Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis

Catamenial Pneumothorax

Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis

In 1958 100 women were written up in the literature with endometriosis on the lung causing it to fill up with fluid and collapse. Catamenial pneumothorax was considered extremely rare, but actually an under-recognized manifestation of catamenial ectopic endometriosis. 2016 record numbers of women have been diagnosed globally with menstrual lung collapse and other presentations referred to as Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome. KIRKUS REVIEW A plainspoken chronicle of living with a dreadful case of a difficult-to-diagnosis disease. What started as a minor pain just below her ribs would soon begin to impact the authors breathing, and she was eventually diagnosed with pulmonary endometriosis. Endometriosis usually affects the mucous membrane of the uterus, but it can also be a traveler, with endometrial implants attaching themselves to the colon and the lungs. The tissue of the implants sheds, causing a monthly flow of blood that can lead to lung collapse. Desiring to call attention to the little-known disease, the author vibrantly recalls her 13-year struggle with the illness, the three major surgeries she underwent (in Army, Navy and Air Force hospitals) and the seven chest-tube procedures. She charts her progress and backslides, the expression of her symptoms and her close brushes with death. She also includes the surgeons narrative summaries of her operations. During her protracted battle with the disease, she faced countless debilitating procedures, including colonic resections and an abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Though it may be expected that a military officer address each piece of new bad news with dignity and resolve, readers will still be impressed by Wallaces fortitude, as well as the thoughtful, caring impulse that prompted her to write this book: to alert other women to this obscure, diagnostic nightmare of an illness. A slim but sharp and valuable little book that will go a long way toward helping those who suffer from pulmonary endometriosis. Kirkus Discoveries August 31, 2006 First book published on Pulmonary Endometriosis/Catamenial Pneumothorax

Handbook of Oncology Social Work

Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer

Handbook of Oncology Social Work

The development of this inaugural Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People With Cancer provides a repository of the scope of oncology social workers' clinical practice, education, research, policy and program leadership in the psychosocial care of people with cancer and their families. It focuses on the unique synergy of social work perspectives, values, knowledge, and skills with the psychosocial needs of cancer patients, their families, and the health care systems in which they are treated. It addresses both the science and art of psychosocial care and identifies the increasing specialization of oncology social work related to its unique knowledge base, skills, role, and the progressive complexity of psychosocial challenges for patients with cancer. This Handbook equips the reader with all that we know today in oncology social work about patient and family centered care, distress screening, genetics, survivorship, care coordination, sociocultural and economic diversity, legal and ethical matters, clinical work with adults living with cancer, cancer across the lifespan, their caregivers and families, pediatrics, loss and grief, professional career development, leadership, and innovation. Our hope is that in reading this Handbook you will identify new areas where each of you can leave your mark as innovators and change agents in our evolving field of practice.

Endometriosis For Dummies

Endometriosis For Dummies

Get the empowering info that puts you in control Take charge and take comfort in knowing how to live well with endometriosis Diagnosing and living with endometriosis isn't easy, but this disease doesn't have to rule your life. This book helps you find out and recognize typical symptoms. Plus, you'll get up-to-date info on traditional and alternative treatments -- ranging from medications and surgeries to acupuncture and massages. The authors provide plenty of compassionate advice on dealing with the pain and emotional issues, so you can enjoy life. Discover how to * Evaluate treatment options * Enhance your chances of getting pregnant * Manage the pain * Make lifestyle changes to minimize symptoms * Deal with the emotional and financial challenges

Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis

Brain Cancer

Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis

This eighth volume in the series Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis discusses in detail the classification of the CNS tumors as well as brain tumor imaging. Scientists and Clinicians have contributed state of the art chapters on their respective areas of expertise, providing the reader a whole field view of the CNS tumors and brain tumor imaging in Europe. This fully illustrated volume: Explains the genetics of malignant brain tumors and gene amplification using quantitative-PCR; Presents a large number of standard and new imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, amide proton transfer imaging, positron emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, magnetic resonance single voxel spectroscopy and intraoperative ultrasound imaging, for staging and diagnosing various primary and secondary brain cancers; Explains the usefulness of imaging methods for planning and monitoring (assessment) therapy for cancers; Discusses diagnosis and treatment of primary CNS lymphomas, CNS atypical teratoid/rhabdoid and CNS Rosai-Dorfman disease; Includes the subject of translational medicine. Professor Hayat has summarized the problems associated with the complexities of research publications and has been successful in editing a must-read volume for oncologists, cancer researchers, medical teachers and students of cancer biology.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Foundations and Evidence-Based Interventions

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention

Provide whole care to your cancer patients with: Up-to-date information on the uses of diet, nutrition, and herbs Elucidations of the use of mind-body therapies such as Guided Imagery, Expressive Therapies, and spirituality Legal and medical guidance for incorporating Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Ayurvedic Medicine in cancer care According to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2004), up to 80% of cancer patients undergoing treatment by oncologists and radiation therapists also supplement their treatments with complementary and integrative medicines (CIM). Dr. Marc S. Micozzi has designed this text to provide a comprehensive resource for students and practitioners on the evidence for and applications of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies. This is the first integrative oncology text for health professionals, and as such, it is essential reading for the incorporation of evidence-based practice into the care of patients with cancer and toward the prevention of cancer in the general population.

Comprehensive Cytopathology E-Book

Comprehensive Cytopathology E-Book

This best-selling book provides you with a comprehensive guide to the diagnostic applications of exfoliative and aspiration cytology. The book takes a systemic approach and covers the recognized normal and abnormal cytological findings encountered in a particular organ. Appropriate histopathological correlations and a consideration of the possible differential diagnosis accompany the cytological findings. The book is lavishly illustrated, making it the perfect practical resource for daily reference in the laboratory. Provides an accessible guide to diagnostic investigation and screening. Includes a summary of major diagnostic criteria and discusses the pitfalls and limitations of cytology. Utilizes a consistent chapter structure to make finding the answers you need quick and easy. Provides updates to crucial chapters to keep you on top of the latest diagnosis and techniques. Incorporates differential diagnosis tables for easy comparison/contrast of diagnoses. Offers more than 1800 full-color images depicting a full range of normal and abnormal findings. Discusses new concepts on molecular basis of neoplasia. Explores the role of cytogenetics in cancer development.

Healthwise for Life

A Self-Care Guide for People Age 50 and Better

Healthwise for Life


Sass cancer Back

Living with Spirit

Sass cancer Back

Sass cancer Back: Living with Spirit is a medically detailed and hysterically funny story of the author´s mind-body-spirit approach to taking on advanced uterine cancer. For the mind, medical details about endometrial cancer and clinical trials, as well as complex surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment information are presented in an easy-to-understand and often lighthearted style. The author also provides questions to ask the oncologist and hilarious perspectives on the patient-oncologist relationship. For the body, she shares tips and recipes for addressing fatigue, appetite, pain and the many physical issues cancer and its treatment present. Here too humor lightens a dark subject. Throughout the book, the author shares how her joyous spirit was protected by faith and prayers. Filled with hope, confidence and refreshing laughter, Sass cancer Back removes the "Big C" from a cancer diagnosis.

Guide to Life After 50, 60, 70 & Beyond for Dummies

Guide to Life After 50, 60, 70 & Beyond for Dummies

The fun and easy way to live life after 50. Filled with smart tips and secrets custom-made for you! This book covers virtually everything from health to money, travel, and more!

Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition

Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition

Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Cancer Epidemiology and Research. The editors have built Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cancer Epidemiology and Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.