Beating Melanoma: A Five-Step Survival Guide

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Paperback, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2011, ISBN13 9780801898907, ISBN10 0801898900

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Dr. Steven Q. Wang, a world-renowned skin cancer expert, provides an essential guide for people with melanoma and their families.

The books unique, practical format approaches the disease in two phases, just as people with melanoma need to do. First comes a step-by-step guide for what Dr. Wang calls the "mad rush" phasean intense and stressful period from diagnosis to completing initial treatment. Dr. Wang's calm guidance helps readers through this critical time, using an easy to understand plan for ensuring optimal treatment and survival outcomes. Once the mad rush phase is over, the "marathon phase" beginslife resumes its normal shape but with lingering concerns about new melanoma and metastases. Here Dr. Wang addresses common questions about prevention and prognosis.

Beating Melanoma offers current research in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of melanoma; photographs of different kinds of skin cancers; and a readable narrative that demystifies everything from the pathology report to the stages of cancer. The only book to outline detailed instructions for melanoma patients at all stages of their disease, it is a guide that people with melanoma will turn to with confidence.

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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: Mar 15, 2011
ISBN-13: 9780801898907
ISBN-10: 0801898900
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 124
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.36
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3
Walmart No.: 9780801898907
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