Cancer Survivor Diary Journal Blog
Life after Cancer diary entries by Hugh Cook, author of the cancer memoir CANCER PATIENT.
Life after cancer entries are in chronological order. In 2005, Hugh Cook underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the large B-cell variety, a cancer, in his case, of the central nervous system: the brain and the spinal cord. The first entry in this sequence is dated December 2005, by which time the cancer was in remission. href="http://zenvirus.com/life-after-cancer/life-after-cancer.html" href="http://life-after-cancer.zenvirus.com href="http://life-after-cancer.zenvirus.com/life-after-cancer.html www life after cancer com life after cancer comm lifeaftercancer life aftercancer lifeafter cancer cancer survivor's diary blog journal online LIFE AFTER CANCER firstname.lastname@example.org
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A meditation on survivorhood
Ask your public library to buy CANCER PATIENT - a medical memoir of potential interest to cancer patients, their friends and family. This book would be a very good addition to your local library or university library.
Author: Hugh Cook
Title: Cancer Patient
CANCER PATIENT is an autobiographical account of one patient's experience of cancer, dealing with initial problems, the quest for a diagnosis, the diagnosis itself, treatment and the achievement of remission.
The book concludes with a chapter of advice for patients, focusing on the issue of obtaining and processing all the information the patient needs to get a grip on.
This book should be of particular interest to cancer patients, their family and friends, and to people working in the oncology field.
The specific cancer dealt with is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the large B-cell variety, a cancer, in this patient's case, of the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord.
The book deals with, amongst other things, the experience of having chemotherapy with methotrexate, vincristine and Ara-C, the experience of radiation therapy, with the use of the oral steroid dexamethasone (prescribed to reduce swelling of the brain) and with eyesight problems associated with the cancer.
The book includes an account of having brain surgery under a general anesthetic - the author underwent neurosurgery in the form of a brain biopsy.
The book also includes a description of having a lumbar puncture (a spinal tap).
The author, Hugh Cook, is a novelist who has been writing and publishing novels for twenty-five years.
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