How Cancer Works / Edition 1

How Cancer Works / Edition 1

by Lauren Sompayrac
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763718211

ISBN-13: 9780763718213

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

In nine clear and concise lectures focusing on ten of the most common cancers, this book explains the basics of cancer: what it is, what it does, and what is being done to try to cure it. Using his trademark style of every-day example, metaphor, anecdote and humor, Dr. Sompayrac conveys — step-by-step — the essentials of what we know about human

Overview

In nine clear and concise lectures focusing on ten of the most common cancers, this book explains the basics of cancer: what it is, what it does, and what is being done to try to cure it. Using his trademark style of every-day example, metaphor, anecdote and humor, Dr. Sompayrac conveys — step-by-step — the essentials of what we know about human malignancies, what conditions and events are necessary for tumors to form and grow, and what has been learned about stopping that process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763718213
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
8.59(w) x 10.93(h) x 0.32(d)

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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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