Health Reference Series: Cancer Sourcebook

Editor: Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7808-1622-0
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 30
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2019
Table of Contents

Cancer Sourcebook, Eighth Edition provides updated information about common types of cancer affecting the head, neck, central nervous system, endocrine system, lungs, digestive and urinary tracts, blood cells, immune system, skin, bones, and other body systems. It explains how people can reduce their risk of cancer by adopting a healthy lifestyle, addressing issues related to cancer risk, and taking advantage of screening exams.

Share this

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Cancer Risk Factors and Cancer Prevention
  • Chapter 1—What Is Cancer?
  • Chapter 2—Cancer Statistics
  • Section 2.1—Understanding Statistics on Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality
  • Section 2.2—Statistics for Different Kinds of Cancer
  • Chapter 3—Cancer Health Disparities
  • Section 3.1—Overview of Cancer Health Disparities
  • Section 3.2—Health Disparities among Different Cancer Types
  • Chapter 4—Lifestyle Issues and Cancer Risk
  • Section 4.1—Tobacco Use and Cancer Risk
  • Section 4.2—Alcohol Use and Cancer Risk
  • Section 4.3—Obesity and Cancer Risk
  • Section 4.4—The Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Cancer Risk
  • Section 4.5—Sun Exposure and Cancer Risk
  • Section 4.6—Indoor Tanning and Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 5—Hereditary Cancer Risks
  • Chapter 6—Infectious Diseases and Cancer Risk
  • Section 6.1—Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) and Cancer
  • Section 6.2—Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and Cancer Risk
  • Section 6.3—Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus
  • Section 6.4—Hepatitis Viruses and Cancer Risk
  • Section 6.5—Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV1) and Cancer Risk
  • Section 6.6—Epstein-Barr Virus and Cancer Risk
  • Section 6.7—Helicobacter pylori and Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 7—Hormonal Therapies and Cancer Risk
  • Section 7.1—Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk
  • Section 7.2—Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cancer
  • Section 7.3—Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 8—Radiation and Cancer Risk
  • Section 8.1—How Radiation Affects Cancer Risk
  • Section 8.2—Radon and Cancer Risk
  • Section 8.3—Medical X-Rays and Cancer Risk
  • Section 8.4—Iodine-131 and Cancer Risk
  • Section 8.5—Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer Risk
  • Section 8.6—Cell Phones and Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 9—Environmental Carcinogens
  • Chapter 10—Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of Melanoma
  • Chapter 11—Cancer Vaccines
  • Chapter 12—Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions
  • Part II: Common Types of Cancer
  • Cancers Affecting the Brain and Central Nervous System
  • Chapter 13—Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Chapter 14—Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Chapter 15—Neuroblastoma
  • Chapter 16—Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cancers Affecting the Endocrine System
  • Chapter 17—Pituitary Tumors
  • Chapter 18—Thyroid Cancer
  • Chapter 19—Parathyroid Cancer
  • Chapter 20—Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Chapter 21—Islet Cell Tumors
  • Cancers Affecting the Eyes, Mouth, and Neck
  • Chapter 22—Retinoblastoma
  • Chapter 23—Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Chapter 24—Laryngeal Cancer
  • Cancers That Affect the Lungs
  • Chapter 25—Lung Cancer: An Overview
  • Chapter 26—Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Chapter 27—Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
  • Chapter 28—Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Cancers Affecting the Digestive Tract
  • Chapter 29—Esophageal Cancer
  • Chapter 30—Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Chapter 31—Gallbladder Cancer
  • Chapter 32—Pancreatic Cancer
  • Chapter 33—Liver Cancer
  • Chapter 34—Bile Duct Cancer
  • Chapter 35—Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Chapter 36—Small Intestine Cancer
  • Chapter 37—Colorectal Cancer
  • Chapter 38—Anal Cancer
  • Cancers Affecting the Urinary Tract
  • Chapter 39—Kidney Cancers
  • Section 39.1—Renal Cell Cancer
  • Section 39.2—Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors
  • Chapter 40—Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
  • Chapter 41—Urethral Cancer
  • Chapter 42—Bladder Cancer
  • Cancers Affecting the Breasts and Reproductive Organs
  • Chapter 43—Breast Cancer
