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Cancer Sourcebook / Edition 5

Cancer Sourcebook / Edition 5

by Karen Bellenir


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ISBN-13: 9780780809475
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Health Reference Series
Pages: 1133
Product dimensions: 6.47(w) x 9.19(h) x 2.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     xiii
Cancer Risk Factors and Cancer Prevention
Cancer: An Overview     3
Cancer Screening and Symptoms Suspicious of Cancer     19
What Causes Cancer?     27
Cancer Clusters     35
Tobacco and Cancer Risk     41
Cigarette Smoking and Cancer     42
The Truth about "Light" Cigarettes     44
Cigar Smoking and Cancer     47
Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer     50
Secondhand Smoke and Cancer     52
There Is No Risk-Free Level of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke     54
Questions and Answers about Obesity and Cancer Risk     57
Physical Activity May Help Prevent Cancer     65
Dietary Choices and Cancer Risk     71
Alcohol and Cancer     72
Heterocyclic Amines in Cooked Meats May Increase Cancer Risk     73
Does Acrylamide in Food Increase Cancer Risk?     75
Is There a Link between Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer Risk?     77
Can Fluoridated Water Cause Cancer?     80
No Link between Microwave Cooking and Cancer     82
Dietary Choices and Cancer Prevention     85
Does Garlic Prevent Cancer?     86
Does Red Wine Inhibit Cancer Development?     88
Vitamin D and Cancer Risk     90
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Unlikely to Prevent Cancer     91
Sunshine, Tanning, and Cancer Risk     93
Questions and Answers about Sunshine and Cancer     94
Sunscreens and Tanning Products     100
Artificial Tanning Booths and Cancer     103
Questions and Answers about Radon and Cancer Risk     105
Radiation and Cancer Risk     111
Radiation and Health     112
Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation May Cause Harm     120
X-Rays and Cancer Risk     123
Pediatric Computed Tomography: Special Concerns about Cancer-Related Risks     125
Radioactive Iodine-131 from Nuclear Fallout     128
Electromagnetic Energy: Questions about Possible Cancer Risks     133
Cancer Risks Associated with Pregnancy Issues and Sexual Health     145
Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk     146
Abortion, Miscarriage, and Breast Cancer Risk     148
Diethylstilbestrol (DES): Questions and Answers about Cancer Risk     149
Menopausal Hormone Use and Cancer     153
Vasectomy and Cancer Risk     159
Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer     161
Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk     167
Questions and Answers about Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk     179
Types of Cancer
Cancer Statistics     187
Head, Neck, and Eye Cancers
Cancer of the Lip and Oral Cavity     215
Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer     231
Oropharyngeal Cancer     243
Laryngeal Cancer     249
Eye Cancers     265
Retinoblastoma     275
Brain and Nerve Cell Cancers
Brain Tumors     281
Brain Metastasis     293
Astrocytomas     297
Neuroblastoma     301
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma     307
Lung Cancers
Facts about Lung Cancer: An Overview     313
Small Cell Lung Cancer     319
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer     325
Pleural and Other Forms of Mesothelioma     335
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Esophageal Cancer     341
Stomach (Gastric) Cancer     353
Gallbladder Cancer     363
Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer     371
Pancreatic Cancer     379
Islet Cell Carcinoma     395
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors     399
Liver Cancer     409
Childhood Liver Cancer: Hepatoblastoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma      419
Small Intestine Cancer     429
Colorectal Cancers     435
Anal Cancer     465
Urinary Tract Cancers
Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer     473
Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors     481
Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter     491
Urethral Cancer     497
Bladder Cancer     507
Reproductive and Gender-Linked Cancers
Breast Cancer     517
Male Breast Cancer     533
Cancers of the Female Reproductive Organs     541
Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors     549
Germ Cell Tumors     555
Testicular and Penile Cancers     557
Prostate Cancer     573
Blood Cell and Immune System Cancers
Leukemia     585
Leukemia Facts and Statistics     586
Diagnosing Acute Leukemia     590
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia     592
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia     594
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia     597
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia     599
Hairy Cell Leukemia     602
Myelodysplastic Syndromes     605
Multiple Myeloma     615
Hodgkin Lymphoma     629
What Is Hodgkin Lymphoma?     630
Diagnosing Hodgkin Lymphoma     632
Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children     639
Hodgkin Lymphoma in Adults     643
Hodgkin Lymphoma during Pregnancy     646
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma     649
AIDS-Related Lymphoma     665
Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma     675
Endocrine Cancers
Pituitary Tumors     681
The Pituitary Gland     682
Secretory Tumors     684
Non-Secretory Tumors     689
Treating Pituitary Tumors     692
Adrenal Gland Cancers     695
Pheochromocytoma     696
Adrenocortical Carcinoma     699
Thyroid Cancer     703
Thyroid Nodules     704
Papillary and Follicular Cancer of the Thyroid     708
Anaplastic and Medullary Cancer of the Thyroid     716
Parathyroid Cancer     723
Skin Cancers
Melanoma     727
Understanding Melanoma     728
Moles or Melanoma?     733
Treating Melanoma     738
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers     745
Actinic Keratosis: A Common Precancer     746
Basal Cell Carcinoma     750
Squamous Cell Carcinoma     754
Merkel Cell Carcinoma     758
Bone Sarcomas     765
Information about Bone Sarcomas     766
Osteosarcoma     778
Ewing Sarcoma     781
Soft Tissue Sarcomas     785
Questions and Answers about Soft Tissue Sarcomas     786
Synovial Sarcoma     792
Rhabdomyosarcoma and Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma     795
Angiosarcomas     798
Kaposi Sarcoma     801
Metastatic Cancers
Metastatic Cancer: How and Where a Cancer Spreads     805
Cancer of Unknown Primary Origin     813
Understanding Cancer Treatments
Chemotherapy     821
What Is Chemotherapy?     822
What to Expect during Chemotherapy     825
Coping with the Side Effects of Chemotherapy     829
Radiation Therapy     851
Questions and Answers about Radiation Therapy     852
What to Expect during Radiation Therapy     857
Managing the Side Effects of Radiation Therapy     865
Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation     879
Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment     889
Laser Therapy in Cancer Treatment      893
Biological Therapies for Cancer     897
Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer     905
Targeted Cancer Therapies     909
Proton Therapy     913
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Cancer Treatment     919
Special Concerns Related to Recurrent or Advanced Cancer
If Cancer Returns     933
Advanced Cancer     943
Making Choices about Your Care when You Have Advanced Cancer     944
Managing the Symptoms of Advanced Cancer     951
Mental and Emotional Issues Related to Advanced Cancer     958
Directing Your Personal Affairs: Information for Patients with Advanced Cancer     965
When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer     975
Cardiopulmonary Syndromes in Advanced Cancer     993
End-of-Life Care: Questions and Answers     1005
Additional Help and Information
Dictionary of Cancer Terms     1013
Resources for Information about Cancer     1029
Cancer Information Available in Spanish     1041
Resources for End-of-Life Issues     1049
Index     1055

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