Colon & Rectal Cancer

Colon & Rectal Cancer

From Diagnosis to Treatment

Book - 2012
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This handy, reassuring guide helps recently diagnosed patients answer pressing questions, such as How far advanced is the disease? What tests are involved? and What treatments will be recommended? and understand the often confusing and intimidating medical jargon. In addition, this fully updated second edition is a quick, reliable reference to the most current procedures and treatment options. Among these are the increasingly popular trend of using chemotherapy and radiation prior to surgery, targeted therapies involving newer drugs that limit their focus to the cancer cells, the use of laparoscopic surgery, and latest approaches in radiation therapy and chemotherapy drugs. This work also reviews symptoms and risk factors for colon cancer, how the disease may be prevented, and pros and cons of various treatments"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Omaha, Neb. : Addicus Books, c2012
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781886039056
Branch Call Number: 616.9943 RUGGIERI
616.994 Ruggieri 2012
Characteristics: vii, 124 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Tolentino, Addison R. 1969-
Alternative Title: Colon and rectal cancer


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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. FE 640 R 2011

Mar 28, 2012

This book has good general information about colon & rectal cancer. What it is lacking of is the realistic time left for patient with different stages of the colorectal cancer. I feel that the book should include this information too so the patients and the family will have proper expectation about how much time is left with especially at stage 3 and above.


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