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Because this book demystifies a highly specialized, high tech, and complex area of cancer treatment, it should provide comfort and clarity to patients needing or considering radiation therapy.

Clifford Hudis, M.D., Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

For the patient newly being referred for radiation therapy, Dr. Kornmehl offers a supportive, encouraging guide, able to demystify treatment while providing a comprehensive overview of radiotherapy.

Louis Potters, M.D., FACR, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Dr. Kornmehl's book plays a key role in delivering up-to-date information to patients about the effects of radiotherapy.

Eliezer Robinson, M.D., Professor of Oncology, Chairman of the National Council for Oncology, Chairman of the Israeli Cancer Association, Haifa, Israel

An excellent resource for those who want information about radiation therapy.

Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions for Living

It is amazing that such an important book was not written years ago. Not only should patients have and read this book, but also medical oncologists and surgeons who refer patients for radiation therapy should refer to this book often so that they can better counsel and support their patients.

George I. Karp, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ/ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Anyone who has been frightened by the words, "radiation therapy," or anyone who has wanted a clear, humanistic understanding about this medical specialty, especially while suffering from a serious illness or caring for a loved one will greatly welcome Dr. Kornmehl's exceptional guide, The Best News About Radiation Therapy How to Cope and Survive.

Lewis S. Alban, Ph.D., ABPP, FAClinP, Clinical Psychologist, Marlton, NJ

Your book is needed by patients who want to understand and fully participate in their treatment process, which can be bewildering and intimidating at times. By helping patients see the actual equipment and accessories, as well as understand the terminology and rationale, a great service is given. The book also aids physicians by providing excellent teaching photographs, charts and diagrams. In my opinion, your book meets these needs better than any I have read.

Arthur Brimberg, M.D., Medical Director of Riverhill Radiation Oncology, Yonkers, NY

The Best News About Radiation Therapy is very layman-friendly. I am particularly struck with the thoroughness. Moreover, you have injected just the right amount of humanity, which I believe makes this important information more interesting and relevant to the reader. You have astutely identified a need amongst cancer patients and their loved ones to demystify radiation oncology and you have done so with clarity and with warmth.

John W. Ames, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

This wonderful and engaging book manages to make one of the most fearsome and impersonal of cancer treatments, radiation therapy, understandable and less frightening. By presenting the information simply and often through the eyes and situations of patients, Dr. Kornmehl relays the facts and does it in a way that patients and family members can relate to. Im sure my oncology colleagues will want to make this a staple of their patient resource libraries so that they can augment their discussions of therapy by having patients utilize this easy-to-read and unique book.

Steven D. Passik, PhD, Director, Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, Associate Professor of Medicine and Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

An excellent addition to what is available for patients. It certainly will help clarify their understanding of radiation and hopefully make their treatments easier for them to tolerate.

Jay L. Bosworth, M.D., FACR, Long Island Radiation Therapy, Manhasset, NY

It is an excellent overview of radiation therapy written from the perspective of the patient. All aspects of a radiation therapy department are clearly explained in plain English with all medical jargon put into easily understood terms. There are wonderful descriptions of real patients who face these many different aspects of radiation. The book is down to earth and I plan to make it available to all my new patients.

David C. Beyer, M.D., FACRO, Vice President of Arizona Oncology Services in Phoenix, Clinical Lecturer to the University of Arizona Department of Radiation Oncology, Past President of the American Brachytherapy Society

A valuable resource for patients undergoing radiation therapy, providing important answers to questions which arise before, during and following treatment. A readable guide which demystifies the process.

Peter Pressman, MD Professor of Clinical Surgery Weill Cornell Medical College Co - author BREAST CANCER The Complete Guide

I want to congratulate you on your book - The Best News About Radiation Therapy How to Cope and Survive. It brings to patients and their families important and useful information about radiation therapy treatment in a readable and humanistic manner. It also enlightens readers about the benefits of radiation therapy treatment and will help patients make intelligent choices in their cancer care.

Gregory W. Cotter, M.D., Director and Philip Rubin Scholar, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Chairman, Standards Committee, American College of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Kornmehl provides a detailed and informative book designed to educate patients about state-of-the-art cancer therapies.

Arve Gillette, M.D., FACRO, President of The American College of Radiation Oncology

Carol L Kornmehl, MD loves her patients and she loves her job. She treats cancer. All day, every day. Her advice to her patients "You are living with cancer, not dying from it."

