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100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma, Third Edition

Author(s): Harvey I. Pass, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, New York
Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia
Sarah Lake
Sarah Ann Lake
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449688080
  • Paperback    196 pages      © 2013
Price: $19.95 US List
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Newly revised and updated 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma, Third Edition is the only book to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views.  This patient education resource gives readers authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, legal options, and much more. This outstanding team of authors -- led by a world-class lung disease expert -- provides an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.

Whether you’re a newly diagnosed Mesothelioma patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma offers help.

Preface  
  Acknowledgements  
    Part  1  The Basics
    Part  2  Diagnosis
    Part  3  Coping
    Part  4  The Politics of Mesothelioma
    Part  5  Treatment
    Part  6  Decision Making
    Part  7  Side Effects of Therapy
    Part  8  Recurrence of the Disease
    Part  9  Sarah's and Sarah Ann's Insights for Care Providers
    Part  10  The Unspeakable Which Must Be Spoken

Harvey I. Pass, MD-Professor and Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, New York

Harvey I. Pass, MD is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgery, Director of Surgical Research, and Division Chief for Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology for the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Pass received his undergraduate education from Johns Hopkins University and graduated from Duke University Medical School.  He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  He was a Senior staff fellow in the Thoracic Oncology Section at the National Cancer Institute/NIH in Bethesda, MD from 1983-1986 and became Head of Thoracic Oncology at NCI from 1986-1996. Before moving to New York, he was Professor of Surgery and Oncology for Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

 He is internationally recognized as an expert in the multidisciplinary management of lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, and the management of pulmonary metastases.  He is known for his development of novel clinical trials for the treatment of thoracic malignancies as well as building a strong translational component to his programs with benchwork investigations.  

 Dr. Pass is supported by grants from the National Cancer and has co-authored over 300 original reports. He has edited three editions of Lung Cancer: Principles and Practice.  He is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and the Surgical Editor for Clinical Lung Cancer. Dr. Pass has received the NIH Directors Award, the Presidents Award for Clinical Research at Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Wagner Medal from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, and the Pioneer Award from the MesoFoundation. He is presently a Board Member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, The Addario Foundation, and the Lung Cancer Alliance. Dr. Pass has been recognized as an America’s Top Doctor and Best Cancer Doctor by Castle Connoly’s Guide for the last seven years.  

 

Mary Hesdorffer, NP-Nurse Practitioner, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

Sarah Lake

Sarah Ann Lake