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Title:
Cancer
Author:
Yount, Lisa.
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
190 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The nature of cancer -- Triggers of cancer -- Preventing and treating cancer -- Coping with cancer -- The outlook for cancer.
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ISBN:
9780737701609

9780737701616
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One of the most prevalent and feared diseases, cancer can take a variety of forms and is still not fully understood. This volume provides a layperson's overview of different theories about the causes of and potential cures for cancer, as well as exploring alternative therapies. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Summary

One of the most prevalent and feared diseases, cancer can take a variety of forms and is still not fully understood. This volume provides a layperson's overview of different theories about the causes of and potential cures for cancer, as well as exploring alternative therapies. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 9-12. Yount incorporates the latest research on cancer in a comprehensive overview that presents current scientific explanations of the way cancer begins and its genetic and environmental causes. She summarizes standard medical detection and treatment procedures as well as the relative risks from various carcinogens. Black-and-white photos show malignant tumors, magnified cells, the latest equipment, and some of the many researchers whose differing views on the future of cancer research are quoted. The work will help meet the need for material that reflects the rapid developments in cancer research, detection, and treatment. An extensive glossary and a list of current suggested readings are appended. No documentation. ~--Karen Hutt


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-8-Beginning with a description of early cancer treatments (lye, arsenic, and medicine made from ground-up toads), Yount presents a clear yet concise explanation of how cancer cells develop and the different types of the disease. While offering information on the possible carcinogenic effects of food additives, smoking, pesticides, and even electromagnetic fields, she explains difficult concepts in simple terms. Diagnostic techniques and traditional and alternative treatment options are presented including chemotherapy, radiation, gene therapy, biofeedback, and reflexology. The illustrations hover between decorative and informative, consisting mostly of black-and-white photos of patients in different clinical settings. The book concludes with a list of organizations to contact for further information. An objective overview.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 9-12. Yount incorporates the latest research on cancer in a comprehensive overview that presents current scientific explanations of the way cancer begins and its genetic and environmental causes. She summarizes standard medical detection and treatment procedures as well as the relative risks from various carcinogens. Black-and-white photos show malignant tumors, magnified cells, the latest equipment, and some of the many researchers whose differing views on the future of cancer research are quoted. The work will help meet the need for material that reflects the rapid developments in cancer research, detection, and treatment. An extensive glossary and a list of current suggested readings are appended. No documentation. ~--Karen Hutt


