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Gastrointestinal Cancer

Radiation Therapy

  • Ralph R. DobelbowerJr.
Textbook

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Ralph R. Dobelbower Jr.
    Pages 1-2
  3. Frank B. Gelder, Valerian B. Pinto
    Pages 3-17
  4. Peter J. Goldblatt, Kitai Kim
    Pages 19-41
  5. William M. Mendenhall, Rodney R. Million
    Pages 73-97
  6. Micheal J. Katin, Daniel E. Dosoretz, Vincent J. Belcastro
    Pages 99-113
  7. Ralph R. Dobelbower Jr., Steven M. Wagner, Ronald J. Fadell, John M. Howard, Liberto J. A. DiDio
    Pages 115-147
  8. J. H. Meerwaldt
    Pages 149-166
  9. Mohammed Mohiuddin, Lydia Komarnicky
    Pages 167-178
  10. B. J. Cummings
    Pages 179-215
  11. Mahroo Haghbin, E. Josephine Hinson, Ben Sischy
    Pages 217-246
  12. Guillermo Ramirez, Paul P. Carbone
    Pages 247-277
  13. Josef Korinek, Bernard Levin
    Pages 279-287
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book

Introduction

Primary malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract account for 23% of all invasive cancers and 24% of all the deaths in 1988. In the United States, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 227500 new cases of gastrointestinal malignancy di­ agnosed, with 122350 deaths. This includes 9800 new cases of carcinomas of the esopha­ gus, 24800 carcinomas of the stomach, 2500 new cases of malignant tumors of the small intestine, 105000 new cases of tumors of the large intestine, and 42000 new cases of car­ cinoma of the rectum, 14000 new cases involving the liver and biliary passages, 27000 new cases of carcinoma of the pancreas, and 2400 other unspecified digestive tract ma­ lignancies. This combined incidence is second only to the number of new cases of lung cancer. Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract represents one of the earliest findings with re­ gard to malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. In general, personal or family history of colon and rectal cancer, personal or family history of polyps in the colon or rectum, or inflammatory bowel disease are high risk factors with regard to tumors in these loca­ tions. Dietary behavior is also important in that a diet high in fat and/or low in fiber content may be a significant causative factor.

Keywords

Tumor anatomy cancer colon esophagus gastric cancer gastrointestinal cancer gastrointestinal tract pancreatic cancer pathology radiation radiotherapy tumorigenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph R. DobelbowerJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation TherapyMedical College of OhioToledoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83657-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83659-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83657-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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