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Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day

ISBN-10: 0740768573
ISBN-13: 9780740768576
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 20 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with cancer, and 1.4 million people are expected to be diagnosed in the coming year. For the millions confronting cancer's many challenges,  More...

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List price: $29.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 20 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with cancer, and 1.4 million people are expected to be diagnosed in the coming year. For the millions confronting cancer's many challenges, "Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day" relies on an esteemed panel of oncology specialists--more than 100 strong, and each experts in their fields--to completely update this definitive cancer resource. Equally informative and accessible, this comprehensive book navigates cancer patients and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. Every chapter has been methodically updated to include the latest medical breakthroughs and advice concerning cancer treatment, including: Information on recently approved "targeted" therapies for various cancer types The newest strategies in cancer diagnosis and prevention Cancer biology: translating scientific discoveries into meaningful advances for patients Supportive care and complementary approaches

Dr. Malin Dollinger is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Editors' Preface
To the Reader
Diagnosis and Treatment
Understanding Cancer
How Cancer Is Diagnosed
Working with the Health Care Team
Deciding on the Appropriate Treatment
Second Opinions
What Happens in Surgery
What Happens in Radiation Therapy
What Happens in Chemotherapy
What Happens in Biological Therapy and Immunotherapy
Laser Therapy
Radiofrequency-Generated Heat Treatment (Radiofrequency Ablation)
Antiangiogenesis: Inhibition of Blood Vessel Growth as a Strategy for Treating Cancer
Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Integrative Oncology: Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care
Blood Transfusions and Cancer Treatment
Oncology Nursing
Supportive Care
Living with Cancer
Coping with the Side Effects of Chemotherapy
The Role of Sleep in Health, Disease, and Therapy
Maintaining Good Nutrition
Controlling Pain
Guarding Against Infections
Living with an Ostomy
The Look Good... Feel Better Cosmetic Program
Becoming Sexually Active Again
Staying Physically Fit
Home Care
Palliative Care
Quality of Life
The Will to Live
Living with Mortality: Life Goes On
New Hope in Managing Distress with Cancer
Survivorship Guidelines for Cancer Patients and Their Families
Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Infertility Problems in Cancer Survivors
Cancer and the Family's Needs
Paying for Cancer Care
Managed Care and Oncology: New Ways to Deliver Health Care
Planning for the Future
New Advances in Research, Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
The Impact of Research on the Cancer Problem: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Cancer Risk Assessment, Screening, and Prevention
Investigational Anticancer Drugs
Advances in Cancer Biology
Genetic Risk Assessment and Counseling
Cancer Information
Treating the Common Cancers
Adrenal Gland
Bile Duct
Cancer of an Unknown Primary Site (CUPS)
Carcinoids of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Childhood Cancers
Childhood Cancers: Brain Tumors
Childhood Cancers: Retinoblastoma
Childhood Cancers: Soft-Tissue and Bone Sarcomas
Colon and Rectum
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Head and Neck
Kaposi's Sarcoma
The Leukemias
Lung: Nonsmall Cell
Lung: Small Cell
Lymphoma: AIDS-Associated
Lymphoma: Hodgkin's Disease
Lymphoma: Non-Hodgkin's
Metastatic Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Neuroendocrine (Islet Cell) Tumors of the Pancreas
Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors
Sarcomas of Bone and Soft Tissue
Small Intestine
Trophoblastic Disease
Uterus: Endometrial Carcinoma
Uterus: Uterine Sarcomas
Glossary of Medical Terms
Cancer Information Bibliography

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