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-8-Beginning with a description of early cancer treatments (lye, arsenic, and medicine made from ground-up toads), Yount presents a clear yet concise explanation of how cancer cells develop and the different types of the disease. While offering information on the possible carcinogenic effects of food additives, smoking, pesticides, and even electromagnetic fields, she explains difficult concepts in simple terms. Diagnostic techniques and traditional and alternative treatment options are presented including chemotherapy, radiation, gene therapy, biofeedback, and reflexology. The illustrations hover between decorative and informative, consisting mostly of black-and-white photos of patients in different clinical settings. The book concludes with a list of organizations to contact for further information. An objective overview.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Robert BuckmanRobert A. WeinbergMichael WaldholzGeorge KleinJane E. BrodyPhilip J. HiltsMike WeilbacherOrli BelmanSandra SteingraberElizabeth M. WhelanMark CaldwellRobert N. ProctorR. Grant SteenDelia MarshallRobert BuckmanLeslie LaurenceGerald P. Murphy and Lois B. Morris and Dianne LangeDoug PodolskyBarrie R. CassilethGlenn FleishmanGeorgia BrownStewart MassadSusan BrinkRobert LangrethTerence MonmaneySheryl Gay StolbergRobert BuckmanRobert A. WeinbergMichael WaldholzGeorge KleinJane E. BrodyPhilip J. HiltsMike WeilbacherOrli BelmanSandra SteingraberElizabeth M. WhelanMark CaldwellRobert N. ProctorR. Grant SteenDelia MarshallRobert BuckmanLeslie LaurenceGerald P. Murphy and Lois B. Morris and Dianne LangeDoug PodolskyBarrie R. CassilethGlenn FleishmanGeorgia BrownStewart MassadSusan BrinkRobert LangrethTerence MonmaneySheryl Gay Stolberg
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 The Nature of Cancer
1. Defining Cancerp. 13
2. A Renegade Cell: How Cancer Startsp. 17
3. A Series of Genetic Changes Leads to Cancerp. 20
4. Deadly Evolutionp. 28
Chapter 2 Triggers of Cancer
1. Tobacco Threatens Women's Healthp. 36
2. Secondhand Smoke Raises Cancer Riskp. 40
3. Environmental Carcinogens Cause Cancerp. 45
4. Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals May Be Linked to Breast Cancerp. 53
5. Reducing Environmental Cancer Riskp. 57
6. Animal Tests Exaggerate Risks from Chemicalsp. 65
7. A New Way to Evaluate Environmental Cancer Risksp. 72
Chapter 3 Preventing and Treating Cancer
1. Changing the Focus of Research to Preventionp. 80
2. Lifestyle Changes That Prevent Cancerp. 88
3. The Debate over Screening for Breast Cancerp. 94
4. Genetic Tests: The Dangers of Knowing Too Muchp. 99
5. Providing Emotional Supportp. 102
6. Informed Decisions: Taking Charge of a Treatment Programp. 111
7. The Chief Methods of Treating Cancerp. 117
8. New Acceptance of Alternative Cancer Treatmentsp. 124
9. How to Evaluate Alternative Treatmentsp. 127
Chapter 4 Coping with Cancer: Personal Views
1. Sharing Cancer Information on the Internetp. 135
2. An Opportunity for Growth and Learningp. 140
3. When Treatments Failp. 143
Chapter 5 The Outlook for Cancer
1. Managed Care, Cost Cutting, and Cancerp. 150
2. Arsenal of Hope: New Approaches to Cancer Treatmentp. 153
3. The Ordeal of Testing a New Treatmentp. 162
4. A Turnaround in Cancer Statisticsp. 169
Glossaryp. 174
Organizations to Contactp. 176
Bibliographyp. 180
Indexp. 182
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 The Nature of Cancer
1. Defining Cancerp. 13
2. A Renegade Cell: How Cancer Startsp. 17
3. A Series of Genetic Changes Leads to Cancerp. 20
4. Deadly Evolutionp. 28
Chapter 2 Triggers of Cancer
1. Tobacco Threatens Women's Healthp. 36
2. Secondhand Smoke Raises Cancer Riskp. 40
3. Environmental Carcinogens Cause Cancerp. 45
4. Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals May Be Linked to Breast Cancerp. 53
5. Reducing Environmental Cancer Riskp. 57
6. Animal Tests Exaggerate Risks from Chemicalsp. 65
7. A New Way to Evaluate Environmental Cancer Risksp. 72
Chapter 3 Preventing and Treating Cancer
1. Changing the Focus of Research to Preventionp. 80
2. Lifestyle Changes That Prevent Cancerp. 88
3. The Debate over Screening for Breast Cancerp. 94
4. Genetic Tests: The Dangers of Knowing Too Muchp. 99
5. Providing Emotional Supportp. 102
6. Informed Decisions: Taking Charge of a Treatment Programp. 111
7. The Chief Methods of Treating Cancerp. 117
8. New Acceptance of Alternative Cancer Treatmentsp. 124
9. How to Evaluate Alternative Treatmentsp. 127
Chapter 4 Coping with Cancer: Personal Views
1. Sharing Cancer Information on the Internetp. 135
2. An Opportunity for Growth and Learningp. 140
3. When Treatments Failp. 143
Chapter 5 The Outlook for Cancer
1. Managed Care, Cost Cutting, and Cancerp. 150
2. Arsenal of Hope: New Approaches to Cancer Treatmentp. 153
3. The Ordeal of Testing a New Treatmentp. 162
4. A Turnaround in Cancer Statisticsp. 169
Glossaryp. 174
Organizations to Contactp. 176
Bibliographyp. 180
Indexp. 182