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Cancer survivor and founder of The Cancer Club®, Christine Clifford has been sharing her inspiring, humorous outlook on living with cancer with thousands of cancer patients and their families. Now she has gathered a collection of battlefield stories and anecdotes from her fellow survivors that go from the outright hilarious to the downright moving, and combined them with her own personal story of triumphant survival. .
This work will provide a historical perspective on tumor immunotherapy, discuss fundamental mechanisms of failed tumor rejection, look at passive strategies to boost anti-tumor immunity, as well as have an in-depth look at active strategies to boost anti-tumor immunity.
A high proportion of cancer occurs primarily in older persons, and incidence of the major cancers is greater. This, combined with the expansion of an aging America, is bound to have far reaching effects on the nation's healthcare industry. This summary of a workshop held in October 2006, reviews the various important implications of changing demographics and the cancer disease burden in the United States.
The "oldest old," individuals aged 85 and above, are the most rapidly growing segment of American society. And although more than a third of cancer occurs in people over 75 years of age, their tumors are less fully diagnosed and often less fully treated than those in younger patients. Ageism may account for this discrepancy--why intervene if an older man or woman with cancer doesn't have long to live anyway? Yet older people often tolerate chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation as well as younger patients, while continuing to maintain their quality of life for years to come.The lack of clinical trials among this age group results in a deficit of knowledge regarding how to treat cancer in older adults. Little has been written to guide clinicians, social scientists, families, and individuals. In Cancer in the Lives of Older Americans: Blessings and Battles, Sarah H. Kagan writes from the perspective of more than twenty years of practice, inquiry, and education as a nurse. She uses anecdotes and case studies to illustrate important points about cancer among older adults.The book follows the story of Mrs. Eck, a woman in her 80s diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Eck's situation sets the stage for a discussion of cancer, which too often focuses on cells and drugs, diagnoses and prognoses without looking more closely at the people who are experiencing the disease. Chapters offer varied assessments of what it means to be old and have cancer in our society, as Kagan explores other real experiences of cancer for older adults alongside information that will prove essential to patients, their families, scholars, and clinicians.
Gail Konop Baker was a runner, yoga practitioner, doctorOCOs wife, and lifelong subscriber to "Prevention" magazine. But right before her forty-sixth birthday, she heard the words that would forever change her life: "Just to be safe, I think we should biopsy. " It was the beginning of her yearlong battle with breast cancer and its fallout?a battle that would upstage any midlife crisis sheOCOd worried was waiting in the wings. "Cancer Is a Bitch" is her raw, moving, and funny account of juggling midlife, motherhood, and marriage with a rogue boob?and, ultimately, triumphing. It will, as author Lolly Winston said, ?crack you] up one minute, then bring you] to tears the next. OCO"
After 30 years of providing counseling and support for people living with cancer, the Cancer Lifeline organization knows that one of the main areas of interest for patients and their families is food and nutrition. What foods have been shown to help prevent the spread of cancer? What are the nutritional "rules" for people with cancer? In answer, this new edition of the organization's cookbook presents up-to-date nutritional information (including the Top Ten Super Foods that may protect and fight against cancer) along with practical strategies for making healthy eating a daily practice and suggestions for reducing the side effects of treatment. It features 100 easy-to-make recipes from the nation's top chefs and from some cancer patients and survivors, including Blueberry Breakfast Cake, Honey-Glazed Green Beans with Almonds, and Citrus Chicken. These resources and more make it a natural choice for cancer survivors, people living with cancer, and those interested in a health-conscious diet.
Metastasis is responsible for a large burden of morbidity and mortality among cancer patients, and currently few therapies specifically target metastatic disease. Further scientific dissection of the underlying pathways is required to pave the way for new therapeutic targets. This groundbreaking new text comprehensively covers the processes underlying cancer metastasis and the clinical treatment of metastatic disease. Whereas previous volumes have been compendia of laboratory research articles, the internationally renowned authors of this volume have summarized the state-of-the-art research in the metastasis field. A major section covers the cellular and molecular pathways of metastasis and experimental techniques and the systems and models applied in this field. Subsequently, the clinical aspects of the major cancer types are considered, focusing on disease-specific research and therapeutic approaches to metastatic disease. The focus is on novel pathophysiological insights and emerging therapies; future directions for research and unmet clinical needs are also discussed.
