Cancer is the disease people dread most. It is surrounded by myth, mystery, and most of all, silence. Often we assume that all cancers are painful and fatal - a disease for which there is no cure and no hope. Although this is not true, the attitude persists amongst cancer patients and their families, largely as a result of poor communication and lack of factual information. Considerable progress has been made in the control of cancer and in many cases it can be cured or contained - but this is not widely understood. This book's aim is to dispel the confusion and mystique which surrounds cancer, by presenting in simple, clear language what cancer is, how it is investigated, how a diagnosis is made, and what treatments are available. It explains why some people get cancer and what happens to them. It also advises how families and friends can help. These and many other topics are discussed in an honest but sensitive manner by Chris and Sue Williams, who draw directly from their own experience of treating and counselling cancer patients and their families. The book provides the facts about cancer and gives practical information and guidance, which the authors hope will engender a more positive and constructive approach to the disease amongst all who encounter it.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 77 x 51 mm
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