Mark's Ho...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.02 × 6.1 × 1.04 inPublished:June 30, 2005Publisher:INTELLIGENT PATIENT GUIDE LTD.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0969612575

ISBN - 13:9780969612575

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