Fight cancer from the inside outCancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can be as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutritional advice is usually not part of the program. Yet eating the right foods can actually help lessen the strength of some of the most powerful symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment, allowing the patient to better fight the disease. Now, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies is your trusted, informative guide to fighting cancer from the inside out.Designed for cancer patients and their families, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies focuses on foods best tolerated during--and that can ease side effects of--cancer treatment. It also offers advice for menu planning, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges, and much more.Serves as a guide for cancer nutrition before, during, and after treatmentGives you a wealth of easy, immediate steps to speed up the healing process through dietOffers advice on treatment as well as solutions to common side effects like dehydration, fatigue, and nauseaEnables cancer patients to put their strongest foot forward when starting treatmentCancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies targets those dealing with cancer and the loved ones who take care of them, aiding both parties in alleviating some of the side effects of the cancer treatment through change in diet.
Cancer on Five Dollars a Day* (*Chemo Not Included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Lifeby Alan Eisenstock Robert Schimmel
In the spring of 2000, Robert Schimmel was riding high. He'd won the Stand-Up of the Year Award, his HBO special was a huge hit, and his sitcom had been picked up. And then it all came crashing down. Diagnosed with Stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, he was told he would have to undergo chemotherapy immediately. The sitcom was dumped and the fire of his white-hot career started to go out. But Schimmel never lost his sense of humor, his knife-like edge, and most of all, his passion to entertain. Indeed, it was his basic need to laugh-even if the only people around him were suffering from cancer and the room he was playing was the Mayo Clinic infusion center-that carried him through his ordeal. From his colorful banter with nurses and other patients during chemo, to his hilarious conversation with a wig salesman, going for the laugh was Robert Schimmel's survival mechanism. Alternately laugh-out-loud funny and profound,Cancer on Five Dollars a Dayis an honest account of how one man's face-off with a deadly disease helped him better understand himself.
Until the early 1960s, cancer treatment consisted primarily of surgery and radiation therapy. Most practitioners then viewed the treatment of terminally ill cancer patients with heroic courses of chemotherapy as highly questionable. The randomized clinical trials that today sustain modern oncology were relatively rare and prompted stiff opposition from physicians, who were loath to assign patients randomly to competing treatments. Yet today these trials form the basis of medical oncology. How did such a spectacular change occur? How did medical oncology pivot from a nonentity and, in some regards, a reviled practice to the central position it now occupies in modern medicine? In Cancer on Trial Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio explore how practitioners established a new style of practice, at the center of which lies the cancer clinical trial. Far from mere testing devices, these trials have become full-fledged experiments that have redefined the practices of clinicians, statisticians, and biologists. Keating and Cambrosio investigate these trials and how they have changed since the 1960s, all the while demonstrating their significant impact on the progression of oncology. A novel look at the institution of clinical cancer research and therapy, this book will be warmly welcomed by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists of science and medicine, as well as clinicians and researchers in the cancer field.
Drs. Eduardo D. Bruera and Russell K. Portenoy have completely revised and updated the widely respected Cancer Pain: Assessment and Management for the second edition of this unanimously praised book. This is a comprehensive, clinically oriented review of all aspects of the complex and multidimensional problem of cancer pain. The unique characteristics of cancer pain, including pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological management are all discussed here in detail. Internationally recognized leaders in cancer pain research have contributed to many new chapters, including neuraxial analgesia, hospice and institution-based palliative care programs, bone pain, and cancer pain and palliative care in the developing world. Cancer Pain continues to be a scholarly but accessible text that is an essential resource for physicians, nurses, and medical students who treat suffering from cancer pain. Per the New England Journal of Medicine, "This book should be in the library of every physician who comes into contact with patients with pain. It is truly superb."
Dr. Nixon, editor-in-chief of the journal Cancer Prevention, cuts through the hype to explain the latest scientific findings on food and cancer. He presents individualized eating plans according to the type of cancer and offers a three-month plan to benefit the person with cancer. Over 100 recipes help put the plan into action.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A remarkable paradigm shift has occurred in recent years regarding the biological origins of cancer. The cancer stem cell hypothesis has challenged the foundational notions of cancer, and the therapeutic implications have been profound. Compelling evidence indicates that errors in the development of a small subset of adult stem cells can lead to cancer. Only this small sub-population of cells has the inherent ability to form tumors and metastasize. This book discusses the emerging field of cancer stem cell research, with contributions from leading experts on the basic biology, genetic pathways, and potentials for therapeutic targeting of cancer stem cells. It also covers clinical challenges for these new discoveries, namely, that cancer stem cells might be resistant to conventional chemotherapeutic and radiological treatments and may be at the biological core of relapse and therapeutic resistance. This book is an essential concise guide to the latest discoveries and therapies in cancer research.
Cancer stem cells have originally been identified in leukemia and later in several solid tumor types. They have very different properties from the bulk of the tumor as they divide much more slowly and have very efficient drug resistance mechanisms. Current treatments might largely spare cancer stem cells. This book looks at recent developments in the field of cancer stem cells and the possible impact for the identification of novel treatment paradigms for cancer.
