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David Khayat, Odilon Wenger, Dominique Delfieu

Cancer Guide

On receiving a cancer diagnosis, most patients feel the world has come crashing down. Yet, cancer can be treated and increasingly longer periods of remission are being obtained, and it can sometimes even be cured.
Following a cancer diagnosis, patients must learn to face the disease and live with it to the best of their ability. The first steps to be taken are: understanding the disease, choosing where to be treated, establishing a partnership with one’s physician, and assessing the psychological impact. Patients must also understand their rights and follow the correct administrative procedures.
This book will prove to be an indispensable personal, medical and administrative guide to cancer.
It provides clear, accessible definitions of different forms of cancer treatment and of the technical terms a patient is likely to encounter. Also included here are one hundred questions with answers concerning hospital care, employers, health insurance, home care, etc.

David Khayat is a professor at the University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie and the head of the cancerology department at the Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpetrière, in Paris. He is the author of Les Chemins de l’espoir (2003).
Dominique Delfieu is a general practitioner and the head of MG Cancer, a cancer information network.
Francis Odilon Wenger is a journalist. He has specialised in the economics of healthcare for twenty-five years.