From Diagnosis to Treatment
Paul Ruggieri, M.D.
Arti Lakhani, M.D.
Colorectal cancer is the third most-diagnosed cancer in the United States. Some 103,000 men and women are diagnosed annually. Rectal cancer is not as common, with nearly 40,000 new cases a year.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with colon cancer, you’ve probably experienced the whirlwind of emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis. You may be worried and frightened. And, like many, you probably have many questions. You wonder how far the disease has advanced. What medical tests will you need? What form of treatment will you undergo?
Surgeon Paul Ruggieri, M.D. and oncologist Arti Lakhani, M.D. understand such pressing questions, and offer answers in Colon & Rectal Cancer. They covers such topics as:
- Symptoms and risk factors for colon cancer
- Medical tests for getting a diagnosis
- The importance of staging the cancer
- Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy–how they work
- Coping emotionally
- Follow-up care
“This book is highly recommended for consumer health collections and will be a helpful reference for patients, families and caregivers.”
—The Consumer Connection, a publication of the American Medical Library Association