Coping With Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

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New advances in treatment offer cancer patients more options than ever before. Coping with Chemotherapy and Radiation is an accessible, accurate guide to the latest developments in radiation therapy and chemotherapy. You will find important information on how chemotherapy and radiation treatments work; what to expect from treatments, how to alleviate common side effects, and more.

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Cancer specialists give you the knowledge, advice, and--most importantly--the hope you need to prepare for treatment

Research shows that well-informed cancer patients fare better during treatment and recover more easily than those who are in the dark about their illness. Coping with Chemotherapy and Radiation answers all of your questions, providing sound advice to prepare for and manage your cancer treatment.

Compassionate and easy-to-read, Coping with Chemotherapy and Radiation helps you psychologically prepare for treatment and offers advice about diet and lifestyle adjustments that will ease your discomfort. You'll learn about the most current pain management techniques, drugs, surgical procedures, and advances in radiotherapeutic technology. Coping with Chemotherapy and Radiation also explains in clear detail:

  • Combination therapy and how surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation work together
  • The latest advances in diagnostic radiology, including PET scanning
  • The vital role of pain management, including dietary changes and medication, to ease the side effects of treatment
  • How to form questions to ask your team of doctors, plus a frequently-asked-questions section
  • The value of support groups and counseling

About the Author:

Daniel Cukier, M.D., has been a radiation oncologist for more than thirty years. He currently consults in radiology oncology and diagnostic radiology at Dartmouth Medical College.

Frank Gingerelli, M.D., is Chief of Radiation Oncology at Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, New Jersey.

Grace Makari-Judson, M.D., is an oncologist and breast cancer specialist at Bay state Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Virginia E. McCullough is a noted health writer. Her books include A Consumer's Guide to Alternative Health Care and Testing and Your Child.

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