Cancer Sourcebook for Women: Basic Information about Specific Forms of Cancer that Affect Women, Featuring Facts about Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer of the Uterus and Uterine Sarcoma, Cancer of the Vagina, and Cancer of the Vulva; Statistical and Demographic Data; Treatments, Self-help Management Suggestions, and Current Research Initiatives

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Allan R. Cook, Peter D. Dresser
Omnigraphics, 1996 - Reference - 524 pages
"Cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. The National Cancer Institute now estimates that one in nine women under the age of 85 will contract breast cancer. In the age group 40-44, breast cancer is the number one killer of women. If detected early, many cancers that impact women have five-year survival rates in excess of 90 percent, without timely treatment, that rate quickly drops to 25 percent or less. This volume in Omnigraphics' Health Reference Series is dedicated to help women understand, prevent, detect, cope with, and receive treatment for the major concerns that target them."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Chapter 1Women and Cancer
3
Chapter 2Breast Cancer
7
Chapter 3Early Stage Breast Cancer
29
Chapter 4Inflammatory Breast Cancer
43
Chapter 5Cancer of the Cervix
45
Chapter 6Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
67
Chapter 7Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer
87
Chapter 8Cancer of the Uterus
95
Chapter 27When the Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer
319
Chapter 28Cosmetic Help for Cancer Patients
335
Screening Treatment
343
Chapter 30Implementation of the Breast and Cervical
365
Chapter 31Results from the National Breast and Cervical
387
Chapter 32Preventive Mastectomy
395
A Guide
405
Chapter 35Screening as Cancer Prevention
413

Chapter 9Uterine Sarcoma
111
Chapter 10Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
117
123
123
Chapter 12Vulvar Cancer
129
The Road to Recovery Treatments Therapy and Coping
135
Chapter 13Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer
137
Chapter 14Progress Against Breast Cancer
149
Understanding Treatment
167
Chapter 16Questions and Answers About Breast Lumps
183
What You Should Know
195
A Treatment for Breast Cancer
203
A Matter of Choice
219
Chapter 20Survival Following BreastSparing Surgery
237
Chapter 22Breast Reconstruction Trials Using
277
Facts For Women With
295
Chapter 25Delivering Cancer Fighting Drugs
301
Gilda Radners
307
Chapter 36Cancer Programs Make Good Business Sense
421
Chapter 37Establishing Workplace Cancer Screening
427
Routine Cancer
443
Chapter 39Breast Cancer and LowFat Diets
457
Chapter 40Lifetime Probability of Breast Cancer in American Women
461
Chapter 41Research to Improve Methods of Breast Cancer Detection
463
Chapter 42Reducing the Risk of Mammography
467
Chapter 43Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer
471
Chapter 44Abortion and Possible Risk for Breast Cancer
477
Chapter 45Fertility Drugs As a Risk for Ovarian Cancer
479
Chapter 46Personal Use of Hair Coloring Products and Risk of Cancer
481
Chapter 47Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cancer Risk
487
Chapter 48Inheritance of Proliferative Breast Disease in Families with Breast Cancer
491
Chapter 49Scientists Nab Breast Cancer Gene
495
Glossary Chapter 50Glossary of Common Medical Terms
499
Index
517
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