Cancer Screening

A Practical Guide for Physicians

  • Khalid Aziz
  • George Y. Wu

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maurie Markman
      Pages 3-10
  3. Screening for Breast and Gynecological Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Kristen Zarfos, Peter J. Deckers
      Pages 13-25
    3. Amreen Husain, William J. Hoskins
      Pages 27-42
    4. Beth E. Nelson, Allan R. Mayer
      Pages 43-61
    5. Allan R. Mayer, Beth E. Nelson
      Pages 63-84
  4. Screening for Gastrointestinal Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Kittichai Promrat, Khalid Aziz, George Y. Wu
      Pages 87-109
    3. Kirti Shetty, Khalid Aziz, George Y. Wu
      Pages 111-128
    4. Krishnamoorthy Srinivasan, Mohan Kameswaram
      Pages 129-138
  5. Screening for Urogenital Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Peter C. Albertsen
      Pages 141-160
    3. Charles G. Petrunin, Craig R. Nichols
      Pages 161-169
  6. Dermatological Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Marti J. Rothe, Tracy L. Bialy, Jane M. Grant-Kels
      Pages 173-191
  7. Screening for Respiratory Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Michael J. McNamee
      Pages 195-207
  8. Screening for Cancer in High-Risk Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209

About this book

Introduction

Despite major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, it remains a major worldwide killer, and its prevention is still the best method of control. In Cancer Screening: A Practical Guide for Physicians, a panel of highly experienced clinicians and researchers from around the world describe screening techniques for a wide variety of cancers. The techniques range from screening for breast, gynecological, and gastrointestinal cancers, to testing for urogenital, dermatological, and respiratory cancers. In addition to providing the busy practitioner with quick access to guidelines for particular cancers, the epidemiology and biology of the various cancers, as well as the sensitivity and specificity of the methods, are discussed in detail. A cross-cultural review of stomach cancer in Japan and esophageal cancer in China reveals the use of both high-tech diagnostic methods, such as chromoscopy and photofluorography, and low cost but highly effective methods, such as balloon scraping. Current and future applications of molecular genetics, as well as new radiological methods in cancer screening, are also discussed in an authoritative and easy-to-read presentation.
Cancer Screening: A Practical Guide for Physicians offers to all internists, oncologists, various subspecialists, and primary care physicians a concise practical review of cancer screening designed specifically for daily use in the consulting room.

Keywords

Cancer Screening Internist Radiologieinformationssystem cancer carcinoma epidemiology imaging screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalid Aziz
    • 1
  • George Y. Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Newington VA Medical CenterNewingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-191-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-229-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-191-6
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