The Resource Cancer sourcebook for women : basic consumer health information about leading causes of cancer in women, featuring facts about gynecologic cancers and related concerns, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, vaginal cancer, vulva cancer, and common non-cancerous gynecologic conditions, in addition to facts about lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women ; along with information about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and tips on coping with life after cancer treatment ..., edited by Amy L. Sutton

Cancer sourcebook for women : basic consumer health information about leading causes of cancer in women, featuring facts about gynecologic cancers and related concerns, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, vaginal cancer, vulva cancer, and common non-cancerous gynecologic conditions, in addition to facts about lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women ; along with information about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and tips on coping with life after cancer treatment ..., edited by Amy L. Sutton

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Cancer sourcebook for women : basic consumer health information about leading causes of cancer in women, featuring facts about gynecologic cancers and related concerns, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, vaginal cancer, vulva cancer, and common non-cancerous gynecologic conditions, in addition to facts about lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women ; along with information about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and tips on coping with life after cancer treatment ...
Title
Cancer sourcebook for women
Title remainder
basic consumer health information about leading causes of cancer in women, featuring facts about gynecologic cancers and related concerns, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, vaginal cancer, vulva cancer, and common non-cancerous gynecologic conditions, in addition to facts about lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women ; along with information about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and tips on coping with life after cancer treatment ...
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amy L. Sutton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.99/46
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC280.G5
LC item number
C34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 K-760
  • WP 870
NLM item number
C217 2006
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Sutton, Amy L
Series statement
Health reference series
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  • Generative organs, Female
  • Cancer in women
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female
  • Risk Factors
  • Women's Health
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Cancer sourcebook for women : basic consumer health information about leading causes of cancer in women, featuring facts about gynecologic cancers and related concerns, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, vaginal cancer, vulva cancer, and common non-cancerous gynecologic conditions, in addition to facts about lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women ; along with information about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and tips on coping with life after cancer treatment ..., edited by Amy L. Sutton
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • pt. I. Introduction to cancer in women -- 1. What is cancer? -- 2. All about the female reproductive system -- 3. Obesity and cancer risk -- 4. Physical activity and cancer risk -- 5. Oral contraceptives and cancer risk -- 6. Menopausal hormone use : questions and answers about its effect on cancer risk -- 7. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and the risk of cancer -- 8. Preventing cancer in women -- 8.1. Preventing breast cancer -- 8.2. Preventing cervical cancer -- 8.3. Preventing ovarian cancer -- 8.4. Preventing uterine cancer -- 8.5. Preventing colorectal cancer -- 8.6. Preventing lung cancer --
  • pt. II. Breast cancer -- 9. Understanding breast changes -- 10. How to do a breast self-exam -- 11. Screening mammograms : questions and answers -- 12. Questions and answers about digital versus film mammography -- 13. What are tumor markers and what do they tell us about breast cancer? -- 14. Questions and answers about early stage breast cancer -- 15. What you need to know about breast cancer -- 16. Breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction -- 17. After breast cancer : what you need to know about your gynecological health --
  • pt. III. Gynecologic cancers and related conditions -- 18. Overview of gynecologic cancer -- 19. Screening for gynecologic cancers : pelvic examinations and pap tests -- 20. Understanding cervical changes -- 21. Benign cervical growths -- 21.1. Cervical polyps -- 21.2. Cervical dysplasia -- 22. What you need to know about cancer of the cervix -- 23. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) and cancer : questions and answers -- 24. Cancer of the fallopian tubes -- 25. Ovarian cysts -- 26. Ovarian low malignant potential tumors : a precancerous condition -- 27. What you need to know about ovarian cancer -- 28. Treatment of ovarian germ cell tumors -- 29. Treatment of ovarian epithelial cancer -- 30. Benign conditions of the uterus -- 30.1. Uterine fibroids -- 30.2. Endometriosis -- 30.3. Endometrial hyperplasia -- 31. What you need to know about cancer of the uterus -- 32. Uterine sarcoma : cancer of the uterine muscle -- 33. What is vaginal cancer? -- 34. Treatment of vaginal cancer -- 35. Cancer of the vulva --
