Cancer: What Cutting Edge Scientists Can Tell You & Yr Doctor About The Causes Of Cancer

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9780465008452: Cancer: What Cutting Edge Scientists Can Tell You & Yr Doctor About The Causes Of Cancer
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Divided into three sections, this volume offers a look at the past twenty years' research into cancer, discusses the latest findings and treatments, and describes the ten most common cancers

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Twenty-two years and more than $23 billion after the signing of the National Cancer Act, one estimate projects that by the year 2000 cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States in spite of remarkable advances in chemotherapy, radiation techniques, and surgery. This excellent compendium, by three authors actively engaged in cancer research for over 30 years, seeks to present a user-friendly, nontechnical, and accurate picture of the latest advances in cancer research, diagnoses, and therapies. The book is divided into three sections: cancer research; the cancer patient; and the ten most common cancers. The last section devotes 120 pages to discussing symptoms, screening, diagnosis, laboratory tests, and stages and contains charts listing the status, incidence, mortality, known or possible causes, preventive lifestyle changes, medical intervention, and research frontiers. It's a gold mine of cutting-edge research information. A valuable reference for both lay and professional readers, this book is highly recommended for all medical collections.
- James Swanton, Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine, New York
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Has cancer treatment improved since former President Richard Nixon declared "war on cancer" 20 years ago? Yes and no, conclude the authors--a physician, a former biochemistry professor and a scientist--in this comprehensive look at cancer research and treatment. They reassess what cancer is and the progress that has been made in its prevention, detection and care. Especially valuable is an overview of cancer treatments for the 10 most common cancers. The authors advise readers to contact the Physician Data Query, a useful resource providing the most up-to-date information on a particular cancer and its treatment. A portion of the book focuses on clinical trials--how to learn what they involve, to decide whether to participate and to determine what their use to patients may be. Look here, too, for charts that tell of DNA viruses associated with cancers in humans, and cancers apparently caused by medical procedures or prescribed drugs. There may be more information here about cancer than some will need to know, but knowledge is power and can help to shape important decisions about life and death, treatment and care.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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