Health Reference Series: Cancer for Women Source Book

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

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1630-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Cancer Sourcebook for Women, Sixth Edition offers updated information about gynecologic cancers and other cancers of special concern to women, including breast cancer, cancers of the female reproductive organs, and cancers responsible for the highest number of deaths in women. It explains cancer risks -- including lifestyle factors, inherited genetic abnormalities, and hormonal medications -- and methods used to diagnose and treat cancer

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Understanding Cancer Risks in Women
  • Chapter 1—What Women Need to Know about Cancer
  • Chapter 2—Common Gynecologic Conditions That Are Not Indicative of Cancer
  • Chapter 3—Does Cancer Run in Your Family?
  • Chapter 4—What Women Need to Know about Smoking and Cancer Risk
  • Section 4.1—Smoking and Cancer
  • Section 4.2—Women's Health and Smoking
  • Section 4.3—Smoking Cessation
  • Chapter 5—Facts about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer Risk
  • Section 5.1—HPV Facts
  • Section 5.2—HPV Vaccine for Young Women in the United States
  • Chapter 6—Cancer Risks Associated with Hormonal Medications
  • Section 6.1—Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk
  • Section 6.2—Menopausal Hormone Therapy Use and Cancer
  • Section 6.3—Diethylstilbestrol Exposure and Cancer Risk
  • Section 6.4—Pregnancy and Cancer Risks
  • Chapter 7—Cancer-Causing Substances in the Environment
  • Part II: Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 8—Breast Cancer Statistics
  • Chapter 9—What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 10—Understanding the Risk of Breast Cancer
  • Section 10.1—Probability of Breast Cancer in American Women
  • Section 10.2—Breast Cancer Risk and Protective Factors
  • Section 10.3—Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 11—Genes Associated with Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 12—Breast Cancer Screening
  • Chapter 13—Staging and Treating Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 14—Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy
  • Chapter 15—Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer
  • Part III: Gynecologic Cancers
  • Chapter 16—Cervical Cancer
  • Section 16.1—Understanding Cervical Cancer
  • Section 16.2—Staging and Treating Cervical Cancer
  • Chapter 17—Endometrial Cancer
  • Chapter 18—Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
  • Chapter 19—Ovarian Cancer
  • Section 19.1—What You Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer
  • Section 19.2—Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors
  • Section 19.3—Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Section 19.4—Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors
  • Section 19.5—Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use Lowers Risk for Ovarian Cancers
  • Section 19.6—Ovarian Epithelial Tumors Traced to Fallopian Tubes
  • Section 19.7—Rucaparib Approved as Maintenance Treatment for Some Recurrent Ovarian Cancers
  • Section 19.8—Aspirin Use May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 20—Uterine Sarcoma Cancer
  • Chapter 21—Vaginal Cancer
  • Chapter 22—Vulvar Cancer
  • Part IV: Other Cancers of Special Concern to Women
  • Chapter 23—Anal Cancer
  • Chapter 24—Colorectal Cancer
  • Section 24.1—Cancers of the Colon and Rectum
  • Section 24.2—Staging and Treating Cancer of the Colon
  • Section 24.3—Staging and Treating Cancer of the Rectum
  • Chapter 25—Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancers
  • Section 25.1—Gallbladder Cancer
  • Section 25.2—Bile Duct Cancer
  • Chapter 26—Lung Cancer
  • Section 26.1—What You Need to Know about Lung Cancer
  • Section 26.2—Staging and Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Section 26.3—Staging and Treating Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
  • Chapter 27—Pancreatic Cancer
  • Chapter 28—Skin Cancer
  • Section 28.1—Facts about Skin Cancer
  • Section 28.2—Diagnosing and Treating Melanoma
  • Section 28.3—Diagnosing and Treating Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
  • Chapter 29—Thyroid Cancer
  • Part V: Diagnosing and Treating Cancer
  • Chapter 30—How to Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer
  • Chapter 31—Diagnosing Cancer
  • Section 31.1—Commonly Used Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
  • Section 31.2—Biopsy for Cancer
  • Section 31.3—Pelvic Examination
  • Section 31.4—Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
  • Section 31.5—Tumor Markers
  • Chapter 32—What Do Your Cancer Test Results Mean?
  • Section 32.1—Understanding a Pathology Report
  • Section 32.2—Questions and Answers about Cancer Staging
  • Section 32.3—Questions and Answers about Tumor Grades
  • Chapter 33—Getting a Second Opinion before Surgery
  • Chapter 34—Commonly Used Surgical Procedures for Women with Cancer
  • Section 34.1—Hysterectomy
  • Section 34.2—Surgery Choices for Women with DCIS or Breast Cancer
  • Section 34.3—Oophorectomy
  • Section 34.4—Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery)
  • Section 34.5—Cryosurgery
  • Chapter 35—Chemotherapy
  • Chapter 36—Radiation Therapy
  • Chapter 37—Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Chapter 38—Biological Therapies for Cancer
  • Chapter 39—Laser Treatment and Photodynamic Therapy
  • Chapter 40—If You Are Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Cancer
  • Chapter 41—Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Part VI: Coping with the Side Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatments
  • Chapter 42—Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 43—Nausea and Vomiting
  • Chapter 44—Fighting Cancer Fatigue
  • Chapter 45—Controlling Cancer-Related Pain
  • Chapter 46—Gastrointestinal Effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 47—Lymphedema
  • Chapter 48—The Effects of Cancer Treatments on Blood Cells
  • Section 48.1—Anemia
  • Section 48.2—Neutropenia
  • Section 48.3—Thrombocytopenia
  • Chapter 49—Fever, Sweats, and Hot Flashes
  • Chapter 50—Treatment-Related Neuropathy
  • Chapter 51—Cancer Treatment and Physical Appearance
  • Section 51.1—Hair Loss (Alopecia)
  • Section 51.2—Nail and Skin Care
  • Chapter 52—Cognitive-Related Effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Part VII: Women's Issues in Cancer Survivorship
  • Chapter 53—Life after Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 54—Nutrition in Cancer Care
  • Chapter 55—Exercising during Cancer Treatment and Beyond
  • Chapter 56—Coping with the Emotions of Cancer
  • Chapter 57—Talking to Children about Your Cancer
  • Chapter 58—Sexuality and Reproductive Issues among Women with Cancer
  • Section 58.1—Renewing Intimacy and Sexuality after Gynecologic Cancer
  • Section 58.2—Cancer and Fertility Preservation
  • Section 58.3—Breast Cancer Treatment during Pregnancy
  • Chapter 59—Taking Charge of Your Follow-Up Care
  • Part VIII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 60—A Glossary of Cancer-Related Terms
  • Chapter 61—Resources for More Information about Cancer in Women
  • Chapter 62—How to Find a Cancer Support Group