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Cancer What You Need to Know

Cancer What You Need to Know



Winner of the 2018 Midwest Book Award for Health

"A friendly, practical, easy-to-read road map that may indeed take some of the sting out of an alarming cancer diagnosis." --Kirkus Reviews 

"It's clear, smart, and honest communication that all cancer patients should have taped to their refrigerator door. So should their oncologists. This book is highly recommended." --American Society of Clinical Oncology
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in books or on the Internet is often overwhelming and contradictory. To empower patients and their family members to make informed decisions about their care, Dr. Rosenberg, a Radiation Oncologist who has trained and worked at top cancer centers including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, and Moffitt Cancer Center, wrote this helpful guide. The book will help patients understand:

· Why the risk of cancer goes up with age
· How cancer behaves--how cancer cells avoid the immune system and spread 
· How to handle the emotions surrounding a cancer diagnosis and build a treatment team
· Incorporating complementary (e.g. acupuncture) medicine into traditional treatment
· Important issues surrounding nutrition, lifestyle, and surviving cancer

Dr. Rosenberg also identifies the 10 common mistakes patients and families make and how to overcome them. His clear and concise writing makes complicated medical terms and concepts easy to grasp and gives patients the knowledge they need to effectively navigate the waters of a new diagnosis.

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