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A Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian Cancer

, 320 pages

4 line drawings

September 2015



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A Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian Cancer
second edition

Table of Contents and Foreword

This updated and expanded second edition offers a wealth of information to ease the physical and emotional suffering of women who have ovarian cancer. The expert authors include highly respected and experienced oncologists, gynecologic oncology nurse specialists, researchers, and ovarian cancer survivors. Throughout the book they emphasize the concepts of survivorship, or living life well in the face of daunting uncertainties, and self-determination: the right of each patient to be informed, involved, and in control of her care.

Detailed information on diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pain management, and integrative medicine, constitutes a key feature of the book. Also covered in depth are image recovery, nutrition, pain control, and genetic testing. Women who have ovarian cancer share advice on coping with the life-changing disease and its treatments.

Offering candor, compassion, and hope, this remarkable book explains how to add quality to your life and take care of medical and social needs while living with ovarian cancer.

Robert E. Bristow, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACS, is the director of Gynecologic Oncology Services, the Philip J. DiSaia Chair of Gynecologic Oncology, Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California–Irvine. He is the coauthor of Surgery for Ovarian Cancer: Principles and Practice. Terri L. Cornelison, MD, PhD, FACOG, is the associate director for clinical research in the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health and an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. F. J. Montz, MD, KM, FACOG, FACS, was a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, surgery, and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions.

"This important book should be included in all consumer health collections, as well as purchased by women affected by the disease."

"This guide excels at providing detailed medical information and practical tips on ways to reduce the side effects of treatment."

"Because the authors all have years of clinical experience, they seem to understand what women worry about and care about, and they address these issues throughout the book."

"The latest developments in diagnosis and treatment are discussed—but even more so, is the quality of living itself: it's this which sets A Guide to Survivorship for Women with Ovarian Cancer apart."

"It is clearly written, and will be a valuable tool for health care providers, patients, and anyone with an interest in the topic; it is suitable for all libraries and highly recommended for consumer health collections."

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