The Cancer Dictionary

The Cancer Dictionary

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Defines cancer symptoms, surgical procedures, drugs, side-effects, risk factors, diagnostic tests, and prevention.

Book News
Sarg and Gross present a revised reference text for cancer patients and their families designed to provide much-needed basic information to allay most common fears and address everyday concerns. Updated throughout, the latest edition of the A-to-Z text contains some 2,500 definitions and terms on cancers, their causes, stages, and treatments; diagnostic tests, therapies, and risk factors; advances in radiation treatments, chemotherapy, and pain management; current information on surgical procedures; and prevention, vaccines, and new findings on hard-to-treat cancers. It also includes appendixes on national organizations for cancer research and clinical care centers by state. Sarg practices oncology at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City; Gross is a medical writer specializing in gerontology and head of a New York-based healthcare communications firm. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Coauthored by the associate chief oncologist at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City and a medical writer with a specialty in gerontology, The Cancer Dictionary, Third Edition is a clear and concise reference guide for cancer patients and their families that is designed to provide much-needed information to allay most common fears and address everyday concerns.

Facts on File

Praise for the previous edition:
" excellent resource...Recommended." The Book Report

Coauthored by a medical writer and the former associate chief of medical oncology at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, this updated A-to-Z resource provides more than 2,500 accessible definitions and terms for cancer patients and their families, guiding them through much of the confusion that surrounds the latest claims of this enigmatic disease.

This updated volume covers everything you need to know about this disease, including details about individual cancers their causes, incidence levels, stages, and treatment options. In addition, vital information about diagnostic tests, symptoms, surgeries, radiation therapies, side effects, risk factors, carcinogens, and prevention are also presented to highlight all the important aspects of this pervasive disease.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2007
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780816064113
Branch Call Number: 616.99 SA
Characteristics: xv, 416 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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