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A Cancer Companion An Oncologist's Advice on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery by Ranjana Srivastava
  

A Cancer Companion An Oncologist's Advice on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

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Synopsis

A Cancer Companion An Oncologist's Advice on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery by Ranjana Srivastava

Cancer. It's the diagnosis no one wants to hear. Unfortunately though, these days most of us have known or will know someone who receives it. But what's next? With the diagnosis comes not only fear and uncertainty, but numerous questions, and a lot of unsolicited advice. With A Cancer Companion, esteemed oncologist Ranjana Srivastava is here to help, bringing both experience and honesty to guide cancer patients and their families through this labyrinth of questions and treatments. With candor and compassion, Srivastava provides an approachable and authoritative reference. She begins with the big questions, like what cancer actually is, and she moves on to offer very practical advice on how to find an oncologist, what to expect during and after treatments, and how to manage pain, diet, and exercise. She discusses in detail the different therapies for cancers and why some cancers are inoperable, and she skillfully addresses the emotional toll of the disease. She speaks clearly and directly to cancer patients, caretakers, and their loved ones, offering straightforward information and insight, something that many oncologists can't always convey in the office.

Reviews

A diagnosis of cancer triggers many questions, but answers are hard to find. In A Cancer Companion, a pioneer in cancer care, Srivastava brings a lifetime of experience to providing answers. Her tone is intimate and personal, as if she were in the room. She lights the dark spaces, approves the right to ask questions, and is compassionate while being practical. It is the next best thing to having her as your physician. This book is essential reading for cancer patients, their families, and their doctors. --Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone


About the Author

Ranjana Srivastava, MD is an oncologist and educator in the Melbourne, Australia, public healthcare system. She presents a regular health segment on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television and radio. Her writing has been featured in the Guardian, New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, and the Lancet, among other publications. She is also the author of Tell Me the Truth and Dying for a Chat.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th April 2017

Author

Ranjana Srivastava

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Publisher

University of Chicago Press an imprint of The University of Chicago Press

Format

Paperback
378 pages

Categories

Coping with illness & specific conditions
Oncology

ISBN

9780226479347

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