Health Reference Series: Women and Cancer

Editor: Hayes, Kevin
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $87.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $130.50
ISBN: 978-1-80316-134-1
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 23
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Provides basic consumer health information about gynecologic cancers and other cancers of special concern to women and facts about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, and women's issues in cancer treatment and survivorship. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part 1. Understanding Cancer Risks in Women
  • Chapter 1—What You Need to Know about Cancer
  • Chapter 2—Common Gynecologic Conditions That Are Not Indicative of Cancer
  • Chapter 3—The Genetics of Cancer
  • Chapter 4—Smoking, Tobacco and Cancer Risk in Women
  • Chapter 5—The Link between Human Papillomavirus and Cancer
  • Chapter 6—Reproductive History and Cancer Risk
  • Chapter 7—Cancer-Causing Substances in the Environment
  • Chapter 8—Interventions That May Lower Cancer Risk
  • Part 2. Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 9—Breast Cancer: The Second Most Common Cancer among Women
  • Chapter 10—The Relationship between Breast Density and Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 11—Breast Cancer Screening
  • Chapter 12—Stages of Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 13—Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Part 3. Gynecologic Cancers
  • Chapter 14—Vaginal Cancer
  • Chapter 15—Vulvar Cancer
  • Chapter 16—Cervical Cancer
  • Chapter 17—Ovarian Cancer
  • Chapter 18—Endometrial Cancer
  • Chapter 19—Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
  • Chapter 20—Uterine Sarcoma
  • Part 4. Other Cancers of Special Concern to Women
  • Chapter 21—Anal Cancer
  • Chapter 22—Colorectal Cancer
  • Chapter 23—Gallbladder Cancer
  • Chapter 24—Lung Cancer
  • Chapter 25—Thyroid Cancer
  • Chapter 26—Skin Cancer
  • Chapter 27—Pancreatic Cancer
  • Part 5. Diagnosing and Treating Cancer
  • Chapter 28—How to Find a Doctor or a Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer
  • Chapter 29—Cancer Diagnosis
  • Chapter 30—What Do Your Cancer Test Results Mean?
  • Chapter 31—Types of Cancer Treatment: An Overview
  • Chapter 32—Surgical Procedures for Cancer in Women
  • Chapter 33—Chemotherapy
  • Chapter 34—Radiation Therapy
  • Chapter 35—Immunotherapy: A Precision Medicine Tool for Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 36—Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 37—Hyperthermia
  • Chapter 38—Photodynamic Therapy
  • Chapter 39—Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Cancer
  • Chapter 40—Cancer Clinical Trials
  • Part 6. Coping with the Short- and Long-Term Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatments
  • Chapter 41—Nutrition-Related Side Effects from Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 42—Managing Cancer Fatigue
  • Chapter 43—Managing Cancer-Related Pain
  • Chapter 44—The Effects of Cancer Treatments on Blood Cells
  • Chapter 45—Nervous System Side Effects
  • Chapter 46—Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues
  • Chapter 47—Cancer Treatment and Effects on Physical Appearance
  • Chapter 48—Other Side Effects
  • Part 7. Women's Issues in Cancer Survivorship
  • Chapter 49—Life after Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 50—Managing Day-to-Day Life during Cancer
  • Chapter 51—Exercising during Cancer Treatment and Beyond
  • Chapter 52—Coping with Feelings
  • Chapter 53—Talking to Children about Your Cancer
  • Chapter 54—Coping with Sexuality and Reproductive Issues during and after Cancer Treatment
  • Chapter 55—Taking Charge of Your Follow-Up Care
  • Part 8. Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 56—A Glossary of Cancer-Related Terms
  • Chapter 57—Resources for More Information about Cancer in Women
  • Chapter 58—How to Find a Cancer Support Group