Lung Cancer

The topic at Community Medical School, Tuesday, April 21, 2009, is “Shadows and Light: Imaging in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment” by Jeffrey Klein, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Thoracic Radiology.

A search of the University Libraries catalog reveals many books on the topic. The following titles can be found in Dana’s collection:

cancerImproving care for the end of life : a sourcebook for health care managers and clinicians by Joanne Lynn. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Dana Book Stacks WY 152 I335

“Health care professionals seeking to improve the quality of life for those living with serious illness and nearing the end of life will find exactly what their organization needs in the second edition of this acclaimed book by Dr. Joanne Lynn and her colleagues. Improving Care for the End of Life provides expert guidance on how to make significant improvements now, at all levels of the health care system from the bedside and the hospital to the health care policy and legislative arenas by using the rapid-cycle breakthrough approach to change. The ideas are proven, and the stories of teams that have put them to use will inspire and enlighten.

New to the second edition: New chapters to address issues of growing interest such as continuity of care, and the special needs of dementia patients and their loved ones. Details on trajectories of care and how these affect decisions at the end of life Updated and expanded information on pain management, advance care planning, ventilator withdrawal, depression and delirium, advanced heart and lung disease, and more Scores of new insights, measurement approaches, and tips based on the experiences of hundreds of improvement teams nationwide Thoroughly updated references

The sourcebook speaks to all managers of health care systems serving people with serious illnesses, including doctors in offices, nurse managers on hospital units, social workers in long-term care facilities, administrators of home care and hospice agencies, hospital chaplains, directors of volunteer services, and others.”
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lungca1Lung cancer : making sense of diagnosis, treatment, and options by Lorraine Johnston; Beijing ; Cambridge [Mass.] : O’Reilly, 2001.
Dana Consumer Health Collection, WF 658 J72L (VT Residents May Borrow for Free)

“Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., with over 170,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Despite this, it receives little attention from the media and little sympathy from the public. Those with lung cancer suffer more blame and stigma than other cancer patients, even though 50 percent of them are former smokers or have never smoked. Treatments for lung cancer can significantly impact quality of life, and the prognosis for some types and stages of lung cancer, using standard treatments, can be daunting.

In straightforward language, “Lung Cancer: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment & Options addresses medical, emotional, and support needs, often in the words of patients and families themselves. Topics include:

  • Diagnosis and medical tests
  • Characteristics of the lung cancers, factors in prognosis, and the various subtypes and staging systems for the disease
  • Treatments, including standard treatments for the subtypes, as well as emerging research and promising treatments now in clinical trials
  • Side effects and long-term effects of treatment, including how to cope and how to improve quality of life
  • Emotional responses to diagnosis, treatment, remission, possible recurrence, and other aspects of dealing with the condition, including stories from dozens of families living with lung cancer
  • Getting support from family, friends, employers, and the broader community
  • Comprehensive list of lung cancer resources: organizations, print, online sites
  • Other resources, including a pull-out Cancer Survivor’s Treatment Record, glossary, bibliography, and technical appendices

Author and patient advocate Lorraine Johnston, with her background in life sciences, emphasizes using knowledge to dispel fear. The content has been reviewed by top medical experts and physicians in the field. Those who read this book will encounter medical facts simply explained, advice to ease their daily life, and tools to be strong advocates for themselves or a family member.”
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lungca2Living with lung cancer : a guide for patients and their families by Barbara G. Cox, David T. Carr, and Robert E. Lee; Gainesville, Fla. : Triad Pub. Co., 1998.
Dana Consumer Health Collection WF 658  C877L
(VT Residents May Borrow for Free)

“Covers diagnosis, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, alternative therapies, nutrition, stress, and prognoses.”
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