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100 Questions and Answers about Mesothelioma

ISBN-10: 144968808X
ISBN-13: 9781449688080
Edition: 3rd 2013
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 9/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Newly revised and updated 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma, Third Edition is the only book to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views. This patient education resource gives readers authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, legal options, and much more. This outstanding team of authors -- led by a world-class lung disease expert -- provides an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.Whether you’re a newly diagnosed Mesothelioma patient, a survivor,or a friend or relative of either, 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma offers help.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Basics
Questions 1-7 address fundamental questions about mesothelioma, including the following:
What is mesothelioma, and where does it come from?
What are the risk factors, or who gets mesothelioma?
Can mesothelioma be prevented?
Diagnosis
Questions 8-19 explain the methods used to detect and identify mesothelioma and the healthcare professionals involved in your diagnosis:
What are the symptoms of mesothelioma, and how is it diagnosed?
Should I get a second opinion?
How do I find the best doctors to treat my mesothelioma?
Coping
Questions 20-23 provide practical advice for dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial issues raised by a diagnosis of mesothelioma:
What types of psychosocial support are available to me?
What should my family know about mesothelioma in order to assist me?
What insurance and financial concerns do I need to address following a mesothelioma diagnosis?
The Politics of Mesothelioma
Questions 24-32 discuss legal dimensions of the disease:
Why all the uproar about this disease, and what are the legal implications of having mesothelioma?
How do I learn more about my legal rights regarding mesothelioma?
Do I need to have a will?
Treatment
Questions 33-61 provide an extensive description of therapy currendy employed to treat mesothelioma:
What is staging and why is it important?
What are the survival rates for mesothelioma?
What is palliative care?
What, in general, are the treatment options for mesothelioma?
Decision Making
Questions 62-71 try to help guide you toward the best decisions for your circumstance:
What are clinical trials?
What are some experimental or investigational treatments for mesothelioma?
How do I decide on a treatment plan when faced with multiple options?
Side Effects of Therapy
Questions 72-86 advise what to expect with regard to treatment side effects and what to do about them:
What can I do to relieve my pain?
How should I change my diet following a mesothelioma diagnosis?
What are the benefits of exercise for mesothelioma patients?
Recurrence of the Disease
Questions 87-89 offer strategies for facing recurrence:
What happens if my disease recurs?
Where is my disease likely to recur?
How is recurrence treated?
Sarah's and Sarah Ann's Insights for Care Providers 149
Questions 90-97, written by the wife and daughter of a mesothelioma patient, provide an "insider's" perspective on coping as a caregiver:
How do I discuss mesothelioma with children?
How do I maintain a normal life when a family member has mesothelioma?
How do I balance all of the responsibilities?
The Unspeakable That Must Be Spoken
Questions 98-100 address end of life care:
How do I decide when it's time to stop treatment?
What is hospice?
Resources
Glossary
Index

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