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Colon & Rectal Cancer
Colon & Rectal Cancer

Colon & Rectal Cancer

From Diagnosis to Treatment


160 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

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

Publication Date: December 2018

ISBN 9781943886838

Rights: WOR

Addicus Books (Dec 2018)


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An authoritative and up-to-date reference for the newly diagnosed

This handy, reassuring guide helps recently diagnosed patients answer pressing questions, such as: How far advanced is the disease? What tests are involved? What treatments will be recommended? This fully updated third edition is a quick, reliable reference that helps decipher confusing and intimidating medical jargon and explains the most current procedures and treatment options.  Among these are the increasingly popular trend of using chemotherapy and radiation prior to surgery, targeted therapies involving newer drugs that limit their focus to the cancer cells, the use of laparoscopic surgery, and latest approaches in radiation therapy, chemotherapy drugs, and immunotherapy. This work also reviews symptoms and risk factors for colon cancer, how the disease may be prevented, and pros and cons of various treatments.

Author Biography

Paul Ruggieri, M.D. is a board-certified general surgeon in private practice in southeastern Massachusetts. Dr. Ruggieri received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ruggieri completed his surgical internship and residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. After his medical training, Dr. Ruggieri joined the Army and was stationed at the U.S. Army hospital in Fort Polk, Louisiana. During his time in the military, he rose to the rank of major, received the Army Commendation and Meritorious Service Medals, and became the chief of the department of surgery. In 1995, Dr. Ruggieri entered a private surgical practice near Nashville, Tennessee. In 1998, he returned to his native New England to join a surgical group in southeastern Massachusetts. Dr. Ruggieri is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also the co-author of A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders (Addicus Books, 2010) and is the author of The Surgery Handbook: A Guide to Understanding Your Operation (Addicus Books, 1999, Confessions of a Surgeon (Berkley, 2012.) Addison R. Tolentino, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist with the Avera Medical Group Oncology and Hematology in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is board-certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine in the following specialties: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. Dr. Tolentino is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in Manila. He completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center New York. He completed his fellowship from Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York.