After You Hear It’s Cancer offers a step-by-step guide for recently diagnosed patients and their families as they embark on this arduous journey. The authors integrate cutting-edge research with the perspectives of numerous cancer patients to provide an empathic, but pragmatic handbook that should be required reading for every cancer patient.
Melanoma is a deadly disease, and rates of diagnosis have been rising for the last 30 years. This story of one couple’s battle to beat melanoma illustrates how a new treatment, immunotherapy, can defeat even aggressive forms of the disease. With vivid firsthand accounts from their diaries, as well as Claudia’s intimate narrative of the ups and downs of cancer treatment, this book will be a ready resource for melanoma patients and their families.
So many families are considered blended these days, and yet many parenting books don’t consider the roles and responsibilities of step-parents and step-parenting. While this book looks at the common parenting issues, it pays special attention to the needs of a new marriage and the centrality of that relationship in making the family unit work.
Written for patients and family members, this book deals with the toll depression takes on physical health, essentially accelerating the aging process, bringing on or worsening age-related health problems such as stroke, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. It offers readers practical guidance for prevention and treatment.
African Americans and Depression helps to uncover the realities of depression among African Americans, and the various ways in which sufferers and their families address, or don’t address, it. The authors provide guidance for understanding the illness, suggestions on how to heal and recover holistically, and pathways for getting help.
Childhood Speech and Language Disorders: Supporting Children and Families on the Path to Communication By Suzanne M. Ducharme
As more and more same-sex couples marry, their parents may need to learn new strategies for continuing healthy relationships with their children and their partners. This book offers a guide to understanding same-sex marriage and, through firsthand accounts, how natal family relationships change, yet can be loving and supportive.
Catching Cancer introduces readers to the investigators who created a medical revolution—a new way of looking at cancer and its causes. Featuring interviews with notable scientists such as Harald zur Hausen, Barry Marshall, Robin Warren, and others, the book tells the story of their struggles, their frustrations, and finally the breakthroughs that helped form some of the most profound changes in the way we view cancer.
Lung cancer is a disease long associated with smokers, but, the fact of the matter is, it can strike anyone. This book describes how this cancer develops, what the warning signs are, and how it can be treated. It serves as an excellent introduction for both patients and their loved ones.