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When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer Is the Answer: A Comprehensive Text for Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients and Their Families

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"Superb! This thoroughly delightful book explores, explains, and puts in context our biggest fear- our own mortality! The very word "Cancer" evokes a primal fear that we are all mortal and will, at some point, die. My own experience, on a personal level with cancer, access ports, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and major surgery was very sobering! Dr Kevin Ryan has given ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published March 13th 2013 by Authorhouse
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Carolyn
Jul 20, 2013 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How I wish I had had a copy of this book when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, or better yet, that Doc Ryan had been my oncologist!

The book is indeed comprehensive. He explains cancer and oncology in layman's terms and covers diagnosis, treatments, clinical trials, symptom control and side effects, pain, alternative medicine, and what we can look forward to in the foreseeable future. That's the physical part. At least as important are his wise words about patient autonomy, anxiety an
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Grady
Aug 02, 2013 Grady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
`Autonomy' is the single most important word and concept the reader of this book must grasp'

Kevin P Ryan, MD is a physician, a sensitive clinician, a learned oncologist and a humanitarian whose mission in life is to champion doctor patient relationships. In this extraordinarily sensitive book Dr. Ryan talks about cancer - ALL about cancer, from premonitions and early signals to selecting a physician to testing to diagnosing to coping with the impact of the diagnosis both for the patient and fami
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Lacey
Mar 22, 2016 Lacey rated it it was amazing
I received this book free from Goodreads giveaways. I feel honored to be able to have won this giveaway as I was diagnosed with a type of gynecological cancer six months ago. This book is a great reference for cancer patients. It covers a wide range of topics including diagnosis, treatment, side effects, mental health and the oncologist team. I found Dr. Ryan's approach easy to read yet extremely informative. I would highly recommend to patients and their families.
Anne Marie
Dec 23, 2015 Anne Marie rated it it was amazing
Very useful resource books to share with someone with cancer and their family members. I like how the chapters are arranged because it is easy to find information.


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