  • Section 43.1—Breast Cancer in Women
  • Section 43.2—Breast Cancer in Men
  • Chapter 44—Gynecological Cancers
  • Section 44.1—Overview of Gynecological Cancers
  • Section 44.2—Cervical Cancer
  • Section 44.3—Endometrial Cancer
  • Section 44.4—Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
  • Section 44.5—Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Section 44.6—Uterine Sarcoma
  • Section 44.7—Vaginal Cancer
  • Section 44.8—Vulvar Cancer
  • Chapter 45—Andrological Cancers
  • Section 45.1—Penile Cancer
  • Section 45.2—Prostate Cancer
  • Section 45.3—Testicular Cancer
  • Cancers Affecting the Blood Cells and Immune System
  • Chapter 46—Leukemia
  • Section 46.1—Overview of Leukemia
  • Section 46.2—Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Section 46.3—Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Section 46.4—Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Section 46.5—Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Section 46.6—Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Chapter 47—Lymphoma
  • Section 47.1—Overview of Lymphoma
  • Section 47.2—Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Section 47.3—Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Chapter 48—Plasma Cell Neoplasms
  • Chapter 49—Myelodysplastic and Myeloproliferative Diseases
  • Chapter 50—Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
  • Cancers Affecting the Skin and Bones
  • Chapter 51—Skin Cancer
  • Chapter 52—Melanoma
  • Chapter 53—Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Chapter 54—Bone Cancers
  • Section 54.1—Overview of Bone Cancer
  • Section 54.2—Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
  • Section 54.3—Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors
  • Cancers Affecting Other or Multiple Body Systems
  • Chapter 55—Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Section 55.1—Overview of Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Section 55.2—Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Section 55.3—Childhood Vascular Tumors
  • Section 55.4—Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Section 55.5—Synovial Sarcoma
  • Section 55.6—Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Section 55.7—Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Chapter 56—Germ Cell Tumors
  • Section 56.1—Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors
  • Section 56.2—Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors
  • Section 56.3—Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors
  • Chapter 57—Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin
  • Part III: Cancer-Related Tests and Treatments
  • Chapter 58—Cancer Diagnosis, Staging, and Prognosis
  • Chapter 59—Finding Healthcare Services
  • Chapter 60—Common Medical Procedures and Tests for Cancer
  • Section 60.1—Cancer Imaging
  • Section 60.2—Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Section 60.3—Tumor Markers
  • Chapter 61—Surgical Procedures and Cancer
  • Section 61.1—What You Need to Know about Surgery
  • Section 61.2—Lasers in Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 62—Chemotherapy
  • Chapter 63—Radiation Therapy
  • Chapter 64—Immunotherapy
  • Chapter 65—Stem Cell Transplant
  • Chapter 66—Hormone Therapy
  • Chapter 67—Targeted Therapies
  • Chapter 68—Precision Medicine
  • Chapter 69—Cancer and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Section 69.1—Thinking about CAM
  • Section 69.2—Acupuncture
  • Section 69.3—Aromatherapy
  • Section 69.4—Cannabis and Cannabinoids
  • Section 69.5—Cartilage (Bovine and Shark)
  • Section 69.6—Laetrile/Amygdalin
  • Section 69.7—Milk Thistle
  • Section 69.8—Mistletoe Extracts
  • Part IV: Recurrent and Advanced Cancer
  • Chapter 70—Recurrent Cancer
  • Chapter 71—Metastatic Cancer
  • Chapter 72—Advanced Cancer
  • Chapter 73—End-of-Life Care
  • Part V: Clinical Trials and Cancer Research
  • Chapter 74—Clinical Trials
  • Section 74.1—What Are Clinical Trials?
  • Section 74.2—How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial
  • Chapter 75—Cancer Biology Research
  • Chapter 76—Cancer Genomics Research
  • Chapter 77—Cancer Diagnosis Research
  • Chapter 78—Cancer Prevention Research
  • Chapter 79—Cancer Treatment Research
  • Chapter 80—Oncolytic Virus Therapy
  • Chapter 81—Gene Therapy for Cancer
  • Chapter 82—Liquid Biopsy: Using DNA in Blood to Detect, Track, and Treat Cancer
  • Chapter 83—Technologies in Tumor Surgery
  • Chapter 84—Treatment of Prostate Cancer with Apalutamide
  • Part VI: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 85—A Glossary of Cancer-Related Terms
  • Chapter 86—National Organizations Offering Cancer-Related Services
  • Chapter 87—Using Trusted Resources
  • Chapter 88—Beware of Online Cancer Fraud