Being Single With Cancer

Author: Tracy Maxwell
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617051373
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Filled with practical tips, resources and personal stories, an empowering and candid guide to dealing with cancer as a single person/p> Diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer seven years ago, Tracy Maxwell understands the unique swirl of hopes and fears, insecurities and triumphs of a single person with cancer. In Being Single, with Cancer, she combines her experience, other survivorsí personal stories, results of a survey of over 100 survivors, and advice from experts to help you navigate through each stage of your journey from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Maxwell shows you how to: Get the support you need Be your own advocate Manage the emotional impacts, including loneliness, stress, and negative thinking Address dating, sex, relationship and fertility issues And much more With honesty, humor, and hope, Being Single, with Cancer is a valuable reminder that you may be single, but you are not alone.

When Your Life Is Touched By Cancer

Author: Bob Riter
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 9780897936798
Size: 57.88 MB
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"When Your Life Is Touched by Cancer gently and insightfully addresses the issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis, especially those we think about, but hesitate to bring up. Is it OK to refuse treatment? How old is too old to treat cancer? Is alternative medicine worth pursuing? It is important for those with cancer to figure out what makes sense for them and then to communicate those wishes to loved ones and physicians. The advice in this book is practical and accessible and Bob Riter is careful neverto be pushy, because he knows that the best path through cancer is different for each individual. 1.6 million individuals are diagnosed with cancer each year, and there are 12 million people alive today who have been diagnosed with cancer and each of them has dealt with the disease in his or her own personal way. Bob won't tell you what the best path is, but he will teach you how to find it for yourself"--

When God Cancer Meet

Author: Lynn Eib
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780842370158
Size: 79.80 MB
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A book of powerful stories about cancer patients who have been touched by God in miraculous ways offers inspiring testimony that, when God and cancer meet, cancer is conquered. Original.

Everything Changes

Author: Kairol Rosenthal
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470488881
Size: 49.56 MB
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"By page three of the introduction to Everything Changes, I wanted not only to devour the rest of the book, but I wanted to call Kairol up, get to know her, and (if we weren't both already married) see if I could sleep with her. Then the book got really good. It is, without doubt, the most forthright, emotionally sophisticated, and plain-old valuable book of its kind I've seen. The book defines and exemplifies what the verb 'fight' really means: to arm, prepare, and engage in sustained effort to gain a desired end. If that's your mission, this is your instruction manual." —Evan Handler, actor and author of Time On Fire and It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive (and a guy who got well from acute myeloid leukemia in 1985) On a shoestring budget and with tape recorder in hand, Kairol Rosenthal emerged from treatment and hit the road in search of other twenty- and thirtysomething cancer survivors. From the Big Apple to the Bible Belt, she dusted the sugarcoating off of the young adult cancer experience, exposing the gritty and compelling stories of twenty-five complete strangers. The men and women in Everything Changes confess their most vulnerable moments, revealing cancer experiences they never told anyone else—everything from what they thought about at night before going to bed to what they wish they could tell their lovers but were too afraid to. With irreverent flare and practical wisdom, Everything Changes includes stories, how-to resources, and expert advice on issues that are important for young adult cancer patients, including: Dating and sex Medical insurance and the healthcare system Faith and spirituality Employment and career Fertility and adoption Friends and family

Handbook Of Oncology Social Work

Author: Grace Christ
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199941939
Size: 69.25 MB
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The development of this inaugural Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People With Cancer provides a repository of the scope of oncology social workers' clinical practice, education, research, policy and program leadership in the psychosocial care of people with cancer and their families. It focuses on the unique synergy of social work perspectives, values, knowledge, and skills with the psychosocial needs of cancer patients, their families, and the health care systems in which they are treated. It addresses both the science and art of psychosocial care and identifies the increasing specialization of oncology social work related to its unique knowledge base, skills, role, and the progressive complexity of psychosocial challenges for patients with cancer. This Handbook equips the reader with all that we know today in oncology social work about patient and family centered care, distress screening, genetics, survivorship, care coordination, sociocultural and economic diversity, legal and ethical matters, clinical work with adults living with cancer, cancer across the lifespan, their caregivers and families, pediatrics, loss and grief, professional career development, leadership, and innovation. Our hope is that in reading this Handbook you will identify new areas where each of you can leave your mark as innovators and change agents in our evolving field of practice.

Ovarian Cancer

Author: John M. S. Bartlett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592590713
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Over one hundred well-respected scientists comprehensively review every aspect of the biology underlying ovarian cancer and present a remarkably detailed collection of easy-to-follow methods for illuminating basic mechanisms underlying all forms of cancer. Here today's investigators will find the broadest imaginable array of molecular biology techniques specially designed to determine not only tumor genetics, expression, and protein function, but also to elucidate the genetic mechanisms by which gene and immunotherapies may be perfected. Versatile and comprehensive, Ovarian Cancer Methods and Protocols constitutes a veritable treasury of well-proven expert methods that will help basic scientists and clinical researchers alike master the powerful technologies required for effective cancer research today.

