Cancer Information for Teens, 4th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816161
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816169
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Provides consumer health information for teens about cancer risk factors, prevention, and treatment, along with tips for coping with cancer at home and school, and helping a friend or family member who has cancer. Includes index, resource information, and recommendations for further reading.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Cancer Facts and Risk Factors.
1: What Is Cancer?.
2: Cancer in Young People: An Overview.
3: Cancer Facts, Myths, and Misconceptions.
4: Genes, Genetic Disorders, and Cancer.
5: Cancer and the Environment.
6: Indoor Tanning and Cancer Risk.
7: Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention.
8: Cancer Risks Associated with Smoking and Other Tobacco Use.
9: Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk.
10: Obesity and Cancer Risk.
11: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer Risk.
12: Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk.
13: Cell Phones and Cancer Risk.
14: Cancer Prevention for Girls: Why See a Gynecologist?.
15: How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam.
Cancers of Most Concern to Teens and Young Adults.
16: Bone Cancer.
17: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors.
18: Breast Cancer.
19: Cervical Cancer.
20: Colorectal Cancer.
21: Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors.
22: Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
23: Lymphoma.
24: Esthesioneuroblastoma.
25: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers.
26: Nasopharyngeal Cancer.
27: Neuroblastoma: Cancer of the Nervous System.
28: Oral Cavity Cancer.
29: Soft Tissue Sarcomas.
30: Childhood Vascular Tumors.
31: Testicular Cancer.
32: Thyroid Cancer.
Cancer Awareness, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention.
33: Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of Melanoma.
34: Specialized Children's Cancer Centers.
35: Cancer Staging.
36: Chemotherapy.
37: Hormone Therapy.
38: Immunotherapy.
39: Precision Medicine.
40: Radiation Therapy.
41: Stem Cell Transplant.
42: Surgery.
43: Cancer and Complementary Health Therapies.
44: Cancer Prevention.
45: Talking with Your Healthcare Team.
Cancer Survivorship.
46: Cancer Survivors: After Cancer Treatment Ends.
47: Follow-Up Care after Cancer Treatment.
48: Cancer Fatigue.
49: Cancer Pain.
50: Late Effects: Chronic Problems That Can Result after Cancer and Treatment.
51: Fertility Issues in Girls and Boys after Cancer Treatment.
52: Food Safety for People with Cancer.
When a Loved One Has Cancer.
53: When Your Parent Has Cancer.
54: When Your Brother Or Sister Has Cancer.
55: Caregivers and Their Role.
56: Advanced Cancer and Caregiving.
If You Need More Information.
57: Online Support and Mobile Apps for Cancer Patients and Survivors.
58: Web-Based Resources and Support Groups.
59: How to Find Clinical Cancer Trials.