  • pt. IV. Lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women -- 36. Lung cancer in women -- 36.1. Lung cancer different for women -- 36.2. Facts and figures about lung cancer in women -- 36.3. Lung cancer rates in women have reached epidemic proportions -- 37. Screening for lung cancer -- 38. Diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in women -- 39. Colorectal cancer screening : questions and answers -- 40. Colorectal cancer in women -- 41. Prevalence of and screening for thyroid cancer in women -- 41.1. Thyroid cancer : how many women are affected? -- 41.2. Thyroid self-exam : check your neck -- 42. What you need to know about thyroid cancer --
  • pt. V. Diagnosing and treating cancer in women -- 43. Imaging tests used to aid in cancer diagnosis -- 44. Taking tissue and fluid samples for cancer diagnosis -- 44.1. Biopsy basics for breast lumps or other changes -- 44.2. Dilation and curettage -- 45. Questions and answers about cancer staging -- 46. Overview of cancer treatment and concerns -- 47. Surgical techniques to treat cancer in women -- 47.1. Surgery choices for women with breast cancer -- 47.2. Hysterectomy -- 47.3. Cryosurgery in cancer treatment : questions and answers -- 48. Radiation therapy : questions and answers -- 49. Understanding chemotherapy treatment -- 50. Medicines used to treat cancer in women -- 50.1. Angiogenesis inhibitors -- 50.2. Herceptin : a drug that attacks cancer cells -- 50.3. A combination of Herceptin and chemotherapy improves survival in patients with early-stage breast cancer -- 50.4. Frequently asked questions about tamoxifen -- 50.5. Taxanes and platinum drugs in cancer treatment -- 51. Biological therapies for cancer -- 52. Laser treatments : how they help women with gynecologic cancers -- 53. Complementary and alternative therapies that may help cancer patients cope with side effects --
  • pt. VI. Fertility, pregnancy, and cancer in women -- 54. Breast cancer and fertility -- 55. Gynecologic cancers and fertility -- 56. Pregnancy issues and the risk of breast cancer -- 56.1. Abortion, miscarriage, and breast cancer risk -- 56.2. Breast cancer and pregnancy -- 57. Gestational trophoblastic tumors -- 58. Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy -- 59. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy --
  • pt. VII. Living with cancer -- 60. Getting medical care and support after cancer treatment -- 61. Dealing with fatigue during and after cancer treatment -- 62. Pain in cancer patients -- 63. Lymphedema : a common complication of breast cancer treatment -- 64. Nutrition and cancer treatment -- 65. Home care for cancer patients -- 66. Mental health and cancer -- 67. Sexuality and cancer -- 67.1. Factors affecting sexual function in people with cancer -- 67.2. Renewing intimacy and sexuality after gynecologic cancer -- 68. Talking to your children about your cancer -- 69. Menopause and cancer treatment --
  • pt. VIII. Recent research in women's cancer -- 70. Genetic testing for breast and associated gynecologic cancers -- 70.1. Facts about genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility -- 70.2. Task force recommends against routine testing for genetic risk of breast or ovarian cancer in the general population -- 71. Recent research in breast cancer -- 71.1. Large portion of late-stage breast cancers associated with absence of screening -- 71.2. Benefits and risks of tamoxifen are similar in African-American and white women -- 71.3. Molecular test can predict both the risk of breast cancer recurrence and who will benefit from chemotherapy -- 71.4. Preventive removal of both breasts reduces chance of breast cancer in women at elevated risk -- 72. Studying cervical cancer -- 72.1. Research regarding HPV and cervical cancer -- 72.2. High rates of cervical cancer indicate broader problems in access to care -- 73. Racial disparity in survival among patients with endometrial cancer -- 74. Long-term aspirin use reduces risk for colorectal cancer in women -- 75. Questions and answers about clinical trials -- 76. Benefits and risks of cancer clinical trials --
  • pt. IX. Additional help and information -- 77. Glossary of terms related to cancer in women -- 78. Information about the Family Leave and Medical Act -- 79. Directory of government and private resources for women with cancer and their families
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 715 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029277746
Label
Cancer sourcebook for women : basic consumer health information about leading causes of cancer in women, featuring facts about gynecologic cancers and related concerns, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, vaginal cancer, vulva cancer, and common non-cancerous gynecologic conditions, in addition to facts about lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women ; along with information about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and tips on coping with life after cancer treatment ..., edited by Amy L. Sutton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • pt. I. Introduction to cancer in women -- 1. What is cancer? -- 2. All about the female reproductive system -- 3. Obesity and cancer risk -- 4. Physical activity and cancer risk -- 5. Oral contraceptives and cancer risk -- 6. Menopausal hormone use : questions and answers about its effect on cancer risk -- 7. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and the risk of cancer -- 8. Preventing cancer in women -- 8.1. Preventing breast cancer -- 8.2. Preventing cervical cancer -- 8.3. Preventing ovarian cancer -- 8.4. Preventing uterine cancer -- 8.5. Preventing colorectal cancer -- 8.6. Preventing lung cancer --
  • pt. II. Breast cancer -- 9. Understanding breast changes -- 10. How to do a breast self-exam -- 11. Screening mammograms : questions and answers -- 12. Questions and answers about digital versus film mammography -- 13. What are tumor markers and what do they tell us about breast cancer? -- 14. Questions and answers about early stage breast cancer -- 15. What you need to know about breast cancer -- 16. Breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction -- 17. After breast cancer : what you need to know about your gynecological health --
