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The patient from hell : how I worked with my doctors to get the best of modern medicine, and how you can too

Author: Stephen Henry Schneider; Janica Lane
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Diagnosed with a rare cancer, Stephen Schneider tells how he worked with his doctors to get the best treatment possible and a brilliant critique of the flawed system under which most doctors must now practice.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Stephen Henry Schneider; Stephen Henry Schneider
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Henry Schneider; Janica Lane
ISBN: 0738210250 9780738210254
OCLC Number: 61247188
Notes: "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Description: xx, 300 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "But doctor, it takes three tests to find the bottom" --
This better not be serious-I've got a plane to catch --
Whew! the tests are negative, and I've got a plane to catch --
Taking my lumps: biopsy blues --
"Once per lethal disease": coping with chemo --
"How can you know I'm in remission?" --
What's so special about fifty-five? --
Graduation to the bone marrow unit --
"Zap it to me": staring into a Hiroshima-dose of radiation --
Hospital arrest --
My re-birthday --
How much risk is too much? --
Can't I stay another day? --
Darth Vader in pink --
A delicate balance --
Size matters --
In cancer, perfect is important --
"I think your kidneys did you a favor" --
A successful partnership --
You and your docs: allies, not adversaries.
Responsibility: Stephen H. Schneider, with Janica Lane.
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