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Gilda's disease : sharing personal experiences and a medical perspective on ovarian cancer

Author: M Steven Piver; Gene Wilder
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gilda Radner, the popular star of "Saturday Night Live", died of ovarian cancer on May 20, 1989. When "Fighting Ovarian Cancer - Doctors Don't Know Who's at Risk, or Why" appeared in the Washington Post ten days later, the media had finally let ovarian cancer out of the closet. It could strike any woman, including a famous comedienne who meant so much to so many. Following the publication in the New York Times of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Piver, M. Steven.
Gilda's disease.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1996
(OCoLC)755288164
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Steven Piver; Gene Wilder
ISBN: 1573920894 9781573920896 076790138X 9780767901383
OCLC Number: 34753362
Description: 184 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Joanna Bull --
Introduction / M. Steven Piver --
Ch. 1. Gilda Radner: A Personal Perspective / Gene Wilder --
Ch. 2. Causes of Ovarian Cancer --
Ch. 3. Prevention of Ovarian Cancer --
Ch. 4. Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer --
Ch. 5. The Thirty Different Types of Ovarian Cancer: The Pathology of Ovarian Cancer --
Ch. 6. The Four Stages of Ovarian Cancer: Stages and Survival --
Ch. 7. Surgery of Ovarian Cancer: What Do I Need to Know? --
Ch. 8. First-Line Chemotherapy of Ovarian Cancer --
Ch. 9. Second-Look Surgery --
Ch. 10. Second-Line Chemotherapy --
Ch. 11. Alternative Therapies from Apricot Pits to Zen Macrobiotic Diet and Touch Therapy --
Ch. 12. Gene Therapy.
Responsibility: M. Steven Piver with Gene Wilder.

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Gilda Radner, the popular star of "Saturday Night Live", died of ovarian cancer on May 20, 1989. When "Fighting Ovarian Cancer - Doctors Don't Know Who's at Risk, or Why" appeared in the Washington Post ten days later, the media had finally let ovarian cancer out of the closet. It could strike any woman, including a famous comedienne who meant so much to so many. Following the publication in the New York Times of medical writer Larry Altman's article "Research Links Diet and Infertility Factors to Ovarian Cancer," Gilda's husband, Gene Wilder, wrote to the author to ask some pointed questions. Altman urged him to contact Dr. M. Steven Piver at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Wilder and Piver met over the phone and immediately recognized their shared common desire. From that time, they have worked together to communicate to the general public what is now known about ovarian cancer. When Dr. Piver decided to write Gilda's Disease, he asked Wilder to help him by sharing what he had learned during Gilda's struggle so that others might benefit from their ordeal.

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