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100 Questions & Answers About Colorectal Cancer, Second Edition

Author(s): David Bub, MD
Susannah L. Rose, MSSW, PhD, Harvard University
W. Douglas Wong, MD
  • ISBN-13: 9780763754419
  • Paperback    259 pages      © 2008
Price: $22.95 US List
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Whether you’re a newly diagnosed cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor’s and patient’s view, the Second Edition is updated with authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease. The authors consist of two oncologic surgeons and a cancer care social worker from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Commentary from actual colon and rectal cancer survivors provides a unique, “insider’s” perspective.

Features & Benefits

  • Concise, easy-to-read paperback book
  • The question and answer format mimics an actual physician consultation  
  • Written by a colorectal cancer survivor and two prominent cancer physicians
  • Provides practical answers to your questions about diagnosis, treatment, coping strategies, quality of life, sources of support, and much more



Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Risk and Prevention

Part 3: Screening and Diagnosis

Part 4: Treatment

Part 5: Changes Cancer Brings




David Bub, MD

David S. Bub was trained at the New York University School of Medicine and completed his General Surgery Residency at the St. Lukes-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York.  After completing a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, he spent a year studying the use of endorectal ultrasound with Dr. Douglas Wong at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  He is current Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where he heads the anorectal physiology lab.  He belongs to a busy private practice specializing in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease as well as colon and rectal cancer.

Susannah L. Rose, MSSW, PhD-Harvard University

Susannah L. Rose, MSSW, PhD, BA [Philosophy and Psychology], Furman University, 1996; MS in Social Work, Columbia University,1998, MS [Bioethics], Albany Medical Center/Union College, 2006; PhD in Health Policy, Harvard University, 2010.

Ms. Rose worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City providing clinical services and conducting research for approximately eight years. At MSKCC, she specialized in clinical interventions for people with gastrointestinal cancers and their family members. She has recently completed her doctoral studies at Harvard University, specializing in health care policy and bioethics. She is the primary author on a book entitled 100 Questions and Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer, second edition, and she has written many other publications focusing on the psychosocial aspects of coping with cancer.

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W. Douglas Wong, MD

W. Douglas Wong is Chief of Colorectal Service in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York.  He received his medical training in Manitoba, Canada, and held a fellowship at the University of Minnesota before coming to MSKCC.  His areas of clinical expertise include colorectal and anal cancer; endorectal ultrasound; anorectal physiology testing; anal incontinence surgery.

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