Global Perspectives on Cancer: Incidence, Care, and Experience, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Kenneth Miller, MD, Miklos Simon, MD
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  • ISBN-10: 144082858X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440828584
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 770 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Despite advancing globalization and amazing breakthroughs in modern medicine, developing countries continue to struggle with the prevention and treatment of the most common killer in the world today-cancer. Logistical barriers, scarceness of resources, and economic hardships in these regions make the screening, detection, and care of this disease difficult at best. This book is the only one of its kind to review the pandemic of cancer from a global and epidemiological perspective. The authors present three sections, focusing on key issues in cancer management, treatment of specific types of the disease, and the difference in medical care between low-, medium-, and high-resource countries. Chapters address the history, incidence, and treatment across nations; presiding cultural attitudes which may delay or prevent treatment in many parts of the world; and the geopolitics of cancer care and funding. Patients and caregivers from all around the globe explain the daily challenges of living with the disease in their nation.



  • Kenneth Miller, MD
  • Miklos Simon, MD

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Global Cancer Epidemiology and the Cancer Divide.
3: A Review of Cultural Attitudes about Cancer.
4: The Experience of Stigma: Impacts and Implications.
5: Transmissible Agents, HIV, and Cancer.
6: The Three Most Prominent Features of Breast Cancer in Africa: Late Diagnosis, Late Diagnosis, and Late Diagnosis.
7: Psycho-oncology in Low-Resource Countries: Nigeria as an Example.
8: The Oncology Nurse: A Global Perspective.
9: Ethics and Global Cancer Treatment.
10: Global Aspects of Surgical Oncology.
11: Radiation Therapy in the Developing World.
12: Palliative Care for Oncology Patients in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective.
13: A Global Perspective on Cancer Survivorship.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.