Información sobre riesgo, prevención, detección, síntomas, diagnosis, tratamiento y apoyo para el cáncer.
Información sobre el tratamiento del cáncer incluyendo quirúrgica, quimioterapia, radioterapia, estudios clínicos, terapia con protón, medicina complementaria avanzadas.
OncoLink se complace en ofrecer una amplia lista de lista completa de los agentes quimioterapéuticos más comúnmente usados??. Esta guía de referencia incluye información sobre la forma en que cada fármaco se administra, cómo funcionan, y los pacientes los efectos secundarios comunes pueden experimentar.
Maneras que los pacientes de cáncer y las personas que le cuidan puedan enfrentar el cáncer, los efectos secundarios, nutrición, cuestiones en general sobre el apoyo para el cáncer, duelo/decisiones sobre el termino de vida, y experiencias compartidas por sobrevivientes.
James Metz, MD
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Ultima Vez Modificado: 1 de noviembre del 2001
Authors: Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie & Kathy Ruccione|
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
There have been dramatic increases in the cure rates of childhood cancers over the past few decades. This has led to a subsequent increase in the number of cancer survivors living into adulthood. Special issues relating only to childhood cancer survivors have come to light in recent years. The emotional, mental, and physical results of cancer treatments and experiences are broad. In previous generations, it was only considered important to cure a child of cancer. Today, many other concerns are of equal importance. It is said best by Giulio D'Angio MD, Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, throughout his years in practice and in the forward of this book, Cure is not enough.
There is a paucity of guides for both health care providers and patients that address the special issues of childhood cancer survivors. This important book was written to fill this void and empower survivors. The topics in the beginning of the book range from relationships with families and friends to discrimination at jobs to health insurance issues. Subsequent sections deal with specific childhood cancers and long term health effects from cancer treatments and recommended follow up tests. Each organ system is addressed with a discussion of the possible late effects, their detection, and management. Throughout the book, stories of childhood cancer survivors personalize the text.
Each of he authors has personal experiences with children with cancer. Nancy Keene had a daughter diagnosed at the age of 3 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She has subsequently authored 4 books related to childhood cancer. Wendy Hobbie, an oncology nurse practitioner, helped develop one the first comprehensive care programs for survivors of childhood cancer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Kathy Ruccione is currently the nursing administrator in the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. The three authors have teamed up to create a wonderful resource for both health care professionals and childhood cancer survivors.
Childhood Cancer Survivors contains a wealth of important information that will benefit survivors for years after their treatment of cancer. It also contains a listing of service organizations, books, and online resources. It is clearly a "must have" reference for both health care professionals and childhood cancer survivors. OncoLink gives this book its highest recommendation.
Endocrine System Cancers
Head and Neck Cancers
Urinary Tract Cancers
Bone Marrow Transplants
General Treatment Concerns
Newly Diagnosed Patients
Causes and Prevention
Legal and Financial Information for Patients
Cancer Resource List
Resources for Young Adults