“Lung Cancer: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options, by Lorraine Johnston (published by O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2001; ISBN 0-596-50002-5) addresses in easy-to-understand language the medical, emotional, and support needs of a patient with lung cancer. Useful for patients themselves as well as their families and friends, caretakers, and survivors this patient guide is composed not only of a wealth of up-to-date information but patient and family accounts of their experiences as well. Johnston provides through her book a useful tool for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of the issues around being a lung cancer patient.
“This book discusses lung cancer symptoms, diagnosis, staging, treatments and prognosis and is reviewed by top medical experts and physicians in the field. Its content is broad in scope and discusses the medical side of these issues but moves beyond medical explanations as well. In a straightforward manner it explains these and other pertinent issues in such a way that prepares the patient for what to expect. For example,