Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices. In this invaluable book, Dr. Richard C. Frank offers comfort and help to cancer patients, their families, and their caretakers. Dr. Frank empowers patients by unlocking the mysteries of the disease and explaining in plain language the ways to confront and combat it. An award-winning medical oncologist recognized for his humanitarian approach

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  • 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Easy to understand, April 6, 2009
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    This book explained how cancer cells work in terms that anyone can understand. It also explained many of the treatments available. The book gives very helpful examples of different patients experieces with cancer. Dr. Frank also helps patients with stage II cancer understand why chemo after sugery, might be the best way to go. This is a great book for anyone who has cancer and anyone considering adjuvent cancer treatment.

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  • 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    For patients, caregivers, anyone who has been touched by cancer, April 6, 2009
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    C. Baer “patient” (Wilton, CT) –
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    Dr. Frank is so in tune with the emotional needs of his patients, and what it really means to deal with a cancer
    diagnosis… everyone should be so lucky to have a doctor who really cares, but if they aren’t, at least
    now they can have this book. I highly recommend…

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  • 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    first class, May 4, 2009
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    Margaret Young Brooks (Weston, CT) –
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    This review is from: Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers (Yale University Press Health & Wellness) (Paperback)
    Dr. Richard Frank has done an excellent job of imparting the knowledge every cancer patient should have. This book is beautifully written with case histories illustrating examples of successful treatment. It explains what cancer is, why and how it starts, the effects of the environment, DNA, and nutrition on its genesis. The various treatments -chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, and radiation are explained. How and why each treatment works or doesn’t work are discussed as well as problems a patient may have during treatment and later as a cancer survivor. It is a “must read” for all cancer patients, their loved ones, and care givers. Dr. Frank, as Head of Cancer Research at Norwalk Hospital, brings a wealth of information and understanding to this work.

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