The first goal of the book is to provide the patient with accurate information. The second goal is to show how a combination of "orthodox medicine" and complementary therapies, ranging from acupuncture to homeopathy, hypnotherapy, reiki, etc. allow people the best way through their diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Early chapters apply to all women diagnosed with having cancer, followed by chapters for each specific site of disease: cervix (neck of womb,) ovary, uterus (womb), vulva, breast and choriocarcinoma (cancers relating to the after-birth). Then follow chapters on chemotherapy, radiotherapy, pain management, complementary therapies and spiritual approaches to living with cancer. The chapter on bereavement broadens out from matters related to death to the whole process of coming to terms with one’s diagnosis and treatment - - a "must read" for all. The book incorporates a useful and novel "4 cusp" approach, which has proved very helpful to many women, both to themselves and also in allowing them to explain to their families where they are in the process. The 4 cusp approach is like a map for people with cancer. Table of contents General introduction: Anatomy Overview.- The four cusp approach to cancer care.- General concepts of surgical management.- Sex, cancer and surgery.- Specific chapters relating to one type of cancer: Cervical cancer.- Ovarian cancer (including Fallopian tube cancer) .- Endometrial cancer.- Vulval cancer.- Breast Cancer.- Choriocarcinoma.- General information which applies to all types of cancer: General concepts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.- Pain management.- Complementary therapies.- Spiritual approaches to living with cancer.- Death, dying and bereavement-. Further reading.- Useful numbers and addresses.
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Titolo: Women 's Cancers - Pathways to Healing - A Patient 's Guide to dealing with Ovarian and Breast Cancer
Autori: Smith - Del Priore
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina flessibile