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How Cancer Works / Edition 1
     

How Cancer Works / Edition 1

by Lauren Sompayrac
 

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ISBN-10: 0763718211

ISBN-13: 2900763718212

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Following the model of his successful previous books, How the Immune System Works and How Pathogenic Viruses Work, Lauren Sompayrac here explains the basics of cancer: what it is, what it does, and what is being done to try to cure it. In nine clear and concise "Lectures," Dr. Sompayrac conveys the essentials of what we know about human malignancies, using his

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Following the model of his successful previous books, How the Immune System Works and How Pathogenic Viruses Work, Lauren Sompayrac here explains the basics of cancer: what it is, what it does, and what is being done to try to cure it. In nine clear and concise "Lectures," Dr. Sompayrac conveys the essentials of what we know about human malignancies, using his trademark style of everyday example, metaphor, anecdote, and humor. Focusing on ten of the most common cancers, the book shows -- step by step -- what conditions and events are necessary for tumors to form and grow and what has been learned about stopping that process. This brief book, which can be read in a few sittings, will provide you with a broad basic understanding of our most feared disease. The ideal text for science, medical, and nursing students, practicing physicians and nurses, and all others who need a readable overview of this complex topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900763718212
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
110

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Table of Contents

Lecture 0About This Book1
Lecture 1An Overview3
Lecture 2Leukemia9
Lecture 3Lymphoma25
Lecture 4Breast and Prostate Cancer35
Lecture 5Lung and Skin Cancer51
Lecture 6Colon Cancer63
Lecture 7Cancer of the Cervix and the Liver75
Lecture 8Cancer and the Immune System85
Lecture 9Cancer in the Future93
Glossary103
Index105

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