A new therapeutic strategy could break the stalemate in the war on cancer by targeting not all cancerous cells but the small fraction that lie at the root of cancers. Lucie Laplane offers a comprehensive analysis of cancer stem cell theory, based on an original interdisciplinary approach that combines biology, biomedical history, and philosophy.
Cancer Talk: Voices of Hope and Endurance from "The Group Room," the World's Largest Cancer Support Groupby Barry Fox Selma R. Schimmel
For the first time,Cancer Talkprovides a support group in a book. Research shows that cancer patients who attend support groups can survive longer and lead fuller lives than patients receiving medical treatment alone. Cancer Talk, based on "The Group Room®," the nation's only talk-radio cancer support show, brings hope, information, and inspiration to everyone affected by cancer. Show host Selma Schimmel, a cancer advocate and longtime survivor, has gathered the voices of cancer patients and survivors, family and friends, physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals to create an invaluable guide to help you: Deal with the wide range of emotions a cancer diagnosis provokes Cope with relationships, intimacy, and physical changes Optimize the doctor-patient relationship and navigate treatment options Handle the side effects of treatment Understand legal, workplace, and insurance issues Live with and beyond cancer Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer will find new support from the intimate and empowering voices of the only real experts out there--the people who live with cancer.
"Cancer Ward" examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes. The experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own: Solzhenitsyn himself became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.
Whether you are a cancer patient undergoing treatment, a caregiver, or a survivor, you'll find this cookbook and nutritional guide essential--it includes the latest scientific research on improving the lives of people living with cancer. Created by Seattle's Cancer Lifeline, The Cancer Wellness Cookbook features nutritional plans and 100 recipes focusing on the foods that have been shown to prevent and forestall the spread of cancer. With super healthy and delicious ingredients like berries, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, and fish, these dishes taste great and are filled with the nutrients that aid a person undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
Everybody wants their home's main living space to meet the needs of the whole family--and look great doing it. HGTV star Candice Olson is an expert in showing clients how a room can have many functions while still looking pulled-together and polished, and this book showcases a collection of her family room redos that is sure to inspire. Chock full of tips and ideas, Candice Olson Family Spaces features hundreds of full-color, before-and-after photos of Candice's stunning family room makeovers. Plus, you'll get access to her artful room sketches and design boards and insight into how each design took shape, giving you unprecedented guidance for planning your own family room renovation. Explains how good design accommodates all members of the family and their daily activities. Designs offer functionality, durability, and comfort without sacrificing style. As a busy mother of two, Candice brings valuable insight to what a family really needs from the spaces they share. Redecorating--or even just dreaming about decorating--can transform one's outlook on life, and Candice Olson Family Spaces is the catalyst to get readers off the couch and down to the upholstery store.
Popular TV star Candice Olson shares her favorite design challenges. Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges focuses on the tricky situations that Candice expertly handles for her clients--the same challenges that many homeowners face. From working around architectural limitations like sloped ceilings or a lack of wall space, merging styles to ensure that a room's decor pleases all of a home's occupants, to accommodating the changes that come about when a family grows or shrinks, this book highlights those ingenious solutions that make Candice's designs both beautiful and functional.Featuring 25-30 of Candice's stunning room makeovers--described in her approachable and authoritative voice--Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges provides gorgeous sketches and design boards that show you how each design took shape, while more than 200 full-color before-and-after photos offer a wealth of visual inspiration.Includes Candice's tips and insight into what makes each space workCandice shares how she overcame the predominant challenge in each caseProvides invaluable guidance on planning your own room redosRedecorating--or even just dreaming about decorating--can transform one's outlook on life, and Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges is just what you need to dream, plan, and execute up a redo in your own home.
The seminal work for patients on causes, prevention, and cures for candida, yeast, and fungal infections. The author discusses the immune system, lifestyle, mercury fillings, major illnesses, self-help, antibiotics, medications, vaginal thrush, yeasts, alcohol, and much more. Matching treatments and tips abound throughout this encompassing, informative, and easy-to-read patient's book.
FEEL BETTER FAST!Follow the powerful detox in this book and you'll be rejuvenated in no time. By quickly killing the excessive candida inside your body, this cleanse ends the pain, tiredness, bloating and other health problems caused by the fungus. The 21-day program completely avoids the foods that allow candida to grow inside you, starving the fungus without starving you! After three short weeks, you'll experience a revolutionary transformation in how you feel and look. With the Candida Cleanse, you will: Lose weight Increase energy revitalize your skin Improve digestion
The Candidate is a beginning word processing simulation that is designed to develop word processing skills while completing tasks such as formatting letters, memorandums, tables, press releases, and reports.
A suspense novel set in the world of politics. With her father running for governor of Texas, Cary is determined to find out why she appears to be in danger. "Nixon is back doing the kind of book she does best... an inviting read." --Booklist