Current Clinical Practice

Cancer Screening

A Practical Guide for Physicians

Editors: Aziz, Khalid, Wu, George Y. (Eds.)

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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.

Reviews

"Here, an international panel of experts describe screening techniques and provide concise summaries of current guidelines." - Consultant

"This is a very interesting and useful book. It covers a wide variety of cancers and gives a thorough overview of them...This text would be a useful addition to an institutional library where it could be used by medical students coming to terms with cancer care and screening. This is an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the area and, as such, I would recommend it." - Cancer Forum

"This is really an easy-to-read book which can be helpful daily in the consulting room of oncologists, internists, various specialists and primary care physicians, as well as those responsible for the development of public health policies." - Neoplasma

"I was impressed with the objectivity of most chapters. Prostate and colorectal screening chapters were very clearly done using evidence-based data. The skin cancer screening chapter was very well illustrated with sound recommendations." - Oncology

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Principles of Cancer Screening

    Markman, Maurie

    Pages 3-10

  • Screening for Breast Cancer

    Zarfos, Kristen (et al.)

    Pages 13-25

  • Screening for Cervical Cancer

    Husain, Amreen (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • Screening for Ovarian Cancer

    Nelson, Beth E. (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Screening for Endometrial Cancer

    Mayer, Allan R. (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-89603-865-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-229-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer Screening
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide for Physicians
Editors
  • Khalid Aziz
  • George Y. Wu
Series Title
Current Clinical Practice
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-191-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-191-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-865-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-229-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 324
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