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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: Karen Bellenir
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2007.
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"Provides basic consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.
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All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bellenir
ISBN: 9780780809475 0780809475
OCLC Number: 80360423
Description: xviii, 1133 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Cancer risk factors and cancer prevention --
1. Cancer : an overview --
2. Cancer screening and symptoms suspicious of cancer --
3. What causes cancer? --
4. Cancer clusters --
5. Tobacco and cancer risk --
section 5.1. Cigarette smoking and cancer --
section 5.2. The truth about "light" cigarettes --
section 5.3. Cigar smoking and cancer --
section 5.4. Smokeless tobacco and cancer --
section 5.5. Secondhand smoke and cancer --
section 5.6. There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke --
6. Questions and answers about obesity and cancer risk --
7. Physical activity may help prevent cancer --
8. Dietary choices and cancer risk --
section 8.1. Alcohol and cancer --
section 8.2. Heterocyclic amines in cooked meats may increase cancer risk --
section 8.3. Does acrylamide in food increase cancer risk? --
section 8.4. Is there a link between artificial sweeteners and cancer risk? --
section 8.5. Can fluoridated water cause cancer? --
section 8.6. No link between microwave cooking and cancer --
9. Dietary choices and cancer prevention --
section 9.1. Does garlic prevent cancer? --
section 9.2. Does red wine inhibit cancer development? --
section 9.3. Vitamin D and cancer risk --
section 9.4. Omega-3 fatty acids unlikely to prevent cancer --
10. Sunshine, tanning, and cancer risk --
section 10.1. Questions and answers about sunshine and cancer --
section 10.2. Sunscreens and tanning products --
section 10.3. Artificial tanning booths and cancer --
11. Questions and answers about radon and cancer risk --
12. Radiation and cancer risk --
section 12.1. Radiation and health --
section 12.2. Low levels of ionizing radiation may cause harm --
section 12.3. X-rays and cancer risk --
section 12.4. Pediatric computed tomography : special concerns about cancer-related risks --
section 12.5. Radioactive iodine-131 from nuclear fallout --
13. Electromagnetic energy : questions about possible cancer risks --
14. Cancer risks associated with pregnancy issues and sexual health --
section 14.1. Pregnancy and breast cancer risk --
section 14.2. Abortion, miscarriage, and breast cancer risk --
section 14.3. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) : questions and answers about cancer risk --
section 14.4. Menopausal hormone use and cancer --
section 14.5. Vasectomy and cancer risk --
section 14.6. Human papillomaviruses and cancer --
15. Asbestos exposure and cancer risk --
16. Questions and answers about formaldehyde and cancer risk. pt. II. Types of cancer --
17. Cancer statistics --
Head, neck, and eye cancers --
18. Cancer of the lip and oral cavity --
19. Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer --
20. Oropharyngeal cancer --
21. Laryngeal cancer --
22. Eye cancers --
23. Retinoblastoma --
Brain and nerve cell cancers --
24. Brain tumors --
25. Brain metastasis --
26. Astrocytomas --
27. Neuroblastoma --
28. Primary central nervous system lymphoma --
Lung cancers --
29. Facts about lung cancer : an overview --
30. Small cell lung cancer --
31. Non-small cell lung cancer --
32. Pleural and other forms of mesothelioma --
Gastrointestinal cancers --
33. Esophageal cancer --
34. Stomach (gastric) cancer --
35. Gallbladder cancer --
36. Extrahepatic bile duct cancer --
37. Pancreatic cancer --
38. Islet cell carcinoma --
39. Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors --
40. Liver cancer --
41. Childhood liver cancer : hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma --
42. Small intestine cancer --
43. Colorectal cancers --
44. Anal cancer --
Urinary tract cancers --
45. Renal cell (kidney) cancer --
46. Wilms tumor and other childhood kidney tumors --
47. Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter --
48. Urethral cancer --
49. Bladder cancer --
Reproductive and gender-linked cancers --
50. Breast cancer --
51. Male breast cancer --
52. Cancers of the female reproductive organs --
53. Gestational trophoblastic tumors --
54. Germ cell tumors --
55. Testicular and penile cancers --
56. Prostate cancer --
Blood cell and immune system cancers --
57. Leukemia --
section 57.1. Leukemia facts and statistics --
section 57.2. Diagnosing acute leukemia --
section 57.3. Acute lymphocytic leukemia --
section 57.4. Acute myelogenous leukemia --
section 57.5. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia --
section 57.6. Chronic myelogenous leukemia --
section 57.7. Hairy cell leukemia --
58. Myelodysplastic syndromes --
59. Multiple myeloma --
60. Hodgkin lymphoma --
section 60.1. What is Hodgkin lymphoma? --
section 60.2. Diagnosing Hodgkin lymphoma --
section 60.3. Hodgkin lymphoma in children --
section 60.4. Hodgkin lymphoma in adults --
section 60.5. Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy --
61. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma --
62. AIDS-related lymphoma --
63. Thymoma and thymic carcinoma --
Endocrine cancers --
64. Pituitary tumors --
section 64.1. The pituitary gland --
section 64.2. Secretory tumors --
section 64.3. Non-secretory tumors --
section 64.4. Treating pituitary tumors --
65. Adrenal gland cancers --
section 65.1. Pheochromocytoma --
section 65.2. Adrenocortical carcinoma --
66. Thyroid cancer --
section 66.1. Thyroid nodules --
section 66.2. Papillary and follicular cancer of the thyroid --
section 66.3. Anaplastic and medullary cancer of the thyroid --
67. Parathyroid cancer --
Skin cancers --
68. Melanoma --
section 68.1. Understanding melanoma --
section 68.2. Moles and melanoma? --
section 68.3. Treating melanoma --
69. Non-melanoma skin cancers --
section 69.1. Actinic keratosis : a common precancer --
section 69.2. Basal cell carcinoma --
section 69.3. Squamous cell carcinoma --
69.4. Merkel cell carcinoma --
Sarcomas --
70. Bone sarcomas --
section 70.1. Information about bone sarcomas --
section 70.2. Osteosarcoma --
section 70.3. Ewing sarcoma --
71. Soft tissue sarcomas --
section 71.1. Questions and answers about soft tissue sarcomas --
section 71.2. Synovial sarcoma --
section 71.3. Rhabdomyosarcoma and non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma --
section 71.4. Angiosarcomas --
72. Kaposi sarcoma --
Metastatic cancers --
73. Metastatic cancer : how and where a cancer spreads --
74. Cancer of unknown primary origin. pt. III. Understanding cancer treatments --
75. Chemotherapy --
section 75.1. What is chemotherapy? --
section 75.2. What to expect during chemotherapy --
section 75.3. Coping with the side effects of chemotherapy --
76. Radiation therapy --
section 76.1. Questions and answers about radiation therapy --
section 76.2. What to expect during radiation therapy --
section 76.3. Managing the side effects of radiation therapy --
77. Bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation --
78. Cryosurgery in cancer treatment --
79. Laser therapy in cancer treatment --
80. Biological therapies for cancer --
81. Photodynamic therapy for cancer --
82. Targeted cancer therapies --
83. Proton therapy --
84. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cancer treatment. pt. IV. Special concerns related to recurrent or advanced cancer --
85. If cancer returns --
86. Advanced cancer --
section 86.1. Making choices about your care when you have advanced cancer --
section 86.2. Managing the symptoms of advanced cancer --
section 86.3. Mental and emotional issues related to advanced cancer --
section 86.4. Directing your personal affairs : information for patients with advanced cancer --
87. When someone you love has advanced cancer --
88. Cardiopulmonary syndromes in advanced cancer --
89. End-of-life care : questions and answers. pt. V. Additional help and information --
90. Dictionary of cancer terms --
91. Resources for information about cancer --
92. Cancer information available in Spanish --
93. Resources for end-of-life issues.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Bellenir.
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