Cancer Sourcebook, 6th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811984
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811980
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1090 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Cancer Sourcebook provides updated information about common types of cancer affecting the central nervous system, endocrine system, lungs, digestive and urinary tracts, blood cells, immune system, skin, bones, and other body systems. It explains how people can reduce their risk of cancer by addressing issues related to cancer risk and taking advantage of screening exams. Various treatment choices - including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy - are discussed, and facts are provided about cancer clinical trials and other ongoing research. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms, a directory of national cancer organizations, and suggestions for finding community-based resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Cancer Risk Factors and Cancer Prevention.
2: Questions and Answers About Cancer.
3: Cancer Statistics.
4: Understanding Statistics on Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality.
5: The Role Statistics Play in Predicting a Patient’s Prognosis.
6: Incidence, Mortality, and Survival Rates for Common Cancers.
7: Cancer Health Disparities.
8: Lifestyle Issues and Cancer Risk.
9: Tobacco Use and Cancer Risk.
10: Facts About Alcohol Use and Cancer Risk.
11: Questions and Answers About Obesity and Cancer Risk.
12: The Roles of Exercise and Stress Management in Reducing Cancer Risk.
13: Sun Exposure and Cancer Risk.
14: Indoor Tanning and Cancer Risk.
15: Hereditary Cancer Risks.
16: Infectious Diseases and Cancer Risk.
17: Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer: Questions and Answers.
18: HIV Infection and Cancer Risk.
19: Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus.
20: Hepatitis Viruses and Cancer Risk.
21: Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV1) and Cancer Risk.
22: Epstein-Barr Virus and Cancer Risk.
23: Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk.
24: Hormonal Therapies and Cancer Risk.
25: Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk.
26: Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy Use and Cancer.
27: Risk of Ovarian Cancer From Hormone Therapy Confirmed.
28: Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer Risk.
29: Radiation and Cancer Risk.
30: The Difference Between Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation.
31: How Radiation Affects Cancer Risk.
32: Radon and Cancer.
33: Medical X-Rays: Benefits and Risks.
34: Iodine-131 and Cancer Risk.
35: Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer.
36: Environmental Carcinogens.
37: Common Types of Cancer.
38: Brain Tumors.
39: Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors.
40: Neuroblastoma.
41: Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma.
42: Pituitary Tumors.
43: Thyroid Cancer.
44: Parathyroid Cancer.
45: Adrenocortical Carcinoma.
46: Islet Cell Tumors.
47: Retinoblastoma.
48: Oral Cancer.
49: Laryngeal Cancer.
50: Lung Cancer: An Overview.
51: Small Cell Lung Cancer.
52: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
53: Malignant Mesothelioma.
54: Esophageal Cancer.
55: Stomach Cancer.
56: Gallbladder Cancer.
57: Pancreatic Cancer.
58: Liver Cancer.
59: Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer.
60: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors.
61: Small Intestine Cancer.
62: Colon Cancer.
63: Rectal Cancer.
64: Anal Cancer.
65: Kidney Cancers.
66: Renal Cell Cancer.
67: Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors.
68: Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter.
69: Urethral Cancer.
70: Bladder Cancer.
71: Breast Cancer.
72: Gynecological Cancers.
73: Cervical Cancer.
74: Endometrial Cancer.
75: Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors.
76: Ovarian Epithelial Cancer.
77: Uterine Sarcoma.
78: Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers.
79: Common Procedures for Cancers of the Female Reproductive Organs.
80: Andrological Cancers.
81: Penile Cancer.
82: Prostate Cancer.
83: Testicular Cancer.
84: Leukemia.
85: Lymphoma.
86: Hodgkin Lymphoma.
87: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
88: Multiple Myeloma.
89: Myelodysplastic and Myeloproliferative Diseases.
90: Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma.
91: Melanoma.
92: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.
93: Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
94: Bone Cancers.
95: Questions and Answers About Bone Cancer.
96: Osteosarcoma and Bone Fibrous Histiocytoma.
97: Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors.
98: Soft Tissue Sarcomas.
99: Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma.
100: Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma.
101: Synovial Sarcoma.
102: Germ Cell Tumors.
103: Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors.
104: Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors.
105: Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors.
106: Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin.
107: Cancer-Related Tests and Treatments.
108: Cancer Screening and Early Detection.
109: Common Medical Procedures and Tests.
110: Medical Tests and Procedures for Cancer Patients.
111: Cancer Imaging.
112: Questions and Answers About Computed Tomography (CT).
113: Tumor Markers.
114: Surgical Procedures and Cancer.
115: What You Need to Know About Surgery.
116: Lasers in Cancer Treatment.
117: Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment.
118: Chemotherapy.
119: Radiation Therapy.
120: Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.
121: Biological Therapies.
122: Molecularly Targeted Therapies.
123: Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer.
124: Cancer and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
125: Thinking About CAM.
126: Dietary Supplements and Cancer Treatment.
127: Recurrent and Advanced Cancer.
128: Metastatic Cancer.
129: Recurrent Cancer.
130: End-of-Life Care.
131: Cancer Research.
132: How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial.
133: Access to Investigational Drugs.
134: Cancer Vaccines.
135: Gene Therapy for Cancer.
136: Proton Therapy.
137: The Potential of Nanotechnology in Cancer Care.
Additional Help and Information.
A Glossary of Cancer-Related Terms.
National Organizations Offering Cancer-Related Services.
How to Find Resources in Your Own Community If You Have Cancer.
Beware of Online Cancer Fraud.