Choices, Fourth Edition (Paperback)
For more than twenty years, Choices has been the leading source-book for cancer patients and their families. Fully revised to cover the latest medical and technological breakthroughs, Choices, Fourth Edition, provides the most up-to-date and essential facts on cancer, from diagnosis to recovery -- medication and nutrition, symptoms and stages, and all available surgical and nonsurgical treatments -- in an accessible, easy-to-use Q&A format. The book also includes checklists of essential questions for your doctor; useful Internet resources; a state-by-state listing of cancer-related programs, organizations, and services; reviews of complementary and alternative therapies; updated listings of chemotherapy drugs and their side effects; the facts on common misconceptions regarding cancer treatments; and advice on practical living concerns for both survivors and caregivers.
Recommended by health-care professionals nationwide, Choices is a unique and invaluable reference. Marion Morra and Eve Potts's clear, compassionate advice is on every page, offering reassurance with the informed knowledge every cancer patient needs to make the right decisions throughout the treatment process.
Marion Morra, ScD, is an international expert in health communications. Former associate director of the Yale Cancer Center, she is anassociate clinical professor at the Yale School of Nursing in NewHaven, CT. Widely published, she is a member of the Board of Directorsof the American Cancer Society and of the Board of Directors ofthe International Cancer Information Services Group. She is a consultantto the National Cancer Institute and many major cancer centersacross the country.
Eve Potts has been writing about medical subjects for more than 30years. She has served as a medical writer and consultant to the Departmentof Health and Human Services and to many medically orientedcompanies and institutions. Her particular area of expertise is in makingdifficult medical information easily understood. Her interest in historicpreservation is represented by authorship of the book, Westport: A SpecialPlace.