From Diagnosis to Treatment, 3rd ed.
William M. Lydiatt, M.D., Perry J, Johnson, M.D.
Do You Have Questions about Head and Neck Cancers?
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you are most likely frightened and worried. And, you probably have pressing questions about the cancer you have and the treatment you’ll need.
William M. Lydiatt, M.D., and Perry J. Johnson, M.D., have worked with thousands of mouth and throat cancer patients. They understand the emotional turmoil patients and families go through after a cancer diagnosis, and they know how being informed can relieve some of that stress. They offer answers to many questions in Cancers of the Head & Neck. Among the topics they cover:
- How early detection leads to higher cure rates
- Cancer symptoms
- The emotional side of cancer
- How doctors make a diagnosis
- The importance of staging cancer
- Surgery and radiation therapy
- Chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy
- Experimental treatment through clinical trials
A Valuable Resource for Patients and Families!
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Book also features poetry from Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States, Ted Kooser.
Nebraska poet Ted Kooser, who was named Poet Laureate of the United States (2004-2005), contributed four of his poems to Cancers of the Mouth and Throat. Kooser has written several collections of poetry; he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his poem “Delights & Shadows”.
For those who have been diagnosed with any form of head or neck cancer, this book is a wealth of information. Beginning with a clear plain language explanation of what cancer is, the authors go on to describe methods of head and neck cancer diagnosis, liberally review treatment options, and continue a step further to discuss topics on recovery.
This book is highly recommended for all consumer health libraries.
Newsletter of the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Reviewed by Karin Bennedsen, MLIS, AHIP, Research Support Librarian, Sturgis Library, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA