American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Colorectal CancerBook - 2006
Don't die of embarrassment--get informed about colorectal cancer
Although colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women, you may be unaware of your risk and don't know what you can do to prevent this serious disease. You may be too embarrassed to ask your doctor about changes in your bowel habits or get screened for colorectal cancer. American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer provides sound information and support if you are concerned about or diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
Written by experts in oncology, nursing, research, and colorectal cancer care, the up-to-date, evidence-based text explores every aspect of colorectal cancer, from physical to emotional aspects of the disease, including:
- What colorectal cancer is, who gets it, and why
- Screening tests and how colorectal cancer is diagnosed
- Treatment options for different types and stages of colorectal cancer
- Managing side effects, including caring for a colostomy
- Coping with practical issues like work, insurance, andmoney
- The role of family, relationships, and support groups during and after cancer
American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to ColorectalCancer provides helpful, matter-of-fact support and resources that allows you to make informed decisions, manage the disease, and move forward with your life. The comprehensive guide is punctuated by tips and personal stories from people affected by colorectal cancer.