Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers Second Edition Richard C. Frank

Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Publication date:
11 Jun 2013
Yale University Press
328 pages: 235 x 156 x 21mm
23 b-w illus.
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A leading oncologist demystifies cancer with accurate, accessible, and honest information

Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices. In this invaluable book, a compassionate and knowledgeable physician explains what cancer is, which factors determine a patient’s prognosis, how cancer treatments work to eradicate cancer, why they sometimes fail, and what patients can do to optimize their own survival.
The second edition of this essential resource for patients and their families discusses new treatment options that have become available, including targeted therapies, immune therapies, and personalized cancer medicine. Information on the types of medicines used to fight cancer has been completely updated and revised; also included is a new section on alternative cancer therapies.
Winner of the 2010 American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award in the Health Care Professionals–Nonphysician category
Winner of the 2010 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication, given by the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association

Richard C. Frank, M.D., is director of cancer research at the Whittingham Cancer Center of Norwalk Hospital, medical director of Mid-Fairfield Hospice, and Clinical Assistant Attending at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has recently been appointed cancer expert for WebMD and was named a “Top Doc” in the New York Metro area by Castle and Connelly. Dr. Frank lives in Fairfield, CT.

"A book that will provide confidence and direction to people with cancer and their loved ones."—Diane Blum, CEO of the Lymphoma Research Foundation and Editor in Chief of

“This book has helped my dearest friends. It is a great compass!”— Joanne Woodward, Actress, Philanthropist