Cancers in the Urban Environment

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byMack, Thomas M., Thomas M. Mack

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This volume, the first of its kind ever, is designed to provide both laypersons and professionals with a detailed description of the