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The Intelligent Patient Guide to Colorectal Cancer

The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer

by Michael E. Pezim MD and David Owen MD

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The second edition of the book on colorectal cancer (colon and rectal cancer) in the Intelligent Patient Guide series. Patients who take an active part in making decisions about their treatment are better able to deal with their illness than are patients who give control to their doctors. The book provides information on all aspects of colon and rectal cancer and equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. Topics include: what cancer is, the symptoms your doctor watches for, how you can prevent colorectal cancer, which screening test is best and when it should be started, when to have surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, which treatments to avoid, what actually happens when you undergo surgery, possible complications of surgery, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, alternative treatments, and psychological effects of colorectal cancer.

Dr. Pezim is the Medical Director of the Pezim Clinic, an intestinal diagnostic and treatment centre in Vancouver. He received his MD from the University of Toronto and surgical training at the University of British Columbia. He was a surgical fellow in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Pezim was an Associate Professor of Surgery and Head of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of British Columbia and a Consultant to the BC Cancer Agency.

Dr. Owen is a Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and a consultant pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency. He received his medical and pathology training at St. Thomas' Hospital Medical School in London, England. Dr. Owen has long been a favourite teacher of pathologist-in-training and is regarded as one of the most capable gastrointestinal pathologists in North America.

"It was my oncologist who first suggested this priceless book . . . and it has been a great help to me."
- Patient

"We learned more from this book than from seven years of dealing with doctors."
- Patient

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Trade Paperback
Second Edition
ISBN: 978-0-969612-57-5
6 x 9 in. - 400 pages
US $34.95
CDN $34.95