What S Next For My Life Companion Journal For Cancer Patients

Author: Paula Holland De Long
Publisher: Paula Holland De Long
ISBN: 0615361560
Size: 11.10 MB
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This easy to read, visually engaging journal features wisdom from survivors, and lessons and journaling prompts that provide emotional support that encourages communication among family members. It reduces stress, isolation and loneliness in newly diagnosed and on-treatment patients by providing real world emotional support in conjunction with medical treatment and allows patients to privately explore emotions at their own pace.

Prostate Cancer

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Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781935281917
Size: 45.60 MB
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Emerging Cancer Therapeutics is a trinary, hard cover, periodical that is designed to provide an up-to-date evidence-based review of a dedicated emerging cancer therapy topic of interest to clinicians and scientists who are involved in the care of patients receiving cancer treatment. It will serve as both a reference and instructional tool for students, housestaff, fellows, practicing clinical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, cancer biologists, and interdisciplinary colleagues throughout the oncology spectrum. With contributions from experts across the United States and Canada, Prostate Cancer details the current management of prostate cancer and reviews new therapies in development for prostate cancer, with an emphasis on castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Coverage includes discussion of multiple new agents that have been shown to impact overall survival or improve skeletal-related events in metastatic CRPC as well as articles covering new data on screening and prevention, integration of surgery and radiation with newly emerging medical therapies, and coverage of the newest developments in immunotherapy. This book is a valuable tool for clinicians, nurses, researchers, medical students, residents, and fellows. Included in Prostate Cancer: Updates in Prostate Cancer Prevention Prostate Cancer Screening, 2011 Current Surgical Approaches to Primary Prostate Cancer Treatment Updates in Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Dose Matters An Update on Androgen-Deprivation Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer Novel Androgen Receptor Therapeutic Targets for Advanced Prostate Cancer New Understanding of Metabolic Complications of Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Current State of Docetaxel-Based Therapy in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Second-Line Chemotherapy for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Emerging Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer Novel Bone-Targeted Therapy in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Emerging Treatment Strategies for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: The Next Step Forward

Singled Out

Author: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466800526
Size: 51.86 MB
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People who are single are changing the face of America. Did you know that: * More than 40 percent of the nation's adults---over 87 million people---are divorced, widowed, or have always been single. * There are more households comprised of single people living alone than of married parents and their children. * Americans now spend more of their adult years single than married. Many of today's single people have engaging jobs, homes that they own, and a network of friends. This is not the 1950s---singles can have sex without marrying, and they can raise smart, successful, and happy children. It should be a great time to be single. Yet too often single people are still asked to defend their single status by an onslaught of judgmental peers and fretful relatives. Prominent people in politics, the popular press, and the intelligentsia have all taken turns peddling myths about marriage and singlehood. Marry, they promise, and you will live a long, happy, and healthy life, and you will never be lonely again. Drawing from decades of scientific research and stacks of stories from the front lines of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and shows that just about everything you've heard about the benefits of getting married and the perils of staying single are grossly exaggerated or just plain wrong. Although singles are singled out for unfair treatment by the workplace, the marketplace, and the federal tax structure, they are not simply victims of this singlism. Single people really are living happily ever after. Filled with bracing bursts of truth and dazzling dashes of humor, Singled Out is a spirited and provocative read for the single, the married, and everyone in between. You will never think about singlehood or marriage the same way again. Singled Out debunks the Ten Myths of Singlehood, including: Myth #1: The Wonder of Couples: Marrieds know best. Myth #3: The Dark Aura of Singlehood: You are miserable and lonely and your life is tragic. Myth #5: Attention, Single Women: Your work won't love you back and your eggs will dry up. Also, you don't get any and you're promiscuous. Myth #6: Attention, Single Men: You are horny, slovenly, and irresponsible, and you are the scary criminals. Or you are sexy, fastidious, frivolous, and gay. Myth #7: Attention, Single Parents: Your kids are doomed. Myth #9: Poor Soul: You will grow old alone and you will die in a room by yourself where no one will find you for weeks. Myth #10: Family Values: Let's give all of the perks, benefits, gifts, and cash to couples and call it family values. "With elegant analysis, wonderfully detailed examples, and clear and witty prose, DePaulo lays out the many, often subtle denigrations and discriminations faced by single adults in the U.S. She addresses, too, the resilience of single women and men in the face of such singlism. A must-read for all single adults, their friends and families, as well as social scientists and policy advocates." ---E. Kay Trimberger, author of The New Single Woman