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Cancer

Nick James.

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 152 pages.

Cancer: A Very Short Introduction explains, in non-technical language, what cancer is and what it does. Why, despite constant improvements in treatment techniques, has cancer proved to be...

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The size of the cancer problem

in Cancer

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 6106 words.

What is the scale of the cancer problem? The raw data is set out in ‘The size of the cancer problem’. The variations in the number of cases diagnosed and the numbers dying from cancer in...

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How does cancer develop?

in Cancer

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 5174 words.

In order to understand: ‘How does cancer develop?’ it is necessary to know something about basic cell biology. The importance of the cell nucleus for understanding cancer is outlined....

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How is cancer treated?

in Cancer

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 7619 words.

The treatment of cancer is complex and involves the input of many different health professionals. ‘How is cancer treated?’ presents this complex picture as a journey from symptoms to...

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Cancer research

in Cancer

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 6691 words.

The mainstays of cancer treatment have been surgery and radiotherapy. Both of these techniques have seen incremental technical improvements since they were introduced in the...

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The economics of cancer care

in Cancer

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 4587 words.

Modern cancer care is complex and medical technologies and drug therapies are changing rapidly. ‘The costs of cancer care’ charts the different factors that impact on the economics of this...

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Alternative and complementary approaches to cancer care

in Cancer

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 5016 words.

At least half of cancer patients use complementary or alternative medicines. ‘Alternative and complementary approaches to cancer care’ examines some of the very many different therapies...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine

Stephen Lock, John M. Last and George Dunea.

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Book. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 523 pages. 664514 words.

‘Crammed full of fascinating titbits of information on a hugely broad range of topics while containing trustworthy and comprehensive reviews’, The Lancet

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palliative care

Cicely Saunders.

in The Oxford Companion to Medicine

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 2197 words.

Attitudes to death and dying have changed over the centuries. An abrupt change occurred in the 20th century (perhaps after

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pamphleteering

Stephen Lock, John M. Last and George Dunea.

in The Oxford Companion to Medicine

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 209 words.

During the centuries after the invention of printing, pamphleteering became a popular means of disseminating information and opinions, a pamphlet

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