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100 Questions and Answers about Esophageal Cancer

ISBN-10: 0763760528

ISBN-13: 9780763760526

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Pamela K. Ginex, Maureen Jingeleski, Manjit S. Bains, Bart L. Frazzitta

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Book details

List price: $59.85
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 3/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 185
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
The Basics
Questions 1-16 provide fundamental information about esophageal cancer, including:
What is the esophagus?
What is cancer of the esophagus?
What causes esophageal cancer?
Risk and Prevention
Questions 7-18 discuss strategies for assessing risk and preventing esophageal cancer, such as:
What are the risk factors for esophageal cancer?
Is esophageal cancer hereditary?
What are the warning signs of esophageal cancer?
Will taking heartburn medications help prevent esophageal cancer?
Diagnosis and Staging
Questions 19-25 describe the methods by which esophageal cancer is diagnosed and staged, including:
How is esophageal cancer diagnosed?
What tests are performed to aid in the diagnosis?
What does my doctor mean by "stage of disease," and why is staging important?
Coping with the Diagnosis
Questions 26-40 discuss ways to handle post-diagnosis tasks and emotions for patients and caregivers, such as:
I've been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. What should I do now?
How do I select a surgeon or medical oncologist?
Should I get a second opinion?
Treatment Options
Questions 41-80 describe options for treatment, including:
What things should I consider when making treatment choices?
Will I have pain? What are my options to treat it if I do?
What are the latest development in esophageal cancer treatment? How do I find out about them?
Living with Esophageal Cancer
Questions 81-95 present methods of coping with some of the day-to-day problems associated with esophageal cancer treatment, such as:
I don't seem to have much of an appetite after treatment. How can I improve my appetite and nutrition during and after treatment?
Will I be able to work during and after treatment?
How do I get my life back to normal?
How can I cope psychologically with cancer? I feel depressed. Is this common?
If Treatment Fails: Advocacy and Support
Questions 96-100 address recurrence and spread of cancer, and where to find more information:
Where does esophageal cancer usually spread? What are the symptoms that indicate my cancer has spread?
What happens if the cancer comes back?
My treatment doesn't seem to be working. What should I do to prepare myself and my family for the future?
Appendix
Glossary
Index