Whether You're A Newly Diagnosed Patient, Survivor, Or Loved One Of Someone Suffering From Liver Cancer, 100 Questions & Answers About Liver Cancer, Third Edition Offers Essential And Practical Guidance. Providing Both Doctor And Patient Perspectives, This Completely Updated And Revised Edition Offers Authoritative Answers To The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Liver Cancer Including Diagnosis, Treatment, Post-Treatment Quality Of Life, And Coping Strategies. Written By A Medical Oncologist And A Gastrointestinal Surgeon, With Actual Patient Commentary, 100 Questions & Answers About Liver Cancer, Third Edition Is An Invaluable Resource For Anyone Coping With The Physical And Emotional Turmoil Of This Disease.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Basics
- Questions 1-4 provide information on all the basics about the liver and liver cancer, including:
- What is the liver?
- What is liver cancer?
- Are there different types of liver cancer?
Part 2 Risk Factors
- Questions 5-15 discuss the risks of developing liver failure (cirrhosis) and cancer, including:
- Is hepatocellular cancer common?
- Who is at risk for developing liver cancer?
- What is liver cirrhosis?
Part 3 Screening
- Questions 16-20 address who should be screened for liver cancer and what tests you might need, including:
- Who should be screened for liver cancer?
- Why is screening for liver cancer performed?
- What does screening entail?
Part 4 Diagnosis and Staging
- Questions 21-26 discuss what you would feel or complain of if you have liver cancer, as well as how your doctor will know if you have liver cancer, including:
- What are the symptoms of liver cancer?
- How is liver cancer diagnosed?
- What is cancer staging, and why is it relevant?
Part 5 Coping with the Diagnosis
- Questions 27-32 answer questions about how to live with liver cancer, including:
- How long do people live with liver cancer?
- Does cirrhosis influence the treatment of liver cancer and the quality and length of life?
- What is multidisciplinary care?
Part 6 Treatment
- Questions 33-78 offer information on all the therapies that are available to you to treat your liver cancer, including:
- What treatment options are available for liver cancer?
- Who decides what therapy I should receive?
- What determines whether a tumor can be removed?
Part 7 Cancer-Related Practical Issues
- Questions 79-85 address dealing with liver cancer on a day-to-day basis, including:
- I feel overwhelmed by all of the information that I am receiving. How do I make any decisions regarding my treatment?
- Will changing my diet alter my cancer?
- What is a mediport?
Part 8 Cirrhosis-Related Practical Issues
- Questions 86-92 provide practical advice about managing all the complications of liver failure (cirrhosis), including:
- My legs and/or my abdomen are swollen. What can I do about it?
- What is meant when my platelets are low?
- I am vomiting or passing blood and coffee-ground material in my stool. What is causing this?
Part 9 Social and End-of-Life Issues
- Questions 93-100 explore all the options that are available for support, or in case all therapies fail, including:
- Can my liver cancer be transmitted to my family?
- Can I work while getting treated?
- What if my doctors suggest stopping my current therapy?