More than 221,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States this year alone, and this book emphasizes that all patients should be well-informed decision-makers in planning their own treatment. Covering everything from risk factors to living well after cancer treatment, this pocket-sized reference includes chapters on causes of lung cancer, early detection, diagnosis and staging, and treatment. This new edition is updated with the latest patient treatment guidelines, provides critical questions to ask a health care team, and includes an advanced glossary of cancer-related terms.
The American Cancer Society is a grassroots organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, rehabilitation, and advocacy. Its goals emphasize prevention, early detection, and screening; comprehensive treatment information; answers to questions about insurance, money, and planning for the future; and strategies for coping with the physical symptoms and emotional effects of cancer. They are based in Atlanta.