Cancer Sourcebook For Women, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811992
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811997
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 698 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Cancer Sourcebook for Women, Fourth Edition offers updated information about gynecologic cancers and other cancers of special concern to women, including breast cancer, cancers of the female reproductive organs, and cancers responsible for the highest number of deaths in women. It explains cancer risks - including lifestyle factors, inherited genetic abnormalities, and hormonal medications - and methods used to diagnose and treat cancer. Practical suggestions for coping with the treatment side effects are provided, and a section on cancer survivorship discusses methods for maintaining quality of life during and after treatment. The book concludes with a glossary of cancer-related terms, a directory of resources, and facts about locating support groups.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Understanding Cancer Risks in Women.
2: What Women Need to Know about Cancer.
3: Common Gynecologic Conditions That Are Not Indicative of Cancer.
4: Does Cancer Run in Your Family?.
5: What Women Need to Know about Smoking and Cancer Risk.
6: Smoking and Cancer.
7: Questions and Answers about Women and Smoking.
8: Smoking Cessation.
9: Facts about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer Risk.
10: HPV Facts.
11: HPV Prevalence in U.S. Women.
12: Questions and Answers about the HPV Vaccine.
13: Cancer Risks Associated with Hormonal Medications.
14: Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk.
15: Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy Use and Cancer.
16: Diethylstilbestrol Exposure and Cancer Risk.
17: Breast Cancer.
18: What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer.
19: Understanding the Risk of Breast Cancer.
20: Probability of Breast Cancer in American Women.
21: Breast Cancer Risk and Protective Factors.
22: Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk.
23: Genes Associated with Breast Cancer.
24: Breast Cancer Screening.
25: Staging and Treating Breast Cancer.
26: Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy.
27: Gynecologic Cancers.
28: Cervical Cancer.
29: Understanding Cervical Cancer.
30: How Does Your Doctor Know You Have Cervical Cancer?.
31: Staging and Treating Cervical Cancer.
32: Endometrial Cancer.
33: Understanding Endometrial Cancer.
34: Endometrial Cancer Screening.
35: Staging and Treating Endometrial Cancer.
36: Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors.
37: Ovarian Cancer.
38: What You Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer.
39: Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors.
40: Ovarian Epithelial Cancer.
41: Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors.
42: Oral Contraceptives Reduce Long-Term Risk of Ovarian Cancer.
43: Ovarian Epithelial Tumors Traced to Fallopian Tubes.
44: Removal of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Cuts Cancer Risk for BRCA1/2 Carriers.
45: Uterine Cancer.
46: Understanding Cancer of the Uterus.
47: Staging and Treating Uterine Sarcoma.
48: Vaginal Cancer.
49: Vulvar Cancer.
50: Other Cancers of Special Concern to Women.
51: Anal Cancer.
52: Colorectal Cancer.
53: Cancers of the Colon and Rectum.
54: Staging and Treating Cancer of the Colon.
55: Staging and Treating Cancer of the Rectum.
56: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer.
57: Lung Cancer.
58: What You Need to Know about Lung Cancer.
59: Staging and Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer.
60: Staging and Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
61: Pancreatic Cancer.
62: What You Need to Know about Cancer of the Pancreas.
63: Staging and Treating Pancreatic Cancer.
64: Skin Cancer.
65: Facts about Skin Cancer.
66: Can Skin Cancer Be Prevented?.
67: Diagnosing and Treating Melanoma.
68: Diagnosing and Treating Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.
69: Thyroid Cancer.
70: What You Need to Know about Thyroid Cancer.
71: Staging and Treating Thyroid Cancer.
72: Diagnosing and Treating Cancer.
73: You and Your Healthcare Team.
74: How to Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer.
75: How to Be a Proactive Patient.
76: How to Get a Second Opinion.
77: Diagnosing Cancer.
78: Commonly Used Diagnostic Tests and Procedures.
79: What to Expect During a Biopsy.
80: Colposcopy.
81: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure.
82: Questions and Answers about Tumor Markers.
83: What Do Your Cancer Test Results Mean?.
84: Understanding a Pathology Report.
85: Questions and Answers about Cancer Staging.
86: Questions and Answers about Tumor Grades.
87: Commonly Used Surgical Procedures for Women with Cancer.
88: Hysterectomy.
89: Mastectomy.
90: Oophorectomy.
91: Laparoscopy.
92: Cryosurgery.
93: Chemotherapy.
94: Radiation Therapy.
95: Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.
96: Biological Therapies for Cancer.
97: Laser Treatment and Photodynamic Therapy.
98: If You Are Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Cancer.
99: Cancer Clinical Trials.
100: Coping with the Side Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatments.
101: Nausea and Vomiting.
102: Gastrointestinal Effects of Cancer Treatment.
103: Controlling Cancer-Related Pain.
104: Lymphedema.
105: The Effects of Cancer Treatments on Blood Cells.
106: Anemia.
107: Neutropenia.
108: Thrombocytopenia.
109: Fever, Sweats, and Hot Flashes.
110: Treatment-Related Neuropathy.
111: Cancer Treatment and Physical Appearance.
112: Hair Loss (Alopecia).
113: Nail and Skin Care.
114: Cognitive-Related Effects of Cancer Treatment.
115: Fighting Cancer Fatigue.
116: Women’s Issues in Cancer Survivorship.
117: Living with Cancer.
118: Cancer Changes Everything.
119: Tips for Cancer Patients.
120: Eating Well When You Have Cancer.
121: Exercise During Cancer Treatment and Beyond.
122: Coping with the Emotions of Cancer.
123: Talking to Your Children about Cancer.
124: Sexuality and Reproductive Issues among Women with Cancer.
125: Renewing Intimacy and Sexuality after Gynecologic Cancer.
126: Cancer and Fertility Preservation.
127: Pregnancy and Cancer.
128: Taking Charge of Your Follow-Up Care.
129: Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Cancer Terms.
Resources for More Information about Cancer in Women.
How to Find a Cancer Support Group.