Cancer for Women Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816315
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816312
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Consumer health information about risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers of concern to women. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Understanding Cancer Risks in Women.
1: What Women Need to Know about Cancer.
2: Common Gynecologic Conditions That Are Not Indicative of Cancer.
3: Does Cancer Run in Your Family?.
4: What Women Need to Know about Smoking and Cancer Risk.
5: Facts about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer Risk.
6: Cancer Risks Associated with Hormonal Medications.
7: Cancer-Causing Substances in the Environment.
Breast Cancer.
8: Breast Cancer Statistics.
9: What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer.
10: Understanding the Risk of Breast Cancer.
11: Genes Associated with Breast Cancer.
12: Breast Cancer Screening.
13: Staging and Treating Breast Cancer.
14: Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy.
15: Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer.
Gynecologic Cancers.
16: Cervical Cancer.
17: Endometrial Cancer.
18: Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors.
19: Ovarian Cancer.
20: Uterine Sarcoma Cancer.
21: Vaginal Cancer.
22: Vulvar Cancer.
Other Cancers of Special Concern to Women.
23: Anal Cancer.
24: Colorectal Cancer.
25: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancers.
26: Lung Cancer.
27: Pancreatic Cancer.
28: Skin Cancer.
29: Thyroid Cancer.
Diagnosing and Treating Cancer.
30: How to Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer.
31: Diagnosing Cancer.
32: What Do Your Cancer Test Results Mean?.
33: Getting a Second Opinion before Surgery.
34: Commonly Used Surgical Procedures for Women with Cancer.
35: Chemotherapy.
36: Radiation Therapy.
37: Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.
38: Biological Therapies for Cancer.
39: Laser Treatment and Photodynamic Therapy.
40: If You Are Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Cancer.
41: Cancer Clinical Trials.
Coping with the Side Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatments.
42: Side Effects of Cancer Treatment.
43: Nausea and Vomiting.
44: Fighting Cancer Fatigue.
45: Controlling Cancer-Related Pain.
46: Gastrointestinal Effects of Cancer Treatment.
47: Lymphedema.
48: The Effects of Cancer Treatments on Blood Cells.
49: Fever, Sweats, and Hot Flashes.
50: Treatment-Related Neuropathy.
51: Cancer Treatment and Physical Appearance.
52: Cognitive-Related Effects of Cancer Treatment.
Women's Issues in Cancer Survivorship.
53: Life after Cancer Treatment.
54: Nutrition in Cancer Care.
55: Exercising during Cancer Treatment and Beyond.
56: Coping with the Emotions of Cancer.
57: Talking to Children about Your Cancer.
58: Sexuality and Reproductive Issues among Women with Cancer.
59: Taking Charge of Your Follow-Up Care.
Additional Help and Information.
A Glossary of Cancer-Related Terms.
Resources for More Information about Cancer in Women.
How to Find a Cancer Support Group.