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100 Questions & Answers About Esophageal Cancer, Second Edition

Author(s): Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York
Maureen Jingeleski, RN, BSN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Bart L. Frazzitta, President, Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation
Manjit S. Bains, MD
  • ISBN-13: 9780763760526
  • Paperback    185 pages      © 2010
Price: $21.95 US List
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The only reference to provide both the patient’s and doctor’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Esophageal Cancer, Second Edition aims to provide a much needed primer for patients and their families and aims to address the questions most relevant to patients following a diagnosis of esophageal cancer. This text gives up-to-date, authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by two oncology nurses and a gastric surgeon, with extensive commentary from an esophageal cancer survivor, and new information on cancer therapies, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.


Features & Benefits

Section 4 includes new drugs: Oxuliplatin (Eloxatin), Xeloda (Capecitabine)

Part  Foreword  
Part  Preface  
Part  1  The Basics
Part  2  Risk and Prevention
Part  3  Diagnosis and Staging
Part  4  Coping with the Diagnosis
Part  5  Treatment Options
Part  6  Living with Esophageal Cancer
Part  7  If Treatment Fails: Advocacy amd Support
Part  Appendix  
Part  Glossary  
Part  Index  

Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York

Pamela K. Ginex, EdD, RN, OCN, is a Clinical Research Nurse with the Thoracic Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.   She received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and a Master’s Degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a doctoral candidate in Nursing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives in New York City with her husband Frank.  She is honored to have had the opportunity to write 100 Questions & Answers About Esophageal Cancer with Dr. Bains, Jackie, and Bart and to have it available to patients and their families.

Maureen Jingeleski, RN, BSN-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Maureen Jingeleski, RN, BSN is an office practice nurse in the Thoracic Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in nursing at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  She coordinates a support group for patients following treatment for esophageal cancer. She is honored to be an oncology nurse and is inspired every day by her patients.



Bart L. Frazzitta-President, Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation

Bart L. Frazzitta is Vice Chairman and CEO of Chiltington International, Inc. He lives in New Jersey with Ginny, his wife of 40 years, with whom he has two daughters and six grandchildren. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 1999 and was treated by Dr. Manjit Bains at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Two years later, he became part of the Patient-to-Patient Volunteer Program, in which patients who have been through a cancer assist a patient just hearing that they have the same cancer. Since joining the program, he has spoken to over 100 patients. With his wife, Mr. Frazzitta subsequently formed the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation to educate the public and medical community about this disease. His experiences as a patient and, later, as a patient educator and advocate helped convince him to coauthor this book.

Manjit S. Bains, MD

Manjit Singh Bains, MD, came to the United States in 1964 after obtaining his MBBS from All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.    He did his residency training at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York followed by a fellowship in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University Medical Center.    He has stayed on the staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center since completing his fellowship in 1972.  He is an Attending Surgeon in the Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College. He has developed several techniques in operative treatment of cancer involving esophagus, chest wall, mediastinal tumors and major vessels.  Dr. Bains is involved in several trials using multimodality treatment of esophageal, lung and mediastinal tumors.  He is considered by many to be a “doctor’s doctor” and is often called to assist colleagues during difficult intraoperative situations.  He is a member of almost two dozen professional societies including Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and has published extensively with over 150 publications.