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Everyone's guide to cancer therapy

Author: Malin Dollinger; Ernest H Rosenbaum; Greg Cable
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Surveys the latest technology and techniques for diagnosing, treating and managing cancer, and provides vital information on treatment options and supportive care.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Named Person: Cancer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malin Dollinger; Ernest H Rosenbaum; Greg Cable
ISBN: 0836236173 9780836236170 0836237099 9780836237092
OCLC Number: 37437584
Notes: Revised edition of: Cancer therapy. 1994.
"Revised third edition"--Spine.
"A Somerville House book."
Description: xxiii, 824 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Richard Bloch (p.viii) --
Preface to the third edition / Richard Klausner (p.x) --
Editor's preface (p.xi) --
To the reader (p.xiv) Acknowledgments (p.v) --
Contributors (p.xvii) --
Part I: Diagnosis and treatment. 1. Understanding cancer (p.3) --
2. How cancer is diagnosed (p.13) --
3. Working with the health care team (p.23) --
4. Deciding on the appropriate treatment (p.31) --
5. What happens in surgery (p.40) --
6. What happens in radiation therapy (p.49) --
7. What happens in chemotherapy (p.57) --
8. What happens in biological therapy (p.68) --
9. Laser therapy (p.76) --
10. Hypothermia (p.80) --
11. Hyperthermic perfusion therapy (p.83) --
12. Cryosurgery (p.87) --
13. Radiofrequency heat treatment for liver tumors (p.94) --
14. Bone marrow and blood stem cell transplantation (p.96) --
15. Alternative and complementary cancer therapies (p.106) --
16. Blood transfusions and cancer treatment (p.113) --
17. The oncology nurse (p.118). Part II: Supportive care. 18. Living with cancer (p.125) --
19. Coping with treatment side effects (p.136) --
20. Maintaining good nutrition (p.152) --
21. Controlling pain (p.161) --
22. Guarding against infections (p.168) --
23. Living with an ostomy (p.172) --
24. The Look Good --
Feel Better cosmetic program (p.178) --
25. Becoming sexually active again (p.181) --
26. Staying physically fit (p.194) --
27. Relaxation and cancer recovery (p.197) --
28. Home care (p.201) --
29. Palliative care (p.209) --
Part III: Quality of life. 30. The will to live (p.217) --
31. Living with mortality ; life goes on (p.221). 32. Wellness : participating in your fight for recovery on the psychosocial front (p.227) --
33. Survivorship : obstacles and opportunities (p.233) --
34. Paying for cancer care (p.237) --
35. Managed care and oncology : the new care systems (p.244) --
36. Planning for the future (p.250) --
Part IV: New advances in research, risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment. 37. The future of scientific research and treatment (p.257) --
38. Risk assessment, cancer screening and prevention (p.261) --
39. Investigational anticancer drugs (p.278) --
40. Advances in cancer genetics (p.854) --
41. Genetic risk assessment and counseling (p.291) --
42. NCI's cancer information resources : reliable sources of current information on the management of cancer accessible on-line, by Fax and on the Internet (p.291) --
Part V: Treating the common cancers (p.313) --
Glossary of medical terms (p.745) --
Anticancer drugs and their side effects (p.774).
Other Titles: Cancer therapy
Responsibility: Malin Dollinger, Ernest H. Rosenbaum, and Greg Cable.

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Surveys the latest technology and techniques for diagnosing, treating and managing cancer, and provides vital information on treatment options and supportive care.

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