This edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer provides a comprehensive survey of cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, and side effects. Its 620 entries include more than 40 brand new entries and more than 270 updated entries. Information is organized in an easy-to-read format; standard headings within entries include definition, description, demographics, causes and symptoms, diagnosis, clinical staging, treatment, coping with cancer treatment, treatment team, clinical trials, prevention, prognosis, special concerns, and resources. Rubrics for cancer drug entries include: definition, purpose, description, recommended dosage, precautions, side effects, and interactions. Sidebars include Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Key Terms, which help define more complex medical concepts. Appendixes include a glossary; contact information for state-specific National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer centers; and contact information for national and international support groups, government agencies, and research groups. Other features include anatomical illustrations of the major body systems; a subject index; and approximately 275 additional photographs, illustrations, and statistical tables.
Features and Benefits
- Approximately 620 articles ranging from 500 to 4,000 words, including cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, side effects (such as nausea and vomiting), and preventive measures.
- Entries also include related medical conditions that place people at higher risk of developing certain cancers.
- The Encyclopedia is heavily cross-referenced: see references point readers to specific entries from other common names, bold text terms within an entry indicate that separate articles are included for that topic, and see alsos at the end of articles suggest related entries within the set.
- An appendix provides complete contact information for both state-specific, national, and international cancer centers, support groups, government agencies, and research groups.
- Anatomical illustrations of the major body systems affected by cancers.
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars.
- A comprehensive, extensively cross-referenced subject index.
- ۲۷۵ full-color photographs and drawings.
- More than 40 new entries, including Cancer survivorship issues, Global cancer incidence, recently approved cancer drugs, and several entries on the association between dietary habits and cancer.
- New entries on cancer organizations (National Cancer Institute, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Joint Committee on Cancer).
- Comprehensive glossary compiled from Key Terms within the entries.
- Updated illustrations and statistical tables.
Adult cancer pain.
American Joint Committee on Cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma.
Bile duct cancer.
Body image/self image.
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
Bone marrow transplantation.
Brain and central nervous system tumors.
BRCA 1 and 2.