Basics of Oncology

Authors: Stephens, Frederick O., Aigner, Karl Reinhard

  • Provides an easily understood overview of the basic medical, scientific and clinical aspects of cancer
  • Explains how and why people develop cancer, and how the various cancers are best diagnosed and treated
  • Serves as a sound basis for more detailed or specific studies
  • Will be invaluable for students of medicine and medical sciences, nurse oncologists, and other health professionals in all parts of the world
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"Basics of Oncology" provides an easily understood and general overview of the basic medical, scientific and clinical aspects of cancer. Causes, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic investigations, treatments and outcomes are all carefully explained and discussed, both for cancers in general and for the common cancers in individual countries. The reader will thereby be provided with an understanding of how and why people develop cancer, how the body reacts to cancer, what can be done to prevent the disease, and how the various cancers are best diagnosed and treated. The book will serve as a sound basis for the more detailed or specific studies that may be needed in different areas of practice and in different countries. It will be invaluable for students of medicine, nurse oncologists, students of medical sciences and other health professionals in all parts of the world.

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From the reviews:

"This book explores the topic of cancer from a basic medical, clinical standpoint without undertaking any of the psychosocial aspects of the disease. It is intended to provide students, both medical and nursing, a basic understanding of cancer … . It is easy to read and understand for all students in health related fields … . The overall quality of this book is good, and it could be useful for teaching students about cancer … . it may be handy as an additional reference." (Margaret R Hurst, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2009)

“Stephens and Aigner … provide a general overview of the essential medical, scientific and clinical aspects of cancer by offering detailed explanations and discussion of the causes, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic investigations, treatments and outcomes all within one volume. The aim is to furnish students of medicine, nurse oncologists and other health professionals with a sound basis with which to expand into detailed or specific study in different areas of practice.” (Times Higher Education, February, 2010)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • What Is Malignancy?

    Stephens, Frederick O. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Epidemiology

    Stephens, Frederick O. (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • Summary of Practical Measures to Prevent Cancer

    Stephens, Frederick O. (et al.)

    Pages 41-45

  • Symptoms of Cancer: Local and General

    Stephens, Frederick O. (et al.)

    Pages 49-54

  • Signs of Cancer: Local and General

    Stephens, Frederick O. (et al.)

    Pages 55-58

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-92925-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basics of Oncology
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-92925-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-92925-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 375
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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