2009

Basics of Oncology

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ISBN: 978-3-540-92924-6 (Print) 978-3-540-92925-3 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

  2. THE CANCER PROBLEM

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      What Is Malignancy?

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      Pages 17-39

      Epidemiology

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      Pages 41-45

      Summary of Practical Measures to Prevent Cancer

  3. GENERAL FEATURES OF CANCER – PRESENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

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      Pages 48-48

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      Pages 49-54

      Symptoms of Cancer: Local and General

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      Pages 55-58

      Signs of Cancer: Local and General

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      Pages 59-63

      Clinico-Pathology of Cancers

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      Pages 65-86

      Investigations That May Be Useful in Detecting Cancer

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      Pages 87-120

      Treating Cancer

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      Pages 121-122

      Relationship Between Patients, Their Doctors and the Healthcare Team

  4. MOST COMMON CANCERS

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      Pages 125-142

      Skin Cancers

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      Pages 143-149

      Lung Cancer (Bronchogenic Carcinoma)

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      Pages 151-169

      Breast Cancer

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      Pages 171-197

      Cancers of the Digestive System (Alimentary Tract)

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      Pages 199-216

      Head and Neck Cancers

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      Pages 217-229

      Cancers of Female Genital Organs

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      Pages 231-243

      Cancers of the Male Genital Organs

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      Pages 245-250

      Cancers of Bladder and Kidneys

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      Pages 251-258

      Cancers of the Brain and Nervous System

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      Pages 259-279

      The Leukaemias and Lymphomas

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      Pages 281-290

      Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

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