Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs: Milestones, lessons and stories for patients, family, friends and survivors (Paperback)

Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs: Milestones, lessons and stories for patients, family, friends and survivors By Tim Ladham, Jackey Coyle Cover Image

Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs: Milestones, lessons and stories for patients, family, friends and survivors (Paperback)


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Amuch-needed manual for navigating different cancer treatments for patients, family, friends, carers and survivors.

Cancer is the world’s biggest health problem, manifesting at an ever-increasing rate, and alongside the human cost is an enormous economic impact. With so much information available this detailed guide demystifies cancer treatment and highlights the rate of progress the scientific and medical communities are making in their understanding of cancer and, therefore, how best to treat it.

Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs gives the reader an overview of the disease—how and why people develop cancer—and how treatment has evolved throughout history. It covers recent treatment breakthroughs including early diagnosis and testing through to surgical techniques, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, combination treatments, personalized medicine, clinical trials, and psychosocial oncology.

Each chapter contains a detailed case study that shares someone’s experience with that treatment, as well as interviews with internationally recognized experts in their fields. Authors Tim Ladhams and Jackey Coyle also explore living with cancer and how to build resilience after cancer treatment, with evidence-based tips for exercising, eating well, complementary treatments, sleeping better and simple recipes and ideas for maximizing nutrition during this time. Families and friends will find ways to support someone with cancer and improve quality of life with palliative care..
Jackey Coyle is obsessed by stories, whether to do with history, medicine, science, wellbeing, travel or music. She is a writer, researcher and broadcaster who has earned a master’s (writing and literature). Her fiction and nonfiction feature in books, magazines, anthologies and journals, including health and wellbeing since 2001. With her mother a nurse and her father a physicist, Jackey has been immersed in medicine and science from her earliest memories. She began to investigate cancer when her younger sister died within 11 months of diagnosis.

Tim Ladhams is the editor of Inside Small Business and is responsible for all the publication’s online content and its quarterly magazine. He turned to journalism after a long career—including management roles—in hospitality, insurance and credit management. Born and brought up in the United Kingdom, Tim moved to Australia in 2008. He was driven to research the themes in this book after losing his father to cancer.
Product Details ISBN: 9781925927825
ISBN-10: 1925927822
Publisher: Wilkinson Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2022
Pages: 280
Language: English
"A book that I would love to have had 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with cancer and felt so overwhelmed and underprepared. Tim Ladhams and Jackey Coyle have created a wonderful book that intelligently melds science, psychology and personal narratives to create a comprehensive overview of the current state of cancer research, medical treatments and management strategies. The manner in which the personal stories are woven throughout the book provides invaluable insights into the lived experiences of cancer sufferers and survivors. – Dr Sarah Francis, Director, Melbourne Mindfulness Institute

The only book that truly makes sense of the complexities of cancer. Informative, jargon-free and practical. – Alexandra Stewart, CEO, Centre for Cancer Nutrition