Everyone s Guide to Cancer Therapy

Equally informative and accessible, this comprehensive book navigates cancer patients and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care.

Author: Dr. Andrew Ko

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740768573

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1028

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Revised 5th Edition Praise for the first edition of Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day: A landmark book . . . So much of what the cancer patient must know to make informed decisions. --Publishers Weekly * A completely revised and accessible guide created by more than 100 esteemed oncologists for the millions of people whose lives are affected by cancer. The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 20 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with cancer, and 1.4 million people are expected to be diagnosed in the coming year. For the millions confronting cancer's many challenges, Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day relies on an esteemed panel of oncology specialists--more than 100 strong, and each experts in their fields-to completely update this definitive cancer resource. Equally informative and accessible, this comprehensive book navigates cancer patients and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. Every chapter has been methodically updated to include the latest medical breakthroughs and advice concerning cancer treatment, including: * Information on recently approved targeted therapies for various cancer types * The newest strategies in cancer diagnosis and prevention * Cancer biology: translating scientific discoveries into meaningful advances for patients * Supportive care and complementary approaches
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Everyone s Guide to Cancer Therapy 4th Edition

Surveys the latest technology and techniques for diagnosing, treating, and managing the various types of cancer, and provides vital information on treatment options and supportive care, in an updated guide for cancer sufferers and their ...

Author: Malin Dollinger

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740718568

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 964

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Surveys the latest technology and techniques for diagnosing, treating, and managing the various types of cancer, and provides vital information on treatment options and supportive care, in an updated guide for cancer sufferers and their families. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy

The handbook is a practical, diseased-focused pocket reference that emphasizes the best current medical practice as it relates to the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs.

Author: Roland T. Skeel

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781608317820

Category: Medical

Page: 896

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Skeel's Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy combines in one place the most current rationale and specific details necessary to safely administer chemotherapy for most adult cancers. The handbook is a practical, diseased-focused pocket reference that emphasizes the best current medical practice as it relates to the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs. By focusing on specific plans for treatment, the book is an invaluable resource for the daily care of cancer patients.
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Successes and Limitations of Targeted Cancer Therapy

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the advances and limitations of targeted therapy for several tumor entities including breast cancer, colon cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, lung cancer, melanoma, ovarian cancer and renal ...

Author: S. Peters

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783318025422

Category: Medical

Page: 124

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The treatment of patients with advanced malignancies has undergone remarkable change in the last few years. While in the past decisions about systemic therapy were largely based on the performance status of a patient, oncologists today also take into account the pathological and molecular characteristics of the patient’s tumor. Targeting specific molecular pathways important for tumorigenesis has become the preferred way of treatment for many types of malignancies. With these advances come new challenges including the optimization of therapy, recognizing and dealing with side effects and, importantly, the development of resistance. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the advances and limitations of targeted therapy for several tumor entities including breast cancer, colon cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, lung cancer, melanoma, ovarian cancer and renal cell carcinoma. Written by over a dozen internationally renowned scientists, the book is suitable for advanced students, postdoctoral researchers, scientists and clinicians who wish to update their knowledge of the latest approaches to targeted cancer therapies.
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Journal of Japan Society for Cancer Therapy

... Akihiko Yoshizawa and Tsutomu Kidokoro, The lst Department of Surgery, Juntendo University, School of Medicine We have been conducting endoscopic cryosurgery as a reduction therapy for advanced cancer of gastro-intestinal tract.

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ISBN: UCAL:B4290772

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Page: 1342

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Nanomedicine for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

This book reviews the current applications and future prospects of nanomaterials in cancer diagnostics and therapy.

Author: Arshi Malik

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811575648

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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This book reviews the current applications and future prospects of nanomaterials in cancer diagnostics and therapy. Nanomaterials have recently emerged as a remarkable and promising tool for cancer therapy and diagnosis, due to their broad range of intrinsic molecular properties. To overcome the current limitations of nanoparticles in drug delivery systems, attempts have been made to synthesize nanoparticles from biological materials for targeted cancer therapy. This book provides concise evaluations of various potential bio-inspired platforms that mimic natural components of the body and offer effective and versatile drug delivery systems for cancer therapy. It also assesses the potential of nanoparticles to enhance the outcomes of cancer immunotherapy via immune cell activation and tumor microenvironment modulation. The book also summarizes in the applications of nanomaterials for the detection, prevention, and treatment of solid tumors and in the treatment of leukemia and lymphomas. In closing, it discusses ethical issues in nanomedicine, including risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication during clinical trials. The book offers offers a valuable source of information for students, academics, researchers, scientists, clinicians, and healthcare professionals working in nanotechnology and cancer research.
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Alternatives in Cancer Therapy

Alternatives in Cancer Therapy offers help for all patients coping with cancer. The therapies discussed in this book are primarily non-toxic, have few, if any, side effects, and tend to strengthen the immune system.

Author: Ross Pelton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439146616

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Alternatives in Cancer Therapy offers help for all patients coping with cancer. The therapies discussed in this book are primarily non-toxic, have few, if any, side effects, and tend to strengthen the immune system. They can be used as supplemental regimens that help maximize the effectiveness of traditional therapies such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Patients have a right to know all of their treatment options, and Dr. Ross Pelton presents dozens of choices, including: * Shark Cartilage * Gerson Therapy * Mistletoe * Isoprinosine * Laetrile * Selenium * Beta-Carotene * Hydrogen Peroxide * Vitamins C and E * The Hoxsey Treatment Non-traditional therapies can enhance the quality of life, and improve overall health while treating the disease. Alternatives in Cancer Therapy provides information on the research, efficacy, potential side effects, and availability of each treatment.
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Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Cancer Patients

When this book first appeared in 1981, it was the first to deal comprehensively with major issues in the psychotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients.

Author: Albert Bandura

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351307666

Category: Medical

Page: 396

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When this book first appeared in 1981, it was the first to deal comprehensively with major issues in the psychotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients. It remains the standard volume in the field, drawing together a broad spectrum of work using psychological approaches to treatment of cancer patients and to understanding the disease's sociological and psychological implications. Distinguished contributors from medicine, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, social work, family and group therapy, and nursing examine key issues, including the role of aggression in the onset and treatment of cancer; sexual functioning of patients; cancer as an emotionally regressive experience, cancer in children, and the countertransference responses of a therapist working with a cancer patient. This volume will be of particular value to helping professionals who deal with cancer patients and their families.
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Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy

Multiple antioxidant vitamins as an adjunct to standard and experimental cancer therapies . J Oncol 1999 ; 31 ( 4 ) : 101-8 . Dasgupta J , Sanyal U , Das S. Vitamin E — its status and role in leukemia and lymphoma .

Author: John Boik

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ISBN: UOM:39015053511682

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 521

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Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy is a classic reference work for patients and medical professionals interested in use of nontoxic botanical compounds in the treatment of cancer. It offers a snapshot of the field circa 2001, and its insights are still pertinent today. Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy is among the first books to discuss the use of natural products against cancer from a systems biology perspective.
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