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The Encyclopedia of Breast Cancer
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Carol Turkington and Karen Krag, M.D.
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816050287
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5028-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2004
  • Dewey Number: 616.99
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 320

Summary

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in the United States, and more than one million have died of this disease since 1970. Based on current statistics for females in the United States, one out of nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is important that students, adults, and professionals alike possess a thorough understanding of this all-too-common disease, especially considering the proven positive effects of prevention and early detection. In The Encyclopedia of Breast Cancer, more than 500 detailed entries discuss breast cancer in men and women, including statistics, prevention, symptoms, causes, treatments, and much more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Carol Turkington is a medical writer with a degree in journalism and 25 years of professional experience, including three years as medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. She brings a vast preexisting knowledge of cancer to this project, having conducted significant research in the field and written extensively about the subject. She is very knowledgeable regarding breast and ovarian cancer, and has covered all aspects of women’s reproductive cancer in her book The Unofficial Guide to Women’s Health. She has covered many different types of cancers in The Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, Second Edition, updated, all from Facts On File. Her other books for Facts On File include The Poisons and Antidotes Sourcebook; The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition.

Karen Krag, M.D., is a graduate of Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. She is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, clinical associate at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and associate physician at both Brigham & Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Reviews and Awards

"Few libraries will want to be without this all-in-one volume for the layperson...a tremendous amount of up-to-date information on every aspect of breast cancer...essential for public and college library collections."
Booklist

"...a welcome and timely resource...[a] wonderful encyclopedia...useful to professionals, lay persons, and students alike...highly recommended."
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