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Cancer information for teens : health tips about cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment ; including facts about frequently occurring cancers, cancer risk factors, and coping strategies for teens fighting cancer or dealing with cancer in friends or family members

Author: Wilma Caldwell
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2004.
Series: Teen health series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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"Provides basic consumer health information for teens on cancers and risk factors common in adolescents, treatments, prevention, and coping with cancer in families. Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma Caldwell
ISBN: 0780806786 9780780806788
OCLC Number: 54803592
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Introduction to cancer --
1. What is cancer : cancer's history, nature, causes, and symptoms --
2. Types of cancer teens get --
3. Cancer among adolescents : understanding the statistics --
4. Leukemia in teens --
5. Lymphoma in teens --
6. Bone cancer in teens : Ewing's sarcoma and osteosarcoma --
7. Germ cell tumors in teens --
8. Skin cancer : facts, figures, and questions --
9. What you should know about common cancers in older family members --
pt. II. Risks, rumors, and controversies --
10. Tobacco and cancer risk --
11. Sun exposure and cancer risk --
12. Cervical cancer risks linked to unprotected sex --
13. Cancer risks associated with heterocyclic amines in cooked meats --
14. Studying a possible link between obesity and cancer risk --
15. Oral contraceptives : risks are difficult to evaluate --
16. Cancer risk controversies about cell phones and other electronics --
17. Are there any cancer risks associated with artificial sweeteners and fluoridated water? --
18. Cancer myths and rumors --
pt. III. Cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment --
19. Screening tests for various cancers --
20. How to perform a breast self-examination --
21. Testicular cancer and the importance of self-examination --
22. How cancer is diagnosed --
23. Who's who in the health care system --
24. Hospitalization and surgery for cancer treatment --
25. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy --
26. Bone marrow transplants : treatment, side effects, and possible complications --
27. Supportive care during cancer treatment : blood transfusions, antibiotics, and supplemental nutrition --
28. Complementary and alternative treatments in cancer care --
29. What is standard therapy versus a clinical trial? --
30. Uses and side effects of cancer drugs --
31. Managing side effects of cancer treatments --
32. Long-term side effects of childhood cancer therapy --
pt. IV. Coping strategies for adolescents with cancer --
33. School and cancer : advice on staying current, getting in the swing, and finding help if you need it --
34. Counseling for psychological issues : depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress --
35. Coping with cancer's affect on appearance --
36. Sexuality and dating : special concerns for teens with cancer --
37. When friends don't call : coping with isolation and loneliness --
38. What if the cancer comes back? --
39. Follow-up care for childhood cancer survivors --
pt. V. When a family member or friend has cancer --
40. If someone you know has cancer --
41. Helping family members cope with cancer --
42. Coping with death, traumatic events, and feelings --
pt. VI. If you need more information --
43. Sources of cancer information, advocacy, and support --
44. Finding cancer information on the internet --
45. Additional reading on cancer.
Series Title: Teen health series.
Responsibility: edited by Wilma R. Caldwell.
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"Provides basic consumer health information for teens on cancers and risk factors common in adolescents, treatments, prevention, and coping with cancer in families. Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading."--Provided by publisher.

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