Confronting Cancer: How to Care for Today and Tomorrow

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Contents xv
  • I - The Kinds of Cancer *
  • 1 - Breast Cancer 3
  • 2 - Lung Cancer 23
  • 3 - Colon and Rectal Cancer 37
  • 4 - Prostate Cancer 51
  • 5 - Gynecologic Cancers 65
  • 6 - Skin Cancer: Melanoma and Nonmelanoma 81
  • 7 - Lymphoma: Hodgkin's Disease and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 95
  • 8 - Leukemia 105
  • 9 - Urinary Tract Cancers: Bladder and Kidney 117
  • 10 - Testicular Cancer 131
  • 11 - Cancer of Unknown Primary Site 141
  • II - Cancer Treatments *
  • 12 - Surgical Therapy of Cancer 151
  • 13 - Radiation Therapy 163
  • 14 - Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy 177
  • 15 - Bone Marrow Transplantation 195
  • 16 - Biological Therapy of Cancer 211
  • 17 - Investigational Therapy: Clinical Trials in Cancer Treatment 217
  • 18 - No Therapy 223
  • 19 - Cancer Quackery 231
  • III - Common Problems Encountered by the Cancer Patient *
  • 20 - Getting a Second Opinion 243
  • 21 - Day-To-Day Symptoms 253
  • 22 - Cancer and the Elderly 265
  • 23 - Control of Cancer Pain 279
  • 24 - Getting One's Affairs in Order 301
  • 25 - The Next Step: Being a Survivor 315
  • Appendixes *
  • Appendix A - Resources 329
  • Appendix B - Index of Case Studies by Chapter and Related Topics 339
  • Appendix C - Suggested Reading 343
  • Index 351
  • About the Author *
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