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Women's cancers : how to prevent them, how to treat them, how to beat them

by McGinn, Kerry Anne.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 616.994 MCG
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  616.994 MCG
Experienced oncology nurses address all the issues surrounding women's cancers. This edition offers new data on the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment, as well as updates on genetic influences, environmental factors, and analysis of complementary and alternative therapies. 70 black-and-white illustrations are included.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Among the many fine guides available for women diagnosed with breast cancer, only two exist on ovarian and uterine cancer. This one is by two oncology nurses whose own lives were touched by cancer and who draw upon personal and professional experiences in purveying current medical information regarding cervical, vaginal, and vulvular cancer and cancers of the breast, ovaries, and uterus. McGinn and Haylock cover prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment, and the emotions these processes release in the individuals involved. They also address choosing a medical team; the basic mechanics of cancer; causes of cancer; local, systemic, and unconventional therapies; and life after treatment. They take pains to make the content as easy to understood as possible, including a glossary of technical terms highlighted in the text, illustrating procedures and findings with clear line drawings, and listing questions to ask physicians about each disorder or therapy. Their guide is also significant for its encouragement of women's self-empowerment, advice on pursuing a healthy life-style, and advocacy for women's health funding and research. (Reviewed Apr. 15, 1993)0897931033Kathryn Carpenter"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cancer -- Popular works.
Women -- Diseases.
Breast -- Cancer.
Generative organs, Female -- Cancer.
Publisher Alameda, Calif. :Hunter House,1998
Edition 2nd ed.
Contributors Haylock, Pamela J.
Language English
Description xiii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0897932242 (cloth)
0897932234 (paper)
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