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Title:
Cancer sourcebook : basic information on cancer types, symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatments, including statistics on cancer occurrences worldwide and the risks associated with known carcinogens and activities
Author:
Bair, Frank E.
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781558888883
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC261 .C2698 1990 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Basic Information on Cancer Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Methods, and Treatments, Including Statistics on Cancer Occurrences Worldwide and the Risks Associated with Known Carcinogens and Activities


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This comprehensive sourcebook consists of reports and documents developed by the National Cancer Institute and is divided into five sections: symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common types of cancer with a special emphasis on breast cancer; detailed treatment regimens including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation; anxieties, coping mechanisms, and emotional support systems encountered by the cancer patient; a detailed statistical analysis of cancer occurrences worldwide as well as risks associated with known carcinogens; and a useful index. Although geared for the general public, some sections are written on a more technical level. A humanitarian approach to the topic is particularly evident in the chapter written for educators, which suggests strategies for aiding students with cancer. Other significant chapters are concerned with cancer recurrences, pain control, nutrition and diet for young people with cancer, and coping with advanced cancer. Readers will appreciate the valuable guidance provided by the occasional glossary and extensive list of reference materials found at most chapter ends. This publication's nontechnical nature and very comprehensive format make it useful for both the general public and undergraduate students. -H. S. Pitkow, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine


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