About this Book
- Details the nature and causes of lung cancer to help patients understand the disease
- Contains information about alternative therapies, and living with lung cancer
- Discusses smoking as a cause of lung cancer, and how to give up
- Describes standard treatments and what to expect
New to this edition
- Updated text to include sections on getting the best treatment, and living with cancer. Both are new approaches to the disease in the UK
Lung cancer is the most common cancer affecting the industrialized world and affects the lives of thousands of people, including patients' friends and family, every year. The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. The occurrence of lung cancer in nonsmokers, who account for as many as 15% of cases, is often attributed to a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution, including secondhand smoke.
The aim of this book is to give, in a clear and simple way, succinct information about all aspects of this type of cancer, with a stress on the practical side of its treatment. The book also details how care is likely to be organised and what patients can do to help themselves, both if they have the disease and also how to stop smoking.
Fully updated for this third edition, the book includes information on getting the best treatment and living with cancer, both of which are new approaches to the disease in the UK.
Readership: Patients and their families, GPs, nurses, medical and allied health students
Table of Contents
Part 1 - About lung cancer
1: What is lung cancer?
2: Who gets lung cancer?
3: What causes lung cancer?
4: Stopping smoking
5: How is lung cancer diagnosed?
6: Tests used to stage lung cancer
Part 2 - Treatment
7: Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer
8: Treatment of small cell lung cancer
9: Treatment of other lung tumours
10: Other methods of treatment
11: Treatment of the symptoms and complications of lung cancer
Part 3 - Dealing with lung cancer
12: Getting the best treatment
13: Living with cancer
14: Clinical trials
15: Future prospects
Appendix - Sources of help, information and advice
"...this is a comprehensive book that I would recommend for patients, lay carers and professionals who wish to get information on lung cancer." - Oncology News
"...a great resource for someone who is newly diagnosed with lung cancer and a great help for the practitioner." - Doody's Notes
Stephen Falk, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Bristol, UK, and Chris Williams, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Bristol, UK