OverviewCreated by a prestigious panel of experts, this new book offers comprehensive coverage of colorectal cancer, the second most prevalent form of cancer in the world, which, with proper screening, is almost entirely preventable. It provides up-to-date, essential information about the disease, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment options, complementary and alternative therapies, coping, living well with cancer, caregiving, and much more. Throughout the text real cancer survivors offer their experience dealing with this disease, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
Author BiographyThe American Cancer Society is an organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. 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, Georgia. Bernard Levin, MD, is vice president for cancer prevention and population sciences at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Terri B. Ades, MS, APRN, AOCN, is director of cancer information at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, is director of prostate and colorectal cancer at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. Christopher H. Crane, MD, is associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Paulo M. Hoff, MD, FACP, is associate professor of medicine and deputy chairman of clinical research in the department of gastrointestinal medical oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Paul J. Limburg, MD, MPH, is assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. David A. Rothenberger, MD, is professor of surgery in the department of surgery, and chief of the division of colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, and associate director for clinical research and programs at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center in Minneapolis.