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Informed decisions : the complete book of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery

Author: Harmon J Eyre; Dianne Lange; Lois B Morris; American Cancer Society.
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : American Cancer Society, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Covers cancer causes and risks, screening and diagnostic tests, treatment strategies, and quality of life issues.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harmon J Eyre; Dianne Lange; Lois B Morris; American Cancer Society.
ISBN: 0944235271 9780944235270
OCLC Number: 46678573
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 768 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Is it cancer? (Cancer basics --
Cancer causes and risks --
Signs and symptoms --
Detecting cancer early --
Diagnostic tests) --
When the diagnosis is cancer. (Cancer care : a team approach --
Getting a second opinion --
Your support network) --
Treatment strategies. (Principles of treatment --
Surgery --
Radiation therapy --
Chemotherapy --
Biological therapies --
Stem cell transplants --
Combination treatments --
Investigational treatments --
Complementary and alternative therapies) --
Living with cancer. (Food and nutrition --
Physical activity --
Body image and self-esteem --
Sexuality --
Managing disabilities and limitations. The pain challenge --
Fatigue --
Cancer emergencies --
Coping with your cancer --
Coping with stress, fear, anxiety, and depression --
Issues for families and friends --
The financial costs) --
Advancing illness. (Metastasis and recurrence --
Care at the end of life) --
Overview of specific cancers. How to use this overview --
Aids-related cancers (Kaposi's Sarcoma, Lymphomas, precancerous changes and invasive Cervical cancer, Anal cancer) --
Blood and lymph (Acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma) --
Bone and connective tissue (Bone, Kaposi's Sarcoma) --
Breast --
Central nervous system (Brain and spinal cord). Childhood cancers (Childhood leukemia, Osteosarcoma, Ewing's family of tumors --
Brain and spinal cord tumors in children, Neuroblastoma, Retinoblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Wilms' tumor) --
Digestive tract (Esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, liver, gallbladder) --
Endocrine (Thyroid. pancreas) --
Eye --
Female reproductive tract (Vagina, Vulva, Cervix, Uterus, Ovary) --
Head and neck (Larynx, oral cavity, salivary gland) --
Lung --
Male reproductive tract (Testes, Prostrate, Penis) --
Skin (Melanoma, Nonmelanoma) --
Urinary tract (Kidney, bladder).
Responsibility: [edited by] Harmon Eyre, Dianne Partie Lange ; Lois B. Morris, consulting editor.
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