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Surviving the cancer system : an empowering guide to taking control of your care

Author: Mark R Fesen
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 8.4 million Americans alive today have suffered from or currently suffer from cancer. Newly diagnosed patients and their loved ones are in for a long battle?not only against the disease but against a healthcare system that can be impersonal and frighteningly complicated to navigate. How can patients ensure they get the care they so desperately need? Informed  Read more...
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Fesen, Mark R.
Surviving the cancer system.
New York : AMACOM, ©2009
(DLC) 2009009838
(OCoLC)290435828
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Fesen
ISBN: 9780814413579 0814413579
OCLC Number: 430199861
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
Contents: Author's Note; Acknowledgments; 1 Surviving the System: You're Fighting More Than an Illness; 2 The Sudden Cancer Panic Syndrome: Don't Pay the High Price of Panic; 3 Your Most Important Relationship: How Your Oncologist Measures Up; 4 Cooperation and Consensus: Bonding with Your Oncology Team; 5 Understanding Cancer: It's Not Just One Disease; 6 Major Cancer Centers: What Every Patient Should Know; 7 Insurance Angles: Making the System Work for You; 8 Chemotherapy, Radiation, Surgery: Innovations, Promises, and Pitfalls; 9 The Pharmaceutical Industry: Friend or Foe?
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With his candid advice, this book shows patients to learn: choose the right team of doctors and ask the right questions; understand cancer as both a disease and a business; develop greater  Read more...

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