Colon Cancer, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Diseases & Disorders Series
  • Toney Allman
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420509586
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509588
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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In this new addition to the Diseases and Disorders series, author Toney Allman discusses the causes, treatment, and impact of colon cancer. Though the diagnosis of colon cancer once held the promise of a grim future, Allman explains that scientists are now closing in on the possible genetic and environmental causes of colon cancer, and are using this information to develop new treatments and preventative measures. Allman provides a detailed explanation of the structure and function of the human gastrointestinal tract, and attention is given to the importance of colonoscopies in identifying polyps and stopping what is now seen as a highly preventable cancer. First-person accounts and inspirational quotes from cancer survivors will educate and enthrall young readers.

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Diseases & Disorders Series

The DISEASES & DISORDERS series offers young readers and researchers a means of understanding ailments and their ramifications. Clear, careful explanations offer insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes include primary and secondary source quotations, annotated bibliographies and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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