New AAN book for people with primary and metastatic brain tumors
Published on November 16, 2012 at 4:58 AM
It is estimated that every 30 minutes, someone is diagnosed with brain cancer. Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology as part of the Neurology Now Books™ series, NAVIGATING LIFE WITH A BRAIN TUMOR provides readily accessible information and encouragement for the thousands of people living with primary and metastatic brain tumors. The book is now available on Amazon and at other major book retailers.
Professors and neuro-oncology experts, Lynne P. Taylor, MD, and Alyx B. Porter, MD, both Fellows of the American Academy of Neurology, have worked with professional writer, Diane Richard, in order to produce this informative book. NAVIGATING LIFE WITH A BRAIN TUMOR discusses the basics of brain tumors, the various types of tumors, how to manage different tumors, related symptoms, treatments and side effects, the role of medical team members and coping strategies from initial diagnosis throughout the course of the illness.
In addition to covering the most recent medical treatments, the book also includes information for patients on the following topics:
•How to get the help one needs and maximize patient information
•How to reduce stress by eating well, meditation, movement and joining support groups
•How to deal with cosmetic issues
•How to use creativity and art as therapy
•How to engage in daily activities such as working and driving
Taylor, Umphrey and Richard provide practical suggestions to which both patients and family members can refer. The book proves an authoritative, yet compassionate guide to addressing issues such as symptom management and lifestyle modification. Included is advice from patients themselves, as well as friends and family members who have experienced this diagnosis. Consequently, readers gain a realistic understanding of living with brain tumor and learn to balance the uncertainties of prognosis with hope.
American Academy of Neurology