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Cancers of the Head and Neck
Cancers of the Head and Neck

Cancers of the Head and Neck

From Diagnosis to Treatment

MEDICAL

190 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN 9781943886821

Rights: WOR

Addicus Books (Mar 2019)

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Overview

A compassionate, informative manual for patients and their loved ones

William Lydiatt, M.D. and Perry Johnson, M.D., have worked with thousands of head and neck cancer patients. They understand the emotional turmoil patients and families go through after a cancer diagnosis, and they know that keeping patients informed relieves stress. Topics they cover in this book include: getting a diagnosis, the importance of early detection, and staging cancer in order to determine the best treatments. They also discuss treatments, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and experimental treatments through clinical trials.

Author Biography

Perry Johnson, M.D., is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon as well as an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He practices at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. His areas of expertise include reconstruction after head and neck cancer or breast cancer. William Lydiatt, M.D., is a board-certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. He practices head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, and Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He also teaches and performs research at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. His research interests include the prevention of cancer and improving the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients. Dr. Lydiatt received his undergraduate degree in biology from Stanford University, then his medical degree and residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery from the University of Nebraska. He also completed a two-year fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Lydiatt is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and American Head and Neck Society. He serves on the American Joint Commission on Cancer Staging Subcommittee for head and neck cancer staging; he is a reviewer for six specialty journals. Dr. Lydiatt has authored thirty scientific publications and given dozens of local, national, and international presentations on head and neck cancer.