The Cancer Dictionary / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Facts on File, Incorporated
More than 2,500 definitions detail:
Individual cancers, their causes, incidence levels, stages, and treatment
Diagnostic tests, symptoms, and surgeries
Radiation therapies, side effects, and risk factors
This edition features over 25 new or newly revised illustrations as well as the latest developments on:
Treatments such as combination chemotherapy, acupuncture, alternative treatments, biological response modifiers, and bone marrow transplants
Therapies and the most uptodate information on cancer types and sites
Pain management and reconstruction/rehabilitation.
Extensive and updated appendixes include:
National organizations for cancer research and AIDS
Comprehensive cancer centers by state
Clinical care centers by state
|Publisher:||Facts on File, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||7.61(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.24(d)|
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The Cancer Dictionary is the most up-to-date, comprehensive authority available today. Co-authored by a former cancer patient and the associate chief oncologist at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, this award-winning, A-to-Z resource provides clear and concise information that cancer patients and their families need to intelligently face their fears and concerns. It also guides readers through the latest claims and media hype surrounding this enigmatic disease. The more than 2,500 definitions detail: individual cancers, their causes, incidence levels, stages, and treatment; diagnostic tests; cancer symptoms; surgical procedures; types of radiation therapy, side effects, and risk factors;
carcinogens; and prevention.
This revised edition features over 25 new illustrations as well as the latest developments on new drugs, treatments, and therapies.