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The Encyclopedia of Cancer
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Carol Turkington and William LiPera, M.D.
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816050295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5029-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 616.99
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 464

Summary

A concise and comprehensive reference to this devastating, widespread disease, The Encyclopedia of Cancer provides a thorough introduction to the many different types and aspects of cancer. Covering everything from leukemia to melanoma to colon cancer, more than 400 entries detail all the basics of cancer and address its many forms. Thorough explanations of national and global statistics, gender differences, and promising research are included, as well as lists of organizations linked to oncology and patient issues, and much more. The most comprehensive single-volume reference of its kind, this encyclopedia is essential for school and public libraries, general readers, and professionals alike.

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 Brain and Brain Disorders, Second Edition, The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, Second Edition, 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, The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, and The Encyclopedia of Fertility and Infertility.

William LiPera, M.D. is a hematologist-oncologist in private practice at North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates in East Setauket, NY and attending clinical instructor in oncology - hematology at University Hospital and Medical Center at Stony Brook, NY. He also maintains a clinical practice in hematology oncology at University Hospital and Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY, and at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and St. Charles Hospital both in Port Jefferson, NY.

Reviews and Awards

"...more than 400 well-written, easy-to-understand, A-to-Z entries...a useful introductory resource...Recommended."
Library Journal

"...a good resource for patients and families that want to know more about specific kinds of cancer and its treatment. [The] Encyclopedia of Cancer is highly recommended for consumer health libraries and hospital libraries that see a lot of patient use. Good for public and academic libraries..."
Reference Reviews

"...a concise, comprehensive guide to the devastating and widespread disease of cancer...This jargon-free, comprehensive encyclopedia provides essential information to help patients and their families better understand the disease and deal with the various shocks associated with cancer...Recommended."
Choice

"Like other books in the Facts On File [Library of] Health and Living series, this volume is comprehensive, accessible, and well organized...a valuable tool...strongly recommended."
American Reference Books Annual

"...an excellent resource...a factual and thorough introduction to an extremely complex disease family."
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