Women's Cancers: How to Prevent Them,
How to Treat Them, How to Beat Them
Kerry A. McGinn, R.N., N.P. and Pamela J. Haylock, R.N.
Presented in straightforward, textbook fashion by two nurses--one a survivor of breast
cancer and the other a daughter of a cancer patient--Women's Cancers is an easy-to-use
resource guide designed to help women diagnosed with or at risk for lung, colorectal, breast,
pelvic, uterine, ovarian, vaginal, vulvar, and rare gynecologic cancers. The book begins with
a simple overview of potential causes for cancer, explaining how it spreads once contracted.
The importance of early detection and the three phases of the diagnostic process--detection,
diagnosis, and staging and grading--are included, along with explanations of common tests used
to detect cancers, including mammograms, Pap smears, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI). The authors provide information to help readers find the right team of doctors to both
beat cancer and recover afterwards. Alternative methods of healing are also addressed--such
as herbal therapy--as are psychological, physical and spiritual approaches.