Cancer Sourcebook For Women, 6th Ed.
- Author/Editor: Angela Williams
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 768
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- Publication Date: July 2018
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1630-5
- List Price: $97.00
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Cancer Sourcebook for Women, Sixth Edition offers updated information about gynecologic cancers and other cancers of special concern to women, including breast cancer, cancers of the female reproductive organs, and cancers responsible for the highest number of deaths in women. It explains cancer risks—including lifestyle factors, inherited genetic abnormalities, and hormonal medications—and methods used to diagnose and treat cancer. Practical suggestions for coping with the treatment side effects are provided, and a section on cancer survivorship discusses methods for maintaining quality of life during and after treatment. The book concludes with a glossary of cancer- related terms, a directory of resources, and facts about locating support groups.
This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
Part I: Understanding Cancer Risks in Women defines what cancer is and what women must know about cancer. It also gives brief insight into common gynecologic conditions that are not cancerous, metastatic cancer, smoking and cancer risk, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer risk, cancer risks associated with hormonal medications, and cancer-causing substances in the environment.
Part II: Breast Cancer offers facts about breast cancer, including information about risk factors and protective factors, screening and diagnostic methods, and treatment options. Facts about genes associated with breast cancer, breast cancer treatment and pregnancy are also discussed.
Part III: Gynecological Cancer discusses cancers of a woman’s reproductive organs. Individual chapters include information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, gestational trophoblastic tumors, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer.
Part IV: Other Cancers of Special Concern to Women discusses cancers other than gynecologic cancers that have a higher prevalence among women than men or those cancer types responsible for the most cancer-related deaths among women. It provides detailed information on anal cancer, colorectal cancer, gall-bladder cancer, bile duct cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer, and thyroid cancer.
Part V: Diagnosing and Treating Cancer covers tests and procedures involved in cancer diagnosis, as well as staging and general treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy, targeted cancer therapies, stem cell transplant, immunotherapy and nutrition therapy. It also highlights complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices in cancer care. Information on cancer drugs and vaccines are also included
Part VI: Coping with the Side Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatments discusses the many side effects of chemotherapy and radiation and how to cope with it. The part concludes with a brief overview of the cognitive-related effects of cancer treatment and fighting cancer fatigue.
Part VII: Women’s Issues in Cancer Survivorship discusses about living and coping with cancer. It also gives a brief insight into the best methods possible to survive cancer.
Part VIII: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of cancer-related terms, directory of national cancer organizations that provide information about specific cancers and how to find a cancer support group.
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