Cancer Sourcebook, 8th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816234
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816237
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

Consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Cancer Risk Factors and Cancer Prevention.
1: What Is Cancer?.
2: Cancer Statistics.
3: Cancer Health Disparities.
4: Lifestyle Issues and Cancer Risk.
5: Hereditary Cancer Risks.
6: Infectious Diseases and Cancer Risk.
7: Hormonal Therapies and Cancer Risk.
8: Radiation and Cancer Risk.
9: Environmental Carcinogens.
10: Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of Melanoma.
11: Cancer Vaccines.
12: Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions.
Common Types of Cancer.
13: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors.
14: Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors.
15: Neuroblastoma.
16: Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma.
17: Pituitary Tumors.
18: Thyroid Cancer.
19: Parathyroid Cancer.
20: Adrenocortical Carcinoma.
21: Islet Cell Tumors.
22: Retinoblastoma.
23: Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.
24: Laryngeal Cancer.
25: Lung Cancer: An Overview.
26: Small Cell Lung Cancer.
27: Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer.
28: Malignant Mesothelioma.
29: Esophageal Cancer.
30: Stomach (Gastric) Cancer.
31: Gallbladder Cancer.
32: Pancreatic Cancer.
33: Liver Cancer.
34: Bile Duct Cancer.
35: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors.
36: Small Intestine Cancer.
37: Colorectal Cancer.
38: Anal Cancer.
39: Kidney Cancers.
40: Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter.
41: Urethral Cancer.
42: Bladder Cancer.
43: Breast Cancer.
44: Gynecological Cancers.
45: Andrological Cancers.
46: Leukemia.
47: Lymphoma.
48: Plasma Cell Neoplasms.
49: Myelodysplastic and Myeloproliferative Diseases.
50: Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma.
51: Skin Cancer.
52: Melanoma.
53: Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
54: Bone Cancers.
55: Soft Tissue Sarcomas.
56: Germ Cell Tumors.
57: Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin.
Cancer-Related Tests and Treatments.
58: Cancer Diagnosis, Staging, and Prognosis.
59: Finding Healthcare Services.
60: Common Medical Procedures and Tests for Cancer.
61: Surgical Procedures and Cancer.
62: Chemotherapy.
63: Radiation Therapy.
64: Immunotherapy.
65: Stem Cell Transplant.
66: Hormone Therapy.
67: Targeted Therapies.
68: Precision Medicine.
69: Cancer and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Recurrent and Advanced Cancer.
70: Recurrent Cancer.
71: Metastatic Cancer.
72: Advanced Cancer.
73: End-of-Life Care.
Clinical Trials and Cancer Research.
74: Clinical Trials.
75: Cancer Biology Research.
76: Cancer Genomics Research.
77: Cancer Diagnosis Research.
78: Cancer Prevention Research.
79: Cancer Treatment Research.
80: Oncolytic Virus Therapy.
81: Gene Therapy for Cancer.
82: Liquid Biopsy: Using DNA in Blood to Detect, Track, and Treat Cancer.
83: Technologies in Tumor Surgery.
84: Treatment of Prostate Cancer with Apalutamide.
Additional Help and Information.
A Glossary of Cancer-Related Terms.
National Organizations Offering Cancer-Related Services.
Using Trusted Resources.
Beware of Online Cancer Fraud.
Index.