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Cancer sourcebook : basic consumer health information about major forms and stages of cancer, featuring facts about head and neck cancers, lung cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, genito-urinary cancers, lymphomas, blood cell cancers, endrocrine cancers, skin cancers, bone cancers, metastic cancers and more : along with facts about cancer treatments, cancer risks and prevention, a glossary of related terms, statistical data, and a directory of resources for additional information

Author: Keith Jones
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2015]
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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This reference resource provides up-to-date information about common types of cancer, risk reduction through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, screening exams, and various treatment choices. Includes a glossary, a directory of national cancer organizations, and suggestions for locating community-based resources.
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Cancer sourcebook.
(OCoLC)863196409
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Jones
ISBN: 9780780813960 0780813960
OCLC Number: 929777042
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 1318 pages.)
Contents: Pt. 1. Cancer overview. --
Cancer defined --
Cancer classification --
Cancer symptoms --
Metastatic cancer --
Cancer clusters Pt. 2. Risk factors and cancer prevention. --
Factors that are known to increase the risk of cancer --
Asbestos exposure and cancer --
Cancer risks associated with pregnancy, contraceptives, and menopausal hormones --
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and cancer --
HIV infection and cancer --
HPV and cancer --
Helicobacter pylori and cancer --
Cell phones and cancer risk --
Magnetic field exposure and cancer --
Accidents at nuclear power plants and cancer risks --
Radon and cancer --
Cancer prevention and cancer --
Diet factors --
Cancer screening Pt. 3. Cancer types. --
Neurological cancers --
Head and neck cancer --
Respiratory/thoracic cancer --
Gastrointestinal/digestive cancer --
Genito-urinary cancers --
Gynecological cancers --
Germ cell cancer --
Musculo-skeletal cancer --
Skin cancer --
HIV-related cancer --
Cancer of unknown primaries --
Leukemia --
Lymphoma --
Other types of hematological cancer Pt. 4. Cancer detection and diagnosis. --
Cancer staging --
Computed tomography (CT) scans and cancer --
Mammograms --
BRCA1 and BRCA2 : cancer risk and genetic testing --
Genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes --
Pap and HPV testing --
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test --
Sentinel lymph node biopsy --
Tests to detect colorectal cancer and polyps --
Tumor grade --
Tumor markers --
Understanding laboratory tests Pt. 5. Cancer treatment. --
Chemotherapy --
Radiation therapy --
Biological therapy --
Targeted cancer therapies --
Hyperthermia in cancer treatment --
Lasers in cancer treatment --
Photodynamic therapy for cancer --
Cancer vaccines --
Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer --
Cancer treatment scams Pt. 6. Copying with cancer. --
Cancer treatment side effects --
Cardiopulmonary syndromes --
Nutrition in cancer care --
Oral complications of chemotherapy and head/neck radiation Pt. 7. Research and clinical trials. --
Cancer clinical trials --
Cancer clinical trials at the NIH clinical center --
Donating tissues for cancer research Pt. 8. Trends and statistics. --
Cancer statistics --
Cancer health disparities Pt. 9. Additional help and information. --
National organizations offering cancer-related services --
Glossary of terms relating to cancer.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: Keith Jones, managing editor.

Abstract:

This reference resource provides up-to-date information about common types of cancer, risk reduction through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, screening exams, and various treatment choices. Includes a glossary, a directory of national cancer organizations, and suggestions for locating community-based resources.

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