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This plain-language resource for patients, families, friends, and caregivers contains documents and excerpts from publications issued by US government agencies. The first part of the book deals with basics such as finding a doctor, cancer screening, tests, and understanding the diagnosis. Part 2 gives information for making treatment and health care decisions, covering understanding prognosis, types of treatment, medications, and complementary and alternative care. Later sections cover clinical trials, side effects and complications, emotional and mental health issues, and maintaining wellness during and after treatment. One section is devoted specifically to info for friends, family, and caregivers. The book also contains a cancer care glossary, health insurance terms, a directory of resources, and sources for financial assistance. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 573
Series Title: Health Reference Series
Publisher: Omnigraphics Inc
Street Date: March 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-0712
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