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100 Questions and Answers About Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects, Second Edition

Author(s): Joanne Frankel Kelvin, RN, MSN, AOCN, Division of GI Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Leslie Tyson, MS, APRN, BC, OCN, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • ISBN-13: 9780763777609
  • ISBN-10:0763777609
  • Paperback    240 pages      © 2011
Price: $19.95 US List
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100 Questions & Answers About Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects, Second Edition provides authoritative answers to the most commonly asked questions about cancer symptoms and treatments. Written by cancer professionals and featuring comments from actual patients, this handy guide gives you the information you need to understand the disease and manage treatment side effects. This completely revised and updated version includes topics on cancer treatment options such as surgeries, targeted therapy, biologic therapies, alternative treatments; sexuality, fertility, pregnancy issues, pain and fatigue management, and more!

Accessible, informative, compact, 100 Questions & Answers About Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects, Second Edition is a unique resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotion turmoil of cancer.

Part  1  Cancer and Cancer Treatment
Part  2  Getting Information and Making Decisions
Part  3  Comfort, Activity, and Sleep
Part  4  Blood Counts and Skin Problems
Part  5  Problems with Breathing, Nutrition, Digestion, and Urination
Part  6  Appearance and Sexual Issues
Part  7  Neurologic Problems, Fluid Retention, and Blood Chemistry
Part  8  Other Health-Related Issues
Part  9  Emotional and Social Concerns

Joanne Frankel Kelvin, RN, MSN, AOCN-Division of GI Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Joanne Frankel Kelvin has been a nurse for over 25 years and has a bachelors and masters degree in nursing. Her clinical specialty is oncology nursing, and she has worked as a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, and a nurse manager. Since 1987, she has worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, specializing in the care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, including pancreatic cancer. She has counseled patients and families, individually and in groups, in making decisions about treatment, managing symptoms of disease and side effects of treatment, coping with cancer, and planning for end of life care. While maintaining an active clinical practice, she has been involved in numerous professional activities: participating in national committees, publishing book chapters and journal articles, presenting at local and national conferences, and developing educational materials for patients.

Leslie Tyson, MS, APRN, BC, OCN-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Leslie B. Tyson, MS, APRN-BC, OCN, is a nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; she currently works on the Thoracic Oncology Service. She has been an oncology nurse for 27 years and has worked at the Center for the same length of time.

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