  • pt. III. Gynecologic cancers and related conditions -- 18. Overview of gynecologic cancer -- 19. Screening for gynecologic cancers : pelvic examinations and pap tests -- 20. Understanding cervical changes -- 21. Benign cervical growths -- 21.1. Cervical polyps -- 21.2. Cervical dysplasia -- 22. What you need to know about cancer of the cervix -- 23. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) and cancer : questions and answers -- 24. Cancer of the fallopian tubes -- 25. Ovarian cysts -- 26. Ovarian low malignant potential tumors : a precancerous condition -- 27. What you need to know about ovarian cancer -- 28. Treatment of ovarian germ cell tumors -- 29. Treatment of ovarian epithelial cancer -- 30. Benign conditions of the uterus -- 30.1. Uterine fibroids -- 30.2. Endometriosis -- 30.3. Endometrial hyperplasia -- 31. What you need to know about cancer of the uterus -- 32. Uterine sarcoma : cancer of the uterine muscle -- 33. What is vaginal cancer? -- 34. Treatment of vaginal cancer -- 35. Cancer of the vulva --
  • pt. IV. Lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and thyroid cancer in women -- 36. Lung cancer in women -- 36.1. Lung cancer different for women -- 36.2. Facts and figures about lung cancer in women -- 36.3. Lung cancer rates in women have reached epidemic proportions -- 37. Screening for lung cancer -- 38. Diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in women -- 39. Colorectal cancer screening : questions and answers -- 40. Colorectal cancer in women -- 41. Prevalence of and screening for thyroid cancer in women -- 41.1. Thyroid cancer : how many women are affected? -- 41.2. Thyroid self-exam : check your neck -- 42. What you need to know about thyroid cancer --
  • pt. V. Diagnosing and treating cancer in women -- 43. Imaging tests used to aid in cancer diagnosis -- 44. Taking tissue and fluid samples for cancer diagnosis -- 44.1. Biopsy basics for breast lumps or other changes -- 44.2. Dilation and curettage -- 45. Questions and answers about cancer staging -- 46. Overview of cancer treatment and concerns -- 47. Surgical techniques to treat cancer in women -- 47.1. Surgery choices for women with breast cancer -- 47.2. Hysterectomy -- 47.3. Cryosurgery in cancer treatment : questions and answers -- 48. Radiation therapy : questions and answers -- 49. Understanding chemotherapy treatment -- 50. Medicines used to treat cancer in women -- 50.1. Angiogenesis inhibitors -- 50.2. Herceptin : a drug that attacks cancer cells -- 50.3. A combination of Herceptin and chemotherapy improves survival in patients with early-stage breast cancer -- 50.4. Frequently asked questions about tamoxifen -- 50.5. Taxanes and platinum drugs in cancer treatment -- 51. Biological therapies for cancer -- 52. Laser treatments : how they help women with gynecologic cancers -- 53. Complementary and alternative therapies that may help cancer patients cope with side effects --
  • pt. VI. Fertility, pregnancy, and cancer in women -- 54. Breast cancer and fertility -- 55. Gynecologic cancers and fertility -- 56. Pregnancy issues and the risk of breast cancer -- 56.1. Abortion, miscarriage, and breast cancer risk -- 56.2. Breast cancer and pregnancy -- 57. Gestational trophoblastic tumors -- 58. Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy -- 59. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy --
  • pt. VII. Living with cancer -- 60. Getting medical care and support after cancer treatment -- 61. Dealing with fatigue during and after cancer treatment -- 62. Pain in cancer patients -- 63. Lymphedema : a common complication of breast cancer treatment -- 64. Nutrition and cancer treatment -- 65. Home care for cancer patients -- 66. Mental health and cancer -- 67. Sexuality and cancer -- 67.1. Factors affecting sexual function in people with cancer -- 67.2. Renewing intimacy and sexuality after gynecologic cancer -- 68. Talking to your children about your cancer -- 69. Menopause and cancer treatment --
  • pt. VIII. Recent research in women's cancer -- 70. Genetic testing for breast and associated gynecologic cancers -- 70.1. Facts about genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility -- 70.2. Task force recommends against routine testing for genetic risk of breast or ovarian cancer in the general population -- 71. Recent research in breast cancer -- 71.1. Large portion of late-stage breast cancers associated with absence of screening -- 71.2. Benefits and risks of tamoxifen are similar in African-American and white women -- 71.3. Molecular test can predict both the risk of breast cancer recurrence and who will benefit from chemotherapy -- 71.4. Preventive removal of both breasts reduces chance of breast cancer in women at elevated risk -- 72. Studying cervical cancer -- 72.1. Research regarding HPV and cervical cancer -- 72.2. High rates of cervical cancer indicate broader problems in access to care -- 73. Racial disparity in survival among patients with endometrial cancer -- 74. Long-term aspirin use reduces risk for colorectal cancer in women -- 75. Questions and answers about clinical trials -- 76. Benefits and risks of cancer clinical trials --
  • pt. IX. Additional help and information -- 77. Glossary of terms related to cancer in women -- 78. Information about the Family Leave and Medical Act -- 79. Directory of government and private resources for women with cancer and their families
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 715 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029277746

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