Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient & His Doctor Balance Hope & Truth

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Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient & His Doctor Balance Hope & Truth

Format:  Hardcover,

171 pages

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

Publish Date: May 2011

ISBN-13: 9781421400617

ISBN-10: 1421400618

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Michael J. Lippe was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007. This is his story, and the story of pancreatic cancer, narrated by Lippe and Dr. Dung T. Le, the physician who is treating him.

In telling these stories, Lippe and Le alternate chapters. Lippe writes about the early signs that something was wrong; Le continues with a description of pancreatic cancer, its symptoms, and its treatments. Lippe talks about his prognosis, contemplates the prospect of death, and describes how he began to cope; Le explains the importance, for both doctor and patient, of balancing hope and truth. Lippe speaks frankly about the toll the disease takes on his marriage and family; Le offers a general picture of what most patients can expect with their illness. The book concludes with Lippe and Le's reflections on their partnership in treating cancer, lessons they have learned, and their thoughts about the positive things that sometimes emerge from illness.

"Pancreatic Cancer" offers clear explanations of what the disease is, describes what people with the disease will feel physically and mentally, and discusses current treatments and future directions of research. The authors hope that their honest yet hopeful perspective will help all people with cancer and those who care about them.

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Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Publish Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 9781421400617
ISBN-10: 1421400618
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 171
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.5
Walmart No.: 9781421400617

Chapter outline

Prefacep. ix
The Gathering Cloudsp. 1
What Is Pancreatic Cancer and What Are Its Symptoms?p. 10
The Fight Beginsp. 20
The Initial Treatmentp. 39
The Prospect of Deathp. 51
Balancing Hope and Truthp. 66
Family and Friendsp. 75
Managing the Symptoms of Advanced Cancerp. 95
ANew Approach to Livingp. 115
Next Stepsp. 127
What We've Learned from Our Experiencep. 137
Postscriptp. 147
Appendix: Supplemental Informationp. 149
Notesp. 157
Indexp. 165

Book description

Michael J. Lippe was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007. This is his story, and the story of pancreatic cancer, narrated by Lippe and Dr. Dung T. Le, the physician who is treating him.

In telling these stories, Lippe and Le alternate chapters. Lippe writes about the early signs that something was wrong; Le continues with a description of pancreatic cancer, its symptoms, and its treatments. Lippe talks about his prognosis, contemplates the prospect of death, and describes how he began to cope; Le explains the importance, for both doctor and patient, of balancing hope and truth. Lippe speaks frankly about the toll the disease takes on his marriage and family; Le offers a general picture of what most patients can expect with their illness. The book concludes with Lippe and Le’s reflections on their partnership in treating cancer, lessons they have learned, and their thoughts about the positive things that sometimes emerge from illness.

Pancreatic Cancer offers clear explanations of what the disease is, describes what people with the disease will feel physically and mentally, and discusses current treatments and future directions of research. The authors hope that their honest yet hopeful perspective will help all people with cancer and those who care about them.

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