The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments

by Jacqueline L. Longe

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Overview

Written for the general reader and filled with useful information on the disease and its treatment, this two- volume reference will be valuable to anyone wishing to learn about cancer in all its forms. The work is clearly organized and user-friendly, with key terms highlighted and defined, bulleted lists describing precautions, clearly readable color drawings and photos, and a thoughtful, well- organized text. The entries on types of cancer present information that includes a definition and description, demographics, causes and symptoms, diagnosis, a description of the treatment team, clinical staging and treatments, prognosis, coping with treatment, clinical trials, prevention, and resources. Entries on cancer drugs describe their purpose, dosage, precautions, side effects and interactions. Useful lists of key terms and their definitions are included, as are lists of questions to ask the doctor. Appendices in v.2 list organizations and support groups for each type of cancer. The entries were written mainly by science and medical writers in the US. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781414403649
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Pages: 1419

Table of Contents

Abarelix
Accelerated partial breast irradiation
Acoustic neuroma
Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome
Acute erythroblastic leukemia
Acute leukemia
Acute lymphocytic leukemia
Acute myelocytic leukemia
Acute promyelocytic leukemia
Acyclovir
Adenocarcinoma
Adenoma
Adjuvant chemotherapy
Adrenal tumors
Adrenocortical carcinoma
Advance directives
AIDS-related cancers
Alcohol consumption
Aldesleukin
Alemtuzumab
Allopurinol
Alopecia
Altretamine
Amenorrhea
American Joint Commission on Cancer
Amifostine
Aminoglutethimide
Amitriptyline
Amphotericin B
Amputation
Amsacrine
Anagrelide
Anal cancer
Anastrozole
Anemia
Angiogenesis inhibitors
Angiography
Anorexia
Anoscopy
Antiandrogens
Antibiotics
Antidiarrheal agents
Antiemetics
Antiestrogens
Antifungal therapy
Antimicrobials
Antineoplastic agents
Antioxidants
Antiviral therapy
Anxiety disorder
Aromatase inhibitors
Arsenic trioxide
Ascites
Asparaginase
Astrocytoma
Atropine
Azacitidine
Azathioprine
Aztreonam
Bacillus Calmette Guerin
Barium enema
Barrett's esophagus
Basal cell carcinoma
Benzodiazepines
Bevacizumab
Bexarotene
Bicalutamide
Bile duct cancer
Biliary tract cancers
Biopsy
Bisacodyl
Bisphosphonates
Bladder cancer
Bleomycin
Blood dyscrasias
Body image/self image
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
Bone marrow transplantation
Bone metastasis
Bone pain
Bone scan
Bone survey
Bortezomib
Bowen's disease
Brain and centralnervous system tumors
Brain metastasis
BRCA 1 and 2
Breast cancer
Breast cancer, male?
Breast self-exam
Breast ultrasound
Bronchoalveolar lung cancer
Bronchoscopy
Burkitt's lymphoma
Buserelin
Busulfan
Calcitonin
Cancer biology
Cancer cluster
Cancer genetics
Cancer prevention
Capecitabine
Capsaicin
Carbamazepine
Carboplatin
Carcinogenesis
Carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal
Carcinoid tumors, lung
Carcinoma
Carcinoma of unknown primary
Carcinomatous meningitis
Cardiomyopathy
Carmustine
Cartilage
CAT scan
Cefepime
Ceftazidime
Ceftriaxone
Celecoxib
Central nervous system carcinoma
Central nervous system lymphoma
Central nervous system tumors
Cervical cancer
Cetuximab
Chemoembolization
Chemoprevention
Chemotherapy
Chest x ray
Childhood cancers
Chlorambucil
Chondrosarcoma
Chordoma
Choroid plexus tumors
Chromic phosphate P32
Chromosome rearrangements
Chronic leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Chronic myelocytic leukemia
Cigarettes
Cimetidine
Ciprofloxacin
Cisplatin
Cladribine
Clinical trials
Codeine
Coenzyme Q10
Colectomy
Colon cancer
Colonoscopy
Colorectal cancer
Colostomy
Colposcopy
Complementary cancer therapies
Computed tomography
Computerized axial tomography
Corticosteroids
Craniopharyngioma
Craniotomy
Cryoablation
Cryotherapy
CT scan
CT-guided biopsy
Cushing's syndrome
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
Cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors
Cyclophosphamide
