Table of Contents

Foreword.
Preface.
Introduction.
Diagnosis and treatment: what you can expect.
Cancer: where does it come from?.
Diagnostic tests and staging studies: gathering information.
Making decisions about treatment: how success is measured.
Weighing the long-term risks and benefits of treatment.
Conventional treatments: an overview.
Molecular targeted therapy.
Clinical research trials: what they're all about.
Clinical case studies: four patient stories.
Afterword.
Appendix A. cancer molecular biology.
Appendix B. analyzing cost-effectiveness.
Appendix C. patient's checklist.