The Resource Understanding colon cancer, A. Richard Adrouny

Understanding colon cancer, A. Richard Adrouny

Label
Understanding colon cancer
Title
Understanding colon cancer
Statement of responsibility
A. Richard Adrouny
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
For decades, while other cancers grabbed the headlines, colorectal cancer was quietly ignored. The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer in the general population is 2.5 to 5 percent. This means that twenty-five to fifty out of one thousand people will be stricken by this disease. Although data show that in America colorectal cancer incidence and mortality have been waning in recent decades, cancers of the colon and rectum still cause approximately 56,000 deaths annually. About 140,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. It is plainly evident that colon cancer constitutes a large portion of all new cancer cases, a little more than 10 percent. It is the fourth most frequent type. For the lay reader wishing to know more about this disease that has become more prominent in public attention, this book gives concise information and explanations. It covers fundamental knowledge about occurrence, carcinogenesis, genetics, diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and treatment, as well as forecasting the kinds of diagnostic tests and treatments that may be developed. It reviews demographics, high-risk conditions, the sequence from bowel polyps to cancer, polyposis syndromes predisposing people to colorectal cancer, and the genetics of the disease. Discussed in full detail are the warning signs of the disease and the tests used for screening and diagnosis (fecal occult blood test, barium enema, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy). The stages of the disease are examined, along with theories of how colon cancer spreads. Two chapters focus on treatments, including surgery and chemotherapy. An entire chapter devoted to early detection and prevention discusses standard ap-proaches, as well as such new or emerging strategies as vitamins, drugs, and genetic screening
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
616.99/4347
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC280.C6
LC item number
A35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WI 529
NLM item number
A243u 2002
Series statement
Understanding health and sickness series
Understanding colon cancer, A. Richard Adrouny
Label
Understanding colon cancer, A. Richard Adrouny
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who gets colon cancer and why -- The colon -- How colon cancer develops -- The "look" of colon cancer -- The "feel" of colon cancer -- Stages and prognosis of colon cancer -- Surgical treatment of colon cancer -- Treatment of later stages of colon cancer -- Prevention -- The future
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ocm48857549
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
xi, 146 pages
Isbn
9781578064731
Lccn
2002000788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48857549

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