Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction For Patients And Caregivers by Naheed, AliUnderstanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction For Patients And Caregivers by Naheed, Ali

Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction For Patients And Caregivers

byNaheed, Ali

Hardcover | January 30, 2014

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Cancer of any kind is scary, but lung cancer is unique in that most people think that only people who smoke can or do get it. The truth is that anyone can get lung cancer, and it can be deadly. In 2008 (the most recent year numbers are available), 208,493 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer, while 158,592 people in the United States died from lung cancer. Here, Dr. Naheed Ali dispels the notion that only smokers develop lung cancer, but also goes over their increased risk for getting the disease, while also considering the risk factors that non-smokers face. He provides background and tips for combating lung cancer, from prevention, to treatment, to coping with the disease should a person fall victim.In typical fashion, Ali helps readers to understand what lung cancer is, how it develops, its different forms, and how both patients and caregivers can approach healing and treatment. Offering a clear background on the disease and its development, this work will help lung cancer sufferers and their friends and family better cope with and understand the diagnosis.
Naheed Ali, M.D., is the author of Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive, Holistic Approach (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), The Obesity Reality (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), Understanding Alzheimer's (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), Arthritis and You (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), and Understanding Parkinson's Disease (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013...
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Title:Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction For Patients And CaregiversFormat:HardcoverDimensions:382 pages, 9.22 × 6.42 × 1.31 inPublished:January 30, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442223235

ISBN - 13:9781442223233

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Table of Contents

Preface I: GROUNDWORK1 Introduction to the Lung Cell 2 Lung Cell Health versus Lung Cell Disorder 3 Real Meaning and Anatomy of Lung Cancer 4 History of Lung Cancer II: CLINICAL PICTURE5 Causes and Risk Factors of Lung Cancer 6 Pathology of Lung Cancer 7 Lung Cancer Screening and Diagnostics 8 Outpatient and Inpatient Experiences III: MANY FACES OF LUNG CANCER9 Squamous Cell Carcinomas and Bronchioalveolar Carcinomas 10 Undifferentiated Carcinomas and Adenocarcinomas of the Lung 11 Oat Cell Carcinomas and Combined Small Cell Carcinomas 12 Other Manifestations of Lung Cancer IV: RESOLUTIONS13 Initial Approaches to Lung Cancer14 Natural and Nonpharmacological Lung Cancer Approaches 15 Pharmacological Lung Cancer Approaches 16 Addressing the Mental Aspects of Lung Cancer V: HOMESTRETCH17 Lung Cancer at Home 18 Finding Motivation as a Lung Cancer Patient 19 Prevention and Collective Efforts 20 ConclusionAppendix A: Lung Cancer-Related LinksAppendix B: Research and TrainingAppendix C: Lung Cancer-Related OrganizationsAppendix D: Nationally Recognized Lung Cancer ClinicsAppendix E: For Further ReadingNotesGlossaryBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

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Dr. Ali has taken on a huge and complicated subject, and successfully given an overview that will benefit lay and professional readerships alike. Most of all, he has clearly defined the monstrous nature of this killer - lung cancer - and correctly pointed out that while there are many factors in its development, the single most consistent stimulus is WHAT WE BREATH.  The data for that cause and effect is irrefutable. For those that seek knowledge regarding this cancer, this work is rich in data sources.