Cyclosporine
Cystosarcoma phylloides
Cystoscopy
Cytarabine
Cytogenetic analysis
Cytology
Cytopenias
Dacarbazine
Daclizumab
Dactinomycin
Dalteparin
Danazol
Daunorubicin
Demeclocycline
Denileukin
Depression
Dexamethasone
Dexrazoxane
Diarrhea
Diethylstilbestrol diphosphate
Digital rectal examination
Dilatation and Curettage
Diphenhydramine
Diphenoxylate
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
DNA
DNA flow cytometry
Docetaxel
Docusate
Dolasetron
Doxorubicin
Dronabinol
Droperidol
Drug resistance
Ductogram
Duplex ultrasound
Dysplastic nevus syndrome
Eaton-Lambert syndrome
Ectopic ACTH syndrome
Edatrexate
Endocrine system tumors
Endometrial cancer
Endorectal ultrasound
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Endoscopic ultrasound
Enoxaparin
Enteritis
Environmental factors in cancer development
Ependymoma
Epirubicin
Epstein-Barr Virus
Erlotinib
Erythropoietin
Esophageal cancer
Essiac
Estramustine
Etidronate
Etoposide
Ewing's sarcoma
Exemestane
Exenteration
Extracranial germ cell tumors
Extragonadal germ cell tumors
Famciclovir
Familial cancer syndromes
Famotidine
Fanconi anemia
Fatigue
Fecal occult blood test
Fentanyl
Fertility issues
Fever
Fibrocystic condition of the breast
Fibrosarcoma
Filgrastim
Flow cytometry
Floxuridine
Fluconazole
Fludarabine
Fluorouracil
Fluoxymesterone
Flutamide
Fluvestrant
Folic acid
Foscarnet
Gabapentin
Gallbladder cancer
Gallium nitrate
Gallium scan
Ganciclovir
Gastrointestinal cancers
Gastrointestinal complications
Gefitinib
Gemcitabine
Gemtuzumab
Gene array analysis
Gene therapy
Genetic testing
Gentamicin
Germ cell tumors
Gestational trophoblastic tumors
Giant cell tumors
Gliomas
Glutamine
Gonadal dysfunction
Goserelin acetate
Graft-vs.-host disease
Granisetron
Gynecologic cancers
Hairy cell leukemia
Haloperidol
Hand-Foot syndrome
Head and neck cancers
Health insurance
Hemolytic anemia
Hemoptysis
Heparin
Hepatic arterial infusion
Herceptin
Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster
Hickman lines
Histamine 2 antagonists
Histiocytosis X
Hodgkin's disease
Home health services
Horner's syndrome
Hospice care
Human growth factors
Human papilloma virus
Hydrocodone
Hydrocortisone
Hydromorphone
Hydroxyurea
Hypercalcemia
Hypercoagulation disorders
Hyperthermia
Hypopharnygeal cancer
Ibritumomab
Idarubicin
Ifosfamide
Imaging studies
Imatinib mesylate
Immune globulin
Immune response
Immunoelectrophoresis
Immunohistochemistry
Immunologic therapies
Implantable subcutaneous ports
Incontinence
Induction therapyDELETED
Infection and sepsis
Infertility
Intensity modulated radiation therapy
Interferons
Interleukin 2
Intimacy
Intraocular melanoma
Intravenous urography
Investigational drugs
Irinotecan
Islet cell carcinoma
Itching
Itraconazole
Kaposi's sarcoma
Ketoconazole
Ki67
Kidney cancer
Lactulose
Laparoscopy
Laryngeal cancer
Laryngeal nerve palsy
Laryngectomy
Laryngoscopy
Laxatives
Leiomyosarcoma
Letrozole
Leucovorin
Leukapheresis
Leukemia
Leukoencephalopathy
Leuprolide acetate
Levamisole
Li-Fraumeni syndrome
Limb salvage
Lip cancers
Liver biopsy
Liver cancer
Liver cancer, secondary
Liver scan
Lobectomy
Lomustine
Loperamide
Lorazepam
Low molecular weight heparins
Lumbar puncture
Lumpectomy
Lung cancer, non-small cell
Lung cancer, small cell
Lung metastasis
Lung surgery
Lymph node biopsy
Lymph node dissection
Lymphangiography
Lymphedema
Lymphocyte immune globulin
Lymphoma
Magnetic resonance imaging
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
MALT lymphoma
Mammography
Mantle cell lymphoma
Marijuana
Mastectomy
Matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors
Mechlorethamine
Meclizine
Mediastinal tumors
Mediastinoscopy
Medroxyprogesterone acetate
Medulloblastoma
Megestrol acetate
Melanoma
Melphalan
Memory change
Meningioma
Meperidine
Mercaptopurine
Merkel cell carcinoma
Mesna
Mesothelioma
Metastasis
Methadone
Methotrexate
Methylphenidate
Methylprednisolone
Metoclopramide
Metronidazole
Mistletoe
Mitoguazone
Mitomycin-C
Mitotane
Mitoxantrone
Mohs' surgery
Monoclonal antibodies
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
Morphine
Mucositis
Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes
Multiple myeloma
Muromonab-CD3
Myasthenia gravis
Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycosis fungoides
