eBook The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410317447
  • ISBN-13: 9781410317445
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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About

Overview

This edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer provides a comprehensive survey of cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, and side effects. Its 620 entries include more than 40 brand new entries and more than 270 updated entries. Information is organized in an easy-to-read format; standard headings within entries include definition, description, demographics, causes and symptoms, diagnosis, clinical staging, treatment, coping with cancer treatment, treatment team, clinical trials, prevention, prognosis, special concerns, and resources. Rubrics for cancer drug entries include: definition, purpose, description, recommended dosage, precautions, side effects, and interactions. Sidebars include Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Key Terms, which help define more complex medical concepts. Appendixes include a glossary; contact information for state-specific National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer centers; and contact information for national and international support groups, government agencies, and research groups. Other features include anatomical illustrations of the major body systems; a subject index; and approximately 275 additional photographs, illustrations, and statistical tables.

Features and Benefits

  • Approximately 620 articles ranging from 500 to 4,000 words, including cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, side effects (such as nausea and vomiting), and preventive measures.
  • Entries also include related medical conditions that place people at higher risk of developing certain cancers.
  • The Encyclopedia is heavily cross-referenced: see references point readers to specific entries from other common names, bold text terms within an entry indicate that separate articles are included for that topic, and see alsos at the end of articles suggest related entries within the set.
  • An appendix provides complete contact information for both state-specific, national, and international cancer centers, support groups, government agencies, and research groups.
  • Anatomical illustrations of the major body systems affected by cancers.
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars.
  • A comprehensive, extensively cross-referenced subject index.
  • 275 full-color photographs and drawings.

What's New

  • More than 40 new entries, including Cancer survivorship issues, Global cancer incidence, recently approved cancer drugs, and several entries on the association between dietary habits and cancer.
  • New entries on cancer organizations (National Cancer Institute, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Joint Committee on Cancer).
  • Comprehensive glossary compiled from Key Terms within the entries.
  • Updated illustrations and statistical tables.

Contributors

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410317404 | ISBN-13: 9781410317407

Reviews

“Presents students, academics, medical professionals working in a wide variety of contexts, and general interest readers with the fourth edition of a medical encyclopedia designed as a reference to a wide variety of cancers, their diagnosis, and treatment.”

— ProtoView

Table of Contents

Sample of 200 entries:
Adenocarcinoma.
Adjuvant chemotherapy.
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine.
Adrenal tumors.
Adult cancer pain.
Advance directives.
AIDS-related cancers.
Alcohol consumption.
Alopecia.
American Joint Committee on Cancer.
Anal cancer.
Anticancer drugs.
Antiemetics.
Antiestrogens.
Antineoplastic agents.
Ascites.
Axillary dissection.
Basal cell carcinoma.
Benzene.
Bile duct cancer.
Biopsy.
Bladder cancer.
Body image/self image.
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
Bone marrow transplantation.
Brain and central nervous system tumors.
BRCA 1 and 2.
Breast cancer.
Breast reconstruction.
Breast self-exam.
Cancer biology.
Cancer diet.
Cancer genetics.
Cancer predisposition.
Cancer prevention.
Cancer screening guidelines for men.
Cancer screening guidelines for women.
Cancer survivorship issues.
Cancer therapy, palliative.
Cancer vaccines.
Carboplatin.
Carcinogens.
Carcinoma.
Cervical cancer.
Cetuximab.
Chemoembolization.
Chemoprevention.
Chemotherapy.
Childhood cancers.
Cisplatin.
Clinical trials.
Colon cancer.
Complementary cancer therapies.
Computed tomography.
Cone biopsy.
Corticosteroids.
Cryotherapy.
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Cytology.
Daclizumab.
Debulking surgery.
Depression.
Diarrhea.
Diazepam.
Dietary factors and cancer risk.
Doxorubicin.
Drug resistance.
Ductogram.
Endocrine system tumors.
Endometrial cancer.
Endorectal ultrasound.
Environmental factors in cancer development.
Epirubicin.
Esophageal cancer.
Familial cancer syndromes.
Family and caregiver issues.
Fertility issues.
Fluorouracil.
Gallbladder cancer.
Gastrointestinal cancers.
Gene therapy.
Genetic testing.
Germ cell tumors.
Global cancer incidence.
Gynecologic cancers.
Head and neck cancers.
Health insurance.
Heparin.
Hodgkin lymphoma.
Home health services.
Hospice care.
Human growth factors.
Human papilloma virus.
Imaging studies.
Immunotherapy.
Infection and sepsis.
Investigational drugs.
Kaposi sarcoma.
Kidney cancer.
Laryngeal cancer.
Late effects of cancer treatment.
Leukemias, acute.
Leukemias, chronic.
Lip cancer.
Liver biopsy.
Liver cancer.
Lumbar puncture.
Lung cancer, non-small cell.
Lung cancer, small cell.
Lymph node biopsy.
Lymphoma.
Magnetic resonance imaging.
Male breast cancer.
Mammography.
Mastectomy.
Meclizine.
Mediastinal tumors.
Melanoma.
Mesothelioma.
Metastasis.
Methotrexate.
Methylphenidate.
Micronutrients and cancer prevention.
Mohs surgery.
Multiple myeloma.
Nasal cancer.
Nasopharyngeal cancer.
National Cancer Institute.
Nausea and vomiting.
Neuroblastoma.
Neuroendocrine tumors.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Nuclear medicine scans.
Nutritional support.
Obesity and cancer risk.
Occupational exposures and cancer.
Oncologic emergencies.
Oral cancers.
Oropharyngeal cancer.
Osteosarcoma.
Ovarian cancer.
Pain management.
Pancreatic cancer.
Pap test.
Penile cancer.
Pesticides.
Pharmacogenomics.
Photodynamic therapy.
Physical therapy.
Pituitary tumors.
Positron emission tomography.
Pregnancy and cancer.
Prostate cancer.
Radiation dermatitis.
Radiation therapy.
Radiofrequency energy and cancer risk.
Reconstructive surgery.
Rectal cancer.
Retinoblastoma.
Salivary gland tumors.
Sarcoma.
Secondhand smoke.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Sentinel lymph node mapping.
Sexual issues for cancer patients.
Sipuleucel-T.
Skin biopsy.
Skin cancer.
Skin check.
Small intestine cancer.
Spiritual and ethical concerns.
Stem cell transplantation.
Stomach cancer.
Substance abuse.
Surgical oncology.
Survivorship care plans.
Tamoxifen.
Tanning.
Testicular cancer.
Testicular self-exam.
Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Thoracic surgery.
Thyroid cancer.
Transitional care.
Tumor grading.
Tumor markers.
Tumor removal.
Tumor staging.
Ultrasonography.
Vaginal cancer.
Valrubicin.
Vascular access.
Vinblastine.
Vitamins.
Warfarin.
Weight loss.
Whole brain radiotherapy.
Wilms tumor.
X rays.