In her no-nonsense patient handbook, "The BEST NEWS about RADIATION THERAPY How to Cope and Survive," Dr. Kornmehl clearly translates all "doctor speak" into plain English. Her book contains no dogma, no preaching, and no lecturing. Each chapter is written with a delightful personal touch, much like a gentle country physician explaining high-tech medicine to a close friend in everyday terms.

The book is organized from a patientís perspective. Common concerns are addressed in the context of Dr. Kornmehlís actual patientsí questions, worries, emotions and experiences before, during and following radiation therapy for various cancers. Personalized examples appear on every page. Every reader will relate to these.

This handbook is a "must read" for anyone about to commence a course of radiation treatments. The index and the boldface glossary are extremely helpful.

Dr. Kornmehl presents radiation therapy as a "kinder and gentler treatment." The same can be said of her treatment of her subject in this book, the preparation of which was obviously a labor of love.

Ralph R. Dobelbower MD PhD FACR FACRO, Professor & Founding Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Ohio

This excellent book is succinctly written and clearly formatted in a way that even the most overwhelmed patient can comprehend. The author's knowledge and compassion will educate and comfort any patient. The quotes at the beginnings of each chapter are priceless. I only wish it had been available when I was taking radiation therapy.

Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad, International Speaker and Author of Fine Black Lines Reflections on Facing Cancer, Fear and Loneliness, and The Last Violet Mourning My Mother.

Dr. Kornmehl is to be congratulated. This is a comprehensive, readable resource for patients who will be receiving radiation therapy.

Alexander Haas, M.D., F.A.C.R. Clinical Director, Dept of Radiation Oncology St. Peters University Hospital New Brunswick, N.J. Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Kornmehl made available a vast amount of knowledge to satisfy the most worried patient. The book is long overdue.

The Amazing Kreskin, February, 2003

In this cornerstone volume are the gifts of knowledge, insight, compassion... a must read by anyone who needs radiation therapy.

Michael Nissenblatt, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

It's about time we had a reference like this to give our patients. It is really well written.

Edward Soffen, M.D., Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Centrastate Medical Center, Freehold, NJ

The more patients know, the better they can handle the rigors of cancer treatment. Dr. Kornmehl's book does a great job.

Kent Wallner, M.D., Chief of Radiation, Puget Sound Veterans Affairs, Group Health Cooperative, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and author of Prostrate Cancer: A Non-Surgical Perspective and Smart Medicine: How to Cut Costs and Cure Cancer.

I've never seen such a down-to-earth description of modern radiation therapy. I eagerly recommend this book to patients.

Arthur Topilow, M.D., FACP
Director of the Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology Chairman of the Axelrod Research Section Jersey Shore Medical Center Neptune, NJ

This book will create a sense of relief for the patient and be a source of comfort as well.

Marvin Rotman, M.D., Professor & Chairman of Radiation Oncology, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn; Gold Medalist of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 2002.

At last patients have an accurate and comprehensive source of information about radiotherapy. In a very readable style, Dr. Kornmehl takes the mystery out of all the equipment and procedures used to treat cancer.

William M. Buchholz, M.D., author of Live Longer, Live Larger A Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Families

At last! A comprehensive guide from ĎA to Zí that will allow patients and families facing cancer to make intelligent choices regarding radiation therapy. A must-read for learning to embrace radiation therapy as an integral piece of the puzzle on the road to recovery.

Christine Clifford, CSP, CEO/President of The Cancer Club, Author of Not Now . . . Iím Having a No Hair Day! and Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope and Laughter

Cancer is the most dreaded diagnosis in our society. Nearly half of all cancer patients will require radiation therapy at some point. Radiotherapy is perhaps a patientís least understood area of medicine. Fear, misinformation, and a lack of knowledge are what make patients feel so vulnerable.

The Best News About Radiation Therapy: How to Cope and Survive is an easy-to-understand, current, informative resource about radiotherapy. It describes the technical and emotional aspects of treatment from a patientís point of view.

By debunking the myths that abound, The Best News About Radiation Therapy thoroughly and authoritatively enlightens readers about what to expect during the course of radiation treatment and afterward.

The Best News About Radiation Therapy helps to allay the patientís worries and enlightens readers about radiation therapy from a humanistic stand-point. This book is a source of inspiration and self-help for those who need radiation therapy.

 

 

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