The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments | ISBN 0787656097 | Author: Ellen Thackery | Publisher: Gale Group

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"This latest offering from the 'Gale Group' gives lay readers a comprehensive look at the current state of cancer and its therapies, covering specific cancer types, diagnostic procedures, side effects, drugs, and treatments... This title is recommended for consumer health collections that specialize in cancer."
-- Library Journal (May 2002)

The resource students and researchers will turn to for reliable, up-to-date and clearly written information, the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer is a comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments and diagnostic procedures. The Encyclopedia includes entries covering cancers, cancer drugs, treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures. Entries typically include the following elements:

* Causes and Symptoms
* Definition
* Description
* Diagnosis
* Prevention
* Resources
* Risks
* Special Concerns
* And more

An appendix provides complete contact information for cancer centers, national support groups, government agencies and research groups. Features include anatomical illustrations of the major body systems, a subject index and approximately 200 photographs and drawings.