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Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs
Milestones, lessons and inspiration for patients, family, friends andsurvivors
- Cancer is the world’s biggest health problem, manifesting at an ever-increasing rate, and alongside the human cost is an enormous economic impact. With so much information available this detailed guide demystifies cancer treatment and highlights the rate of progress the scientific and medical communities are making in their understanding of cancer and, therefore, how best to treat it.
Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs gives the reader an overview of the disease—how and why people develop cancer—and how treatment has evolved throughout history. It covers recent treatment breakthroughs including early diagnosis and testing through to surgical techniques, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, combination treatments, personalised medicine, clinical trials, and psychosocial oncology. Each chapter contains a detailed case study that shares someone’s experience with that treatment, as well as interviews with internationally recognised experts in their fields.
Authors Tim Ladhams and Jackey Coyle also explore living with cancer and how to build resilience after cancer treatment, with evidence-based tips for exercising, eating well, complementary treatments, sleeping better and simple recipes and ideas for maximising nutrition during this time. Families and friends will find ways to support someone with cancer and improve quality of life with palliative care.
- Tim Ladhams is the editor of Inside Small Business and is responsible for all the publication’s online content and its quarterly magazine. He turned to journalism after a long career—including management roles—in hospitality, insurance and credit management. Born and brought up in the United Kingdom, Tim moved to Australia in 2008 and recently moved from Melbourne to the Grampians in regional Victoria. He was driven to researching the themes in this book after losing his father to cancer soon after coming to Australia.
Jackey Coyle is obsessed by stories, whether to do with history, medicine, science, wellbeing, travel or music. She is a writer, researcher and broadcaster who has earned a master’s (writing and literature). Her fiction and nonfiction feature in books, magazines, anthologies and journals, including health and wellbeing since 2001. With her mother a nurse and her father a physicist, Jackey has been immersed in medicine and science from her earliest memories. She
began to investigate cancer when her younger sister died within 11 months of diagnosis. As she listened to more and more family and friends’ stories of their cancer journeys, she thought about how body and mind interact throughout illness, recovery and survivorship. Jackey is the author of In the End: A practical guide to dying.
- * A guide to cancer for patients, family, friends and survivors that includes the range of cutting-edge treatments now available and the ways that someone can build their own resilience after treatment or support someone else. This book demystifies cancer treatment and highlights the rate of progress the scientific and medical communities are making in their understanding of cancer and how best to treat it.
* A health title with broad appeal: According to the Australian govenment, in 2021 it is estimated that 150,782 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (80,371 males and 70,411 females). It is estimated that around 2 in 5 people (or 43%) will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Australia consistently ranks in the top countries in the world for early detection and excellent treatment—we have the lowest cancer mortality rate in the world and our policy and planning infrastructure within our healthcare system comes out on top globally.
* Includes: the latest research on cancer treatments and how they can effectively be combined, including expert insights from international medical professionals; case studies with chapters on psychosocial oncology and living with cancer, and tips on emotional and practical strategies for those undergoing cancer treatment, and the friends and family who go on that journey with them; and evidence-based tips for exercising, eating well, complementary treatments, sleeping better and simple recipes and ideas for maximising nutrition during treatment.
* Coincides with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (February 2022) and World Cancer Day on 4 February 2022 and will have corresponding media and social media activity.
* Coverage in national newspapers including The Guardian, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The West Australian,The Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail and more.
* Radio including the show ‘Radiotherapy’ on RRR-FM and ABC Radio National.
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