MAKING THE CHEMOTHERAPY DECISION
“David Drum has succeeded admirably in explaining cancer chemotherapy to the patient and his or her family and friends. Making the Chemotherapy Decision is well-grounded scientifically, but carries explanations that are practical and easy to understand.”
--- Malin Dollinger, M.D., F.A.C.P.,
John Wayne Cancer Institute
A diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence.
Hundreds of thousands of people are cured of cancer every year. Survival rates are steadily increasing for most types of cancer, due in large part to chemotherapy treatment. More than half the people treated for cancer in the United States and Canada now receive chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy saves lives. However, the prospect of chemotherapy treatment is frightening to many, and not widely understood.
Making the Chemotherapy Decision, updated in 2018, is a useful, comprehensive, patient-centered sourcebook containing a wealth of information for people coping with chemotherapy treatment, and also for their families.
After an introduction by medical oncologist Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, M.D., M.A., medical journalist David Drum demystifies chemotherapy treatment in this practical, patient-centered book.
Making the Chemotherapy Decision, Fifth Edition, includes pertinent information on FDA-approved anticancer drugs and tips to mitigate the side effects which can accompany treatment. It includes information on new treatments for side effects such as nausea and pain including treatment strategies such as integrative oncology and naturopathic oncology which are among recent advances in treatment that can minimize side effects and speed healing.
Stressing the connection between body and mind in the healing process, Making the Chemotherapy Decision dispels myths surrounding chemotherapy and presents clear, concise information on patients’ rights, pain control, nutrition, lifestyle changes, alternative treatments, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, sources of financial help, emotional support, and more. The book includes a several interviews with men and women who have completed and benefited from chemotherapy.
Patients who actively participate in their treatment greatly improve their chances of survival and improve their own quality of life. Making the Chemotherapy Decision provides useful information and support to help you work with your medical doctors on your recovery from cancer.
Making the Chemotherapy Decision, fifth edition contains an expanded listing of 204 FDA-approved chemotherapy drugs and drug combinations, new research and thinking on side effects, a glossary, links to helpful sources of information, an updated look at new cancer treatments on the horizon, and more.
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