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Ovarian Cancer

  • Ovarian Cancer: Your Guide to Taking Control (May 2003) is garnering impressive reviews from gynecologic oncologists and patient organizations. This comprehensive book gives patients the crucial information they need to make treatment decisions that can save or prolong their lives. This book highlights what is known, the current treatment controversies, and questions to ask your doctor, as well as in-depth resources.

  • Library Journal's enthusiastic review recommends purchase by public and health libraries.

  • Rave prepublication reviews available from:
    • J. Max Austin, Jr., M.D., President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 2002-3.
    • Stephen Rubin, Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Patricia Goldman, Executive Director, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
    • Herbert Kotz, M.D., Consultant Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute
    • Martha Lipshitz, Board member, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
    • Gregory Garber, M.S.W., Cancer Counseling Service, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Ronald D. Alvarez, M.D., Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • "Ten Things to Do If You Suspect You Have Ovarian Cancer" is an excerpt from the book available for your review process.

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  • The newsletter of the Cancer Librarians Section of the MLA features an article about the Beginnings of Patient-Centered Guides. That article also includes links to a number of cancer patient resources, such as cancer support groups, MAMM magazine, pediatric follow-up clinics, cancer bibliography, an article on the "Medical Uses of Hope," and more. The article begins on Page 9.

  • The PDF version of our Fall/Winter catalog features library reviews of backlist titles.

  • The full online catalog of Patient-Centered Guides titles.

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