Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Colon and Rectal Cancer is a concise patient guide on treating and coping with colorectal cancer.
About the Series:
Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while working hard on getting well is part of the outcome we hope to help you achieve.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 First Steps--I've Been Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer
Chapter 2 My Team--Meeting Your Treatment Team
Chapter 3 Taking Action--Comprehensive Treatment Considerations
Chapter 4 Side Effects of Treatment--Be Proactive!
Chapter 5 Straight Talk
Chapter 6 Maintaining Balance--Work and Life During Treatment
Chapter 7 Surviving Colorectal Cancer: Re-engaging in Mind and Body Health After Treatment
Chapter 8 Managing Risk--What If My Cancer Comes Back?
Chapter 9 What Then--My Cancer Isn't Curable
Chapter 10 Trusted Resources--Additional Information About Colorectal Cancer and Its Treatment
About the Authors
Nita Ahuja, MD-Assistant Professor, Pancreatic Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland