Well-Being and Well-Dying, Cancel the Cancer
Min Young Lee
Panic is the common initial reaction from a person diagnosed with cancer. Most patients, with a lack of knowledge about the nature of cancer and the treatment options, become anxious to learn about cancer and how to overcome the notorious disease.
However, it is not easy for cancer patients to gain a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and medical knowledge about cancer. The main reason is that the information needed is scattered in many different resources, and the information is complex and difficult for ordinary people to understand.
In an attempt to help ordinary people understand cancer and its medical science, the author has written this book in an easy-to-understand style, so that patients can manage cancer more effectively in their life time.
Providing information for patients to understand the why, how, and what with each step of treatment plan, as well as a realistic range of possible outcomes, is very important. Information can help patients reduce anxiety and give patients a greater sense of ownership in their treatment process. The sense of ownership is imperative to growing a positive attitude for patients fighting cancer.
This book is a one-stop shop, easy-to-understand guidebook for cancer patients to understand:
- Why and how do people get the cancer?
- Can we prevent the cancer?
- What is the difference between cancer and other diseases?
- What should we do if cancer is diagnosed or progressed?
- How can we treat the cancer?
- Where does the cancer treatment end?
- Prologue, Acknowledgement, and Recommendation
- Diagram — How People are Exposed to Toxic Chemical Substances, and How Cancer Cells are Formed After Gene Mutations Occurred by Active Toxic Chemical Compounds
- Toxicology and Potential Toxic Substances in Daily Life
- Toxic Substances and Biochemical Reactions in the Body
- Factors Affecting the Cause of Disease and the Cure of Disease
- Start of Cancer and Patients' Ordeal
- Types of Cancer Diagnosed
- Understanding of Anti-Cancer Drugs and Treatment
- Chemotherapy and Management of Quality of Life
- Clinical Trials for Cancer Patients
- Quality of Life
- Hospice and Palliative Care
- Policies for Patients
- Assessment on Risk/Benefit/Cost of Medical Treatments
- Cancer Risk, Sign or Symptom, Detection, and Support
- The Right for Patients to Opt for Death?
- The War Against Cancer
Readership: The book is an easy-to-read roadmap for cancer patients to understand why people could develop cancer, the different types of cancer, anticancer drugs and treatment plans upon diagnosis. The book also covers the importance on quality of life, hospice care and palliative care for terminal patients.
- This book is a one-stop shop, easy-to-understand guidebook for cancer patients
- This book explains important concepts about cancer such as the onset of cancer, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, recovering from cancer, the recurrence of cancer, rehabilitation programs, and pathways to the end of life
- Provides information for patients to understand why, how, and what with each step of treatment plan, as well as a realistic range of possible outcome. This helps to reduce anxiety and give patients a greater sense of ownership in their treatment process