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Author: Susan Pories; Marsha A Moses; Margaret M Lotz
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2009.
Series: Biographies of disease.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cancer is a diagnosis that causes fear and confusion. It is really a family of diseases, and the process, causes, and prognosis can vary widely. Get an overview of the history of cancer as well as seminal figures and discoveries on the path to today's understanding of cancer.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Pories; Marsha A Moses; Margaret M Lotz
ISBN: 9780313359798 0313359792 9780313359804 0313359806
OCLC Number: 319495097
Description: xvi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Know the enemy : understanding cancer --
Detective work: making the diagnosis of cancer --
Plan of attack: cancer treatments --
Maintaining quality of life after a cancer diagnosis --
When cancer treatments don't work --
Hope for the future --
Appendix A. How you can pursue a career in science or medicine --
Appendix B. Cancer timeline --
Appendix C. Internet resources.
Series Title: Biographies of disease.
Responsibility: Susan E. Pories, Marsha A. Moses, and Margaret M. Lotz.

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