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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, genitourinary cancers, lymphomas, blood cell cancers, endocrine cancers, skin cancers, bone cancers, metastatic 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. Preview this item
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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, genitourinary cancers, lymphomas, blood cell cancers, endocrine cancers, skin cancers, bone cancers, metastatic 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: Omnigraphics, Inc.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2018]
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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"Consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms, other resources, and online access"--
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Cancer sourcebook.
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2018]
(DLC) 2018004155
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omnigraphics, Inc.
ISBN: 9780780816220 0780816226
OCLC Number: 1021061030
Description: xix, 1200 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Cancer risk factors and cancer prevention. What is cancer? --
Cancer statistics --
Cancer health disparities --
Lifestyle issues and cancer risk --
Hereditary cancer risks --
Infectious diseases and cancer risk --
Hormonal therapies and cancer risk --
Radiation and cancer risk --
Environmental carcinogens --
Common moles, dysplastic nevi, and risk of melanoma --
Cancer vaccines --
Common cancer myths and misconceptions. Part II: Common types of cancer. Brain and spinal cord tumors --
Childhood brain and spinal cord tumors --
Neuroblastoma --
Primary central nervous system lymphoma --
Pituitary tumors --
Thyroid cancer --
Parathyroid cancer --
Adrenocortical carcinoma --
Islet cell tumors --
Retinoblastoma --
Lip and oral cavity cancer --
Lung cancer: an overview --
Small cell lung cancer --
Nonsmall cell lung cancer --
Malignant mesothelioma --
Esophageal cancer --
Stomach (gastric) cancer --
Gallbladder cancer --
Pancreatic cancer --
Liver cancer --
Bile duct cancer --
Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors --
Small intestine cancer --
Colorectal cancer --
Anal cancer --
Kidney cancers --
Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and uterus --
Urethral cancer --
Bladder cancer --
Breast cancer --
Gynecological cancers --
Andrological caners --
Leukemia --
Lymphoma --
Plasma cell neoplasms --
Myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative diseases --
Thymoma and thymic carcinoma --
Skin cancer --
Melanoma --
Merkel cell carcinoma --
Bone cancers --
Soft tissue sarcomas --
Germ cell tumors --
Carcinoma of unknown primary origin. Part III: Cancer-related tests and treatments. Cancer diagnosis, staging, and prognosis --
Finding healthcare services --
Common medical procedures and tests for cancer --
Chemotherapy --
Radiation therapy --
Immunotherapy --
Stem cell transplant --
Hormone therapy --
Targeted therapies --
Precision medicine --
Cancer and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Part IV: Recurrent and advanced cancer. Recurrent cancer --
Metastatic cancer --
Advanced cancer --
End-of-life cancer. Part V: Clinical trails and cancer research. Clinical trials --
Cancer biology research --
Cancer genomics research --
Cancer diagnosis research --
Cancer prevention research --
Cancer treatment research --
Oncolytic virus therapy --
Gene therapy for cancer --
Liquid biopsy: using DNA in blood to detect, track, and treat cancer --
Technologies in tumor surgery --
Treatment of prostate cancer with apalutamide. Part VI: Additional help and information. A glossary of cancer-related terms --
National organizations offering cancer-related services --
Using trusted resources --
Beware of online cancer fraud.
Series Title: Health reference series.

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"Consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms, other resources, and online access"--

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