Myelodysplastic syndrome
Myelofibrosis
Myeloma
Myeloproliferative diseases
Myelosuppression
Nasal cancer
Nasopharyngeal cancer
Nausea and vomiting
Nephrostomy
Neuroblastoma
Neuroendocrine tumors
Neuropathy
Neutropenia
Night sweats
Nilutamide
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Nuclear medicine scans
Nutritional support
Nystatin
Occupational exposures and cancer
Octreotide
Oligodendroglioma
Ommaya reservoir
Ondansetron
Oocyte and embryo preservation
Oophorectomy
Opioids
Opium tincture
Oprelvekin
Oral cancers
Orchiectomy
Oropharyngeal cancer
Osteosarcoma
Ovarian cancer
Ovarian epithelial cancer
Ovarian germ cell tumors
Oxaliplatin
Oxycodone
Paclitaxel
Paget's disease of the breast
Pain management
Pamidronate
Pancreatic cancer, endocrine
Pancreatic cancer, exocrine
Pap test
Paracentesis
Paranasal sinus cancer
Paraneoplastic syndromes
Parathyroid cancer
PC-SPES
Pegaspargase
Pemetrexed
Penile cancer
Pentamidine
Pentostatin
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
Pericardial effusion
Pericardiocentesis
Peritoneovenous shunt
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
Phenytoin
Pheochromocytoma
Pheresis
Photodynamic therapy
PICC lines
Pilocarpine
Pineoblastoma
Pituitary tumors
Plasma cell dyscrasias, or plasma cell neoplasms
Plasmacytoma
Plasmapheresis
Pleural biopsy
Pleural effusion
Pleurodesis
Pleuropulmonary blastoma
Plicamycin
Ploidy analysis
Pneumonectomy
Pneumonia
Porfimer sodium
Positron emission tomography
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Prednimustine
Prednisone
Pregnancy and cancer
Primary site
Procarbazine
Prochlorperazine
Promethazine
Prostate cancer
Prostatectomy
Protein electrophoresis
Proteomics
Pruritus
Psycho-oncology
Quality of life
Radiation therapy
Radical neck dissection
Radiofrequency ablation
Radionuclide bone scan
Radionuclide imaging
Radiopharmaceuticals
Raloxifene
Ranitidine
Receptor analysis
Reconstructive Surgery
Rectal cancer
Renal pelvis tumors
Retinoblastoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Richter's syndrome
Rituximab
RoboticsDELETED
Rofecoxib
Salivary gland tumors
Samarium SM 153 Lexidronam
Sarcoma
Sargramostim
Saw palmetto
Scopolamine
Screening test
Second cancers
Segmentectomy
Semustine
Senna
Senokot
Sentinel lymph node mapping
Sexuality
Sezary syndrome
Sigmoidoscopy
Sirolimus
Sjogren's syndrome
Skin cancer
Small intestine cancer
Smoking cessation
Sodium iodide I 131
Sodium phosphate P 32
Soft tissue sarcoma
Somatostatin
Sperm banking
Spinal axis tumors
Spinal cord compression
Splenectomy
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
Stem cell transplant
Stenting
Stereotactic needle biopsy
Stereotactic surgery
Stomach cancer
Stomatitis
Streptozocin
Strontium-89
Substance abuse
Sun's soup
Superior vena cava syndrome
Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors
Suramin
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
Tacrolimus
Tamoxifen
Taste alteration
Temozolomide
Teniposide
Testicular cancer
Testicular self-exam
Testolactone
Testosterone
Tetrahydrocannabinol
Thalidomide
Thioguanine
Thiotepa
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopy
Thoracotomy
Thrombocytopenia
Thrombopoietin
Thrush
Thymic cancer
Thymoma
Thyroid cancer
Thyroid nuclear medicine scan
TNM Staging
Topotecan
Toremifene
Tositumomab
Tracheostomy
Transfusion therapy
Transitional care
Transitional cell carcinoma
Transvaginal ultrasound
Transverse myelitis
Trastuzumab
Tretinoin
Trichilemmal carcinoma
Trimethoprim
Trimetrexate
Triptorelin pamoate
Tumor grading
Tumor lysis syndrome
Tumor markers
Tumor necrosis factor
Tumor staging
Tumor suppressor genes
Ultrasonography
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
Upper GI series
Urethral cancer
Urostomy
Vaccines
Vaginal cancer
Valacyclovir HCl
Valrubicin
Vancomycin
Vascular access
Venoocclusive disease
Vinblastine
Vincristine
Vindesine
Vinorelbine
Viruses
Vitamins
Von Hippel-Lindau disease
Von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis
Vulvar cancer
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
Warfarin
Weight loss
Wilms' tumor
X ray
Xerostomia
Zoledronate
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Zolpidem

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