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Brief, concise survey of lung cancer, written for patients. Describes in layman's terms the history of lung cancer, functions of the lungs, effects of cancer on the lungs, and methods for diagnosis. Frank discussions of the efficacy of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy and side-effects from these treatments. Useful warnings about quackery in cancer treatment. Text written after surveys of cancer patients showed areas in which they sought additional information.
Living With Lung Cancer. A Reference Book for People With Lung Cancer and Their Families.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:503. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-4-503_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(4):503.
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