Coverage includes diseases, conditions, medications, procedures, specialists, social issues, personal coping tips, print and online academic resources, and support resources. This work alphabetically arranges 835 essays on all aspects of cancer for all nonspecialist interest groups, from those who have been diagnosed to caregivers, family members, students, and readers with a general interest in health. The essays in this 4 volume set address diseases, conditions, symptoms, cancer related syndromes, chemotherapy and other drugs and drug classes, cancer centers, genetics, the biology of cancer, medical specialties, tests, procedures, complimentary and alternative therapies, lifestyles, healthy and preventive strategies, and the many social and personal issues surrounding cancer, from cancer's impact on minority populations to personal finances, insurance, personal relationships, and emotional coping. Written by physicians, nurses, and professional medical writers whose credentials and degrees are clearly listed in the byline to every essay. Includes 8 appendixes at the end of volume 4 collect "Associations and Agencies," "Cancer Centers and Hospitals," "Cancer Support Groups"
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