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Taking charge of cancer : what you need to know to get the best treatment / David Palma, MD, PhD ; foreword by Anthony Zietman, MD.

Palma, David, (author.). Zietman, Anthony, (writer of foreword.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton PL - Clinton 616.994 PAL (Text) 36806002074951 NEW ITEMS Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 616.994 PALMA (Text) 33946003240004 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626258624
  • ISBN: 1626258627
  • Physical Description: x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-255).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Taking charge can improve your chances ; The basics -- Understanding your situation: Where it all starts : your first consultation ; Deciphering your medical reports -- Evaluating your doctor's recommendations: How doctors decide which treatment is best ; Is your doctor's recommendation best for you? ; Weighing risks and benefits ; How to get free second opinions -- Getting world-class care: Getting top-notch surgery ; Is your radiation hit-or-miss? ; Systemic therapy : more than just a drip ; Clinical trials : sometimes a better option ; After treatment is finished ; When there is no cure ; Cancer myths and truths -- Epilogue: The Taking charge of cancer patient checklist.
Summary, etc.: Provides guidance and advice to those who have just received a cancer diagnosis by helping them choose between treatment options, select the best medical team, and learn how to be their own advocate.
Subject: Cancer > Popular works.
Cancer > Treatment.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL / Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL / Health Risk Assessment.
MEDICAL / Oncology.

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