The Cancer Dictionary
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The Cancer Dictionary

By Michael J. Sarg, Ann D. Gross

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Format: Paperback / softback, 416 pages, 3rd Edition
Other Information: 15 black-&-white photographs & 25 line illustrations, index, bibliography, cross-references, tables
Published In: United States, 15 May 2007
"The Cancer Dictionary, Third Edition" is a common-sense approach to one of the most wide-spread and dreaded diseases in the United States. "The Cancer Dictionary, Third Edition" is meant to provide the cancer patient and general public with easy access to areas of information that are often hard to locate, or when found, are hard for the layperson to understand. The goal of this work is to include every term or treatment that the non-medical reader is likely to encounter, as well as to provide in accessible language the information required to understand that term or concept. With more than 2,500 definitions and terms, "The Cancer Dictionary, Third Edition" provides a wealth of information within a user friendly format. Coverage includes the individual cancers - causes, incidence, symptoms, diagnosis, stages and treatments, diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, therapeutic drugs, types of radiation therapy, biological therapy, side effects, risk factors, carcinogens, prevention, support services, and organizations. Some typical entries include breast cancer, bone marrow transplantation, laser therapy, pap smear, statin, tamoxifen, and tumor. Also included are noteworthy Web sites of national organizations for cancer and AIDS, comprehensive cancer centers by state, and clinical cancer centers by state, as well as a bibliography and an index.


Originally published in 1992, this work continues to be the most comprehensive and vital short guide to cancer-related terminology. Coauthors Sarg (medical oncology, St. Vincent's Hosp.; clinical medicine, New York Medical Coll.) and medical communications specialist Gross have revised it to incorporate 15 years' worth of advances made in research and treatment. The 2500-plus A-to-Z entries compress information-dense, emotionally thorny subjects into neutral, easily graspable concepts. Entries are generally one paragraph long and offer numerous cross-references. An appendix containing an updated list of cancer organizations and myriad black-and-white photographs and line illustrations conclude the book. A fundamental guide for patients and their families, this remains highly recommended for all public libraries and health care-focused collections. Libraries owning the original should invest in this edition.-Savannah Schroll Guz, formerly with Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, DC Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

.,."an excellent resource...Recommended."

EAN: 9780816064120
ISBN: 0816064121
Publisher: Checkmark Books
Dimensions: 23.34 x 18.67 x 2.64 centimeters (0.86 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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