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Lung Cancer - The Facts (Paperback)
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Lung Cancer - The Facts (Paperback)

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Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 15/10/2009
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Lung cancer is the most common cancer affecting the industrialized world and affects the lives of thousands of people, including patients' friends and family, every year. The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. The occurrence of lung cancer in nonsmokers, who account for as many as 15% of cases, is often attributed to a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution, including secondhand smoke. The aim of this book is to give, in a clear and simple way, succinct information about all aspects of this type of cancer, with a stress on the practical side of its treatment. The book also details how care is likely to be organised and what patients can do to help themselves, both if they have the disease and also how to stop smoking. Fully updated for this third edition, the book includes information on getting the best treatment and living with cancer, both of which are new approaches to the disease in the UK.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199569335
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 9 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
...this is a comprehensive book that I would recommend for patients, lay carers and professionals who wish to get information on lung cancer. * Oncology News *
...a great resource for someone who is newly diagnosed with lung cancer and a great help for the practitioner. * Doody's Notes *
I have reviewed quite a few books about lung cancer this is one of the best so far. Everything is explained really well for carers and it will help them to understand the mental strain on the patient. I like the honest content, the hope for the future and the explanation of the whole process, from symptoms, through diagnosis to treatment options. The introduction is excellent; it made me want to obtain more knowledge. * Macmillan Cancer Support Cancer Voices *
This is a no-nonsense, practical, factual book on all aspects of lung cancer; it will be useful for anyone affected by cancer who is trying to understand what is happening and why. It is very clear and easy to understand; the authors use plain English, which would appeal to anyone with no medical knowledge. * Macmillan Cancer Support Cancer Voices *
As a prospective undergraduate medical student with a strong interest in oncology, I found this resource incredibly informative. It has an abundance of information about the treatment of lung cancer, giving a patient (or anyone involved in their care) an accurate picture of what he/she can expect, thus slightly alleviating possible anxieties. It is also a very good quick reference resource for professionals. * Macmillan Cancer Support Cancer Voices *

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