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The Encyclopedia of Cancer and Cancer Medicine
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  • Authored by: Philip Philip M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P and Christine Adamec
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
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  • ISBN-10: 1438194242
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9424-0
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2019
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

A concise and comprehensive reference to this devastating, widespread disease and how doctors combat it, The Encyclopedia of Cancer and Cancer Medicine provides a thorough introduction to the many different types of cancer and their treatments. Covering everything from leukemia to melanoma to colon cancer, entries detail all pf the basics of cancer in its many forms. Covered here are causes of cancer, new medical approaches to fighting cancer, differences in cancer risk among various populations, and the latest cancer statistics. Although cancer remains an awful and threatening disease, doctors have made great strides in treating and curing many types of it, especially with early detection. A comprehensive single-volume reference, this encyclopedia is essential for school and public libraries, general readers, and professionals alike.

Key topics include:

  • aging and cancer risks
  • breast cancer
  • cancer prevention and risk reduction
  • clinical trials for cancer therapies
  • genetics and gene testing for cancer
  • lung cancer
  • pain management for cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • staging of cancer
  • treatment of cancer

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About the Author(s)

Philip A. Philip, M.D., is a medical oncologist and a featured speaker at medical conferences worldwide. He is a professor of oncology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and the vice president of medical affairs at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. He has authored and coauthored over two hundred medical research articles on cancer and is on the editorial board of multiple cancer journals. 

Christine Adamec has authored and coauthored many books for Facts On File, including The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol AbuseThe Encyclopedia of Drug AbuseThe Encyclopedia of Elder CareThe Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and AnxietiesThe Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Third Edition; and numerous other titles on pivotal medical and psychological issues. In addition, Adamec authored Pathological Gambling for Chelsea House's Psychological Disorders series.

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