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AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook

ISBN-10: 0387952705
ISBN-13: 9780387952703
Edition: 6th 2002 (Revised)
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Description: From the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual prepared by the American Joint Committer on Cancer, the Cancer Staging Handbook contains the complete text of the Manual conveniently sized to fit the pocket of a lab coat for complete portability.* Used by  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 469
Size: 4.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

From the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual prepared by the American Joint Committer on Cancer, the Cancer Staging Handbook contains the complete text of the Manual conveniently sized to fit the pocket of a lab coat for complete portability.* Used by physicians and health care professionals worldwide to facilitate the uniform description of neoplastic diseases, the fully revised and updated Sixth Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook brings together all currently available information on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites and incorporates newly acquired knowledge on the etiology and pathology of cancer. Proper classification and staging allow the physician to determine treatment more appropriately, evaluate results of management more reliably, and compare worldwide statistics reported from various institutions on a local, regional, and national basis more confidently. All of the TNM staging information included in the Sixth Edition is uniform between the AJCC and the UICC (International Union Against Cancer). Organized by disease site into 48 comprehensive chapters, the Sixth Edition features much-anticipated, major revisions to the chapters on melanoma and breast cancer. Numerous new line drawings illustrate key anatomic sites throughout the text. Additional user-friendly enhancements include:* a concise summary of changes in the TNM classification since the previous edition at the start of every chapter* page tabs for easy access between chapters* a comprehensive index The Sixth Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook remain the essential reference for oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, cancer registrars, and medical professionals worldwide to assure that all those taking care of cancer patients will be trained in the language of cancer staging. * Cancer staging forms may be found in the AJCC Cancer Staging Manualthe forms are featured at the end of every chapter and included on a CD-ROM packaged with the book

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Preface
Brief Contents by Part
General Information on Cancer Staging and End-Results Reporting
Purpose and Principles of Staging
Cancer Survival Analysis
Head and Neck Sites
Lip and Oral Cavity
Pharynx (Including Base of Tongue, Soft Palate, and Uvula)
Larynx
Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
Major Salivary Glands (Parotid, Submandibular, and Sublingual)
Thyroid
Digestive System
Esophagus
Stomach
Small Intestine
Colon and Rectum
Anal Canal
Liver (Including Intrahepatic Bile Ducts)
Gallbladder
Extrahepatic Bile Ducts
Ampulla of Vater
Exocrine Pancreas
Thorax
Lung
Pleural Mesothelioma
Musculoskeletal Sites
Bone
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Skin
Carcinoma of the Skin (Excluding Eyelid, Vulva, and Penis)
Melanoma of the Skin
Breast
Breast
Gynecologic Sites
Vulva
Vagina
Cervix Uteri
Corpus Uteri
Ovary
Fallopian Tube
Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
Genitourinary Sites
Penis
Prostate
Testis
Kidney
Renal Pelvis and Ureter
Urinary Bladder
Urethra
Ophthalmic Sites
Carcinoma of the Eyelid
Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva
Malignant Melanoma of the Conjunctiva
Malignant Melanoma of the Uvea
Retinoblastoma
Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland
Sarcoma of the Orbit
Central Nervous System
Brain and Spinal Cord
Lymphoid Neoplasms
Lymphoid Neoplasms
Personnel and Contributors
Index

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