Second Opinions: Stories of Intuition and Choice in the Changing World of Medicine
Second Opinions: Stories of Intuition and Choice in the Changing World of Medicine By Jerome Groopman, M.D.
Penguin USA (Paper), 2001, 256 pages
A Harvard Medical School professor and a cancer researcher, Dr. Groopman combines his scientific experience and communication skills in exploring how patients and their doctors make critical medical decisions. Told from the physician's perspective, the eight real-life narratives reflect the ambiguities and complexities inherent in medical science, the promise and limitations of new treatments and the current state of the healthcare delivery system.
For more information: http://www.jeromegroopman.com/second-opinions.html
Having Children After Cancer:How to Make Informed Choices before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams
Having Children After Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams by Gina M. Shaw
Celestial Arts; 1 edition, 2011
ISBN-10: 158761054X ISBN-13: 978-1587610547
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, many doctors and patients rush full-speed ahead into treatment, giving minimal attention to the potential fertility implications. Luckily, the field of oncofertility is growing quickly, and medical writer Gina Shaw, herself a cancer survivor, is ready to unravel the complex and evolving issues involved in pre- and post-cancer fertility and family-building options-for both men and women. Having Children After Cancer gives all the tools to: Understand how different cancers can affect fertility Identify which treatments?chemo, radiation, and surgery?can potentially impair your fertility Discuss fertility-sparing treatment options with your doctor Select the fertility preservation method that's right for you-from freezing eggs, embryos,and sperm to preserving ovarian tissue Analyze the chances of getting pregnant-using natural methods and with in vitro fertilization Determine the best time to get pregnant (and which drug therapies to avoid while doing so) Have a healthy post-cancer pregnancyNavigate surrogacy and what to tell prospective candidates about your medical history Consider adoption and learn about survivor-friendly adoption programs and countries Find sample medical letters and other insurance-company red-tape busting information Think through the implications of mother- and fatherhood after cancer Figure out how to talk to your children about the big C