100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma
100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma offers an in-depth and personal look at mesothelioma from the perspective of a doctor, a widow of a patient, and a career caregiver of patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma.
The amount of information and support available for mesothelioma is relatively low in comparison to other forms of cancer. 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma bridges that gap by giving an extensive overview of the disease as well as explanations of certain medical terms and procedures that you will encounter when dealing with mesothelioma. This comprehensive book discusses the basics of mesothelioma, diagnosis and treatment options, legal rights of victims, and copings skills for both the victims and their families.
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About the Authors:
Dr. Harvey I. Pass is a leading physician in the study and treatment of mesothelioma. He is the Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Wayne State University, Head of Thoracic Oncology at Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the John A. Dingell VA Hospital in Detroit. Much of Dr. Pass’s research and published works deal with lung cancer and the molecular genetics of malignant pleural mesothelioma and novel protocols for its treatment. Dr. Pass is also the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). You can view his full profile here.
Laura Roy, RN, BSN, OCN, is the clinical coordinator for the Thoracic Oncology Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. For the past 16 years her nursing career has focused on the care of oncology patients with a primary emphasis on the care and treatment of patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Sue Vento is the widow of Congressman Bruce Vento, who died of mesothelioma on October 10, 2000. Vento is a member of the MARF board of directors and the Chair of the Coalition to Protect Victims of Mesothelioma. She offers her experiences and first-hand insights on how family members and care givers can cope when dealing with the tragedy of mesothelioma.