The Melanoma Book
A Complete Guide to Prevention and TreatmentBook - 2005
From the founder and Co-Director of the renowned Columbia University Melanoma Center, the first comprehensive guide to help you preventand survivea diagnosis of melanoma.The fastest rising form of cancer worldwide, melanoma can strike at any age. Although rates of cure are higher than they used to be, experts often disagree about the best course of treatment and patients face a bewildering array of possibilitiesoften with precious little time to choose. Drawing on his years as one of the nations foremost researchers and specialists in the field of melanoma treatment, Dr. Howard L. Kaufman shares his easy- to-follow, whole-life plan for detecting melanoma early, making informed decisions after a diagnosis, and taking an active role in treatment. Praise The Melanoma Bookprovides a well-organized and thorough discussion of melanoma development, diagnosis and treatment that is geared at the patient level. It is sufficiently comprehensive, however, to also be of use the primary care practitioner... I predict that this unique book will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone personally, or with a family member or loved one, diagnosed with melanoma. --Michael B. Atkins, M.D. Director of Biologic Therapy and Cutaneous Oncology Programs Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School This book fills an important gap and provides a wealth of information for melanoma patients and care givers. It is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art summary of current knowledge, in which questions and concerns of patients are addressed in a clear and concise way. Many summaries and tables help the reader to grasp the complexity of the disease. --Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc. President, Society for Melanoma Research Professor and Program Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Information combined with experience and expertise yields knowledge; Dr. Kaufmans book provides the knowledge required for successfully coping with melanoma! --Stephen S. Roman Advisor to the Board, SynCure Cancer Research Foundation The melanoma field continues to advance rapidly making it increasingly difficult for patients and families to find the information they seek. Here Dr. Kaufman has compiled a vast amount of information and personal experiences into one, clearly written volume that will serve as an important resource for anyone looking for information on melanoma. --Paul B. Chapman, MD Head, Melanoma Section Clinical Immunology Service Department of Medicine Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Information is the weapon that patients and physicians alike depend upon in our common war upon melanoma, and Dr. Kaufman is to be commended for assembling this formidable resource for patients and families. --John Kirkwood, MD Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Dr. Kaufman has written a book that spells out in easily understood language what is known about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in our country - melanoma. Most importantly, he provides a guide for the newly diagnosed patient and his or her family to assist in their discussions with their doctors to make the most informed decision possible at a very difficult time. Well done Dr. Kaufman! --David C. Momrow, MPH Senior Vice President of Cancer Control Eastern Division, American Cancer Society
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2005.
Characteristics: x, 339 p. :,ill.