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Fighting cancer with knowledge & hope : a guide ... Read More

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  • ISBN: 9780300190618
  • ISBN: 0300190611
  • Physical Description: print
    xxii, 306 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2013, ... Read More

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Part 1 Exposing cancer : 1. First steps -- 2. What ... Read More
Subject: Cancer
Cancer -- Treatment
Cancer -- Patients -- Psychology

Foreword xi
Edmundo Bendezu
Preface to the Second Edition xv
Preface to the First Edition xvii
Acknowledgments xxi
PART I Exposing Cancer
1 First Steps
When First Diagnosed: "What Should I Ask?"
Cancer Pitfalls
2 What Is Cancer?
The Three Essential Properties of Cancer
Understanding How Cancer Spreads
3 Diagnosis, Staging, Curability
Making a Diagnosis of Cancer
Determining the Extent or Stage of Cancer
Estimating Curability
4 Understanding Specific Cancers
Blood and Lymph Cancers
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Brain Tumors
5 Why Cancer Develops
Cancer and the Blueprint for Life
Family Cancers
Cancer and the Environment
Why Do Only Some People Get Cancer?
PART II Attacking Cancer
6 How Cancer Grows: The Basis of Cancer Treatments
Cancer Develops over Decades
Cancer Grows by Organized Chaos
Cancer Can Grow Unpredictably
Cancer Is Survival of the Fittest
The Devil Is in the Details
7 Cancer Treatments Revolve around Metastasis
After Surgery: "Why Do I Need Chemo If I'm Cancer-Free?"
Eye on the Prize: Complete Cancer Eradication
When Surgery Is Not the First Step
Metastatic Disease: Cure versus Control
How a Treatment Strategy Is Chosen
Cancer in the Older Individual
The Role of Surgery in Metastatic Cancer
The Role of Radiation Therapy in Metastatic Cancer
8 Cancer Treatments at Work
A New Era of Hope
Targeting the Lifelines of Cancer
Targeted Therapies
Hormone Therapies
Radiation Therapy
Why Do Cancer Treatments Sometimes Fail?
9 Personalized Cancer Medicine: Tailoring Treatment to the Patient
Focus on Prostate Cancer: Targeting Testosterone
Targeted Approaches in Other Cancers
Genetic Profiling of Cancer
10 Harnessing the Immune System
Releasing the Brakes on the Immune System
Cancer, Stress, and the Mind-Body Connection
Alternative Cancer Therapies
In Search of Evidence
11 Get Prepared to Survive
Live for Today
Physical Challenges of Survivors
Psychological (Emotional) Challenges of Survivors
Survival Is Spelled LMNOP
Final Thoughts
Appendix 1 Types of Cancer Medicine 239(5)
Appendix 2 For More Information 244(3)
Glossary 247(6)
References 253(20)
Index 273

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