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Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers, 2nd Edition
Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers, 2nd Edition

This second edition of the most complete parent guide available, features detailed and precise medical information about solid tumor childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas. In addition, it offers day-to-day practical advice on how to cope with procedures,...

Advanced Breast Cancer:: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, 2nd Edition (Patient Centered Guides)
Advanced Breast Cancer:: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, 2nd Edition (Patient Centered Guides)

An estimated two million Americans alive today have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Each one of them lives with the fear of recurrence, and for good reason: for at least a third of women diagnosed with breast cancer, the disease will eventually spread. When this happens most people assume it means an immediate death sentence. The...

Choosing a Wheelchair: A Guide for Optimal Independence (Patient Centered Guides)
Choosing a Wheelchair: A Guide for Optimal Independence (Patient Centered Guides)

The wheelchair is a liberator, not a prison. With the right wheelchair, quality of life increases dramatically. Even people with severe disabilities can have a considerable degree of independence and activity. However, choosing the wrong chair can indeed be tantamount to "confinement."People selecting a chair for the first...

Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help (Patient Centered Guides)
Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help (Patient Centered Guides)

Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) include autism and a range of other neurological disorders. This book focuses on the most common, PDD-NOS (not otherwise specified). There are at least 250,000 Americans with this diagnosis, one-third of which are children. (According to researchers, there may be as many as twice that number...

Colon and Rectal Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients & Families (Patient Centered Guides)
Colon and Rectal Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients & Families (Patient Centered Guides)

The fourth most common cancer, colon and rectal cancer is diagnosed in 130,000 new cases in the U.S. each year. As with many other cancers, the treatment environment is evolving. As a patient (or the family researcher) you need up-to-date and in-depth information to participate wisely in treatment decisions.Colon & Rectal...

Life on Wheels: For the Active Wheelchair User (Patient Centered Guides)
Life on Wheels: For the Active Wheelchair User (Patient Centered Guides)

Over 1.5 million Americans use wheelchairs for a variety of causes: a congenital condition, traumatic injury, or disease. People who depend upon wheelchairs for mobility are in varied situations. They might live independently or need attendant care; live alone or with family; be employed full-time or no longer working. Despite...

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment & Options (Patient Centered Guides)
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment & Options (Patient Centered Guides)

Prior to publication of this resource guide, no book on the market targeted the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor's need for understandable information. While there are medical texts on the non-Hodgkin's lymphomas as well as inspirational first-person accounts from survivors of related cancers such as leukemia, between...

Organ Transplants: Making the Most of Your Gift of Life (Patient Centered Guides)
Organ Transplants: Making the Most of Your Gift of Life (Patient Centered Guides)

Over 64,000 people in the US are living in limbo, awaiting an organ transplant.The good news about organ transplants is that they are becoming fairly routine surgical procedures. The even better news is that they do work miracles. People who have been in ill health for years often describe a feeling of being reborn after a...

Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children and Adolescents (Patient Centered Guides)
Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children and Adolescents (Patient Centered Guides)

Until recently, bipolar disorders were almost never diagnosed in children and rarely recognized in adolescents, even though between 20 and 40 percent of the two million or more adults diagnosed with bipolar disorders in the United States experienced the onset of illness in their teen years or before. Psychiatrists now recognize that...

Cancer Clinical Trials: Experimental Treatments & How They Can Help You (Patient Centered Guides)
Cancer Clinical Trials: Experimental Treatments & How They Can Help You (Patient Centered Guides)

For a very few cancers, treatment options are minimally invasive, resoundingly curative, and have very few side effects. However, most cancer patients face treatment options that are less than ideal. The odds they have been given for a chance of recurrence might be frightening. Or, the "cure rate" of treatment might be...

  
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