CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspirational TEDx speaker and leading radiation oncologist Dr. Bobby Koneru has announced the release of his powerful new book that gives patients living with cancer a deeper understanding of cancer and radiation therapy.
In writing this illustrated guide to radiation therapy for all types of cancers, Dr. Bobby N. Koneru's mission is to remove the fear and anxiety that many cancer patients feel when it comes to radiation therapy and to give them the knowledge and confidence they need to ask their physicians the right questions about available treatments.
When asked to comment about the motivation behind writing Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist: What You Don't Know About Cancer and Radiation Therapy, Dr. Koneru said, "I have treated thousands of cancer patients over the years and I began to notice a pattern emerging. So many of my patients were overly anxious about radiation therapy – the Internet is full of misinformation, which leads to confusion, fear and stress that cancer patients really don't need. Very little is written about radiotherapy in a form that patients are able to read, understand and digest easily, which is why I've written this concise, yet detailed guide to radiotherapy treatments."
Dr. Koneru has broken down a highly complex subject into bite-sized chapters that guide patients through radiation therapy in a non-threatening, easy-to-understand way. The book is written in simple language that everyone can absorb and requires no medical knowledge. In recent years, radiotherapy has evolved significantly and advances in technology have led to a 400% increase in precision when treating tumors. Dr. Koneru's new book informs patients about radiotherapy options and allows them to have greater input into their own treatment. Dr. Koneru believes that patients need to understand their illness and the available treatments.
Dr. Koneru commented,"With one in two men and one in three women likely to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, it's key that people have access to accurate information about radiotherapy treatments that will help them to make the correct choices in their fight against cancer."
Starting with how radiation therapy works, Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist informs patients of what to expect before, during and after treatment. Special attention is paid to radiation therapy for different kinds of cancers, empowering patients with the knowledge they need about the specific cancer they are fighting. Patients will find a whole host of resources at their fingertips including:
- Detailed infographics that explain clearly, concisely and in everyday language how radiotherapy actually works.
- Comprehensive explanations about what to expect from the various radiotherapy treatments.
- Information about the impact that patients can expect radiotherapy to have on their lives before, during and after treatment.
- Other radiotherapy resources including a list of organizations, books and websites that provide support, financial assistance, nutritional guidance and complimentary therapies for cancer patients.
"Dr. Bobby Koneru's new book is a must-have for patients traveling this road. If this resource had been available to me while on my journey, it would have relieved me of unnecessary anxiety and increased the hope, knowledge, and optimism that are so important in defeating this … the ugliest of diseases," stated Carolyn S. Wettstone, a former television news anchor and Emmy award-winning investigative journalist who recently won her battle against Stage 2 breast cancer.
Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist: What You Don't Know About Cancer and Radiation Therapy (An Illustrated Guide for Patients) is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store here. The paperback will be released on July 28th. An animated preview is available on YouTube here.
About Dr. Bobby N. Koneru, M.D. (http://www.gopog.com)
Dr. Bobby N. Koneru is a national expert in the specialty of radiation oncology and radiosurgery. Dr. Koneru is a TEDx speaker, Vistage member, and primary author of several publications in major peer reviewed journals. He is also the founder and CEO of POG, an organization that is transforming the delivery of radiation treatments through advanced technology and physician expertise. POG delivers advanced technology cancer services at the Nassif Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids, IA; Wendt Regional Cancer Center in Dubuque, IA; and the Leonard Ferguson Cancer Center in Freeport, IL.
In 'Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist', Dr. Koneru will guide you through the complex specialty of radiation oncology. Unlike most other patient books written on radiation treatment, this book will be your personal consultant with detailed illustrations, explanations of therapies for specific cancer sites, along with personal stories of his patients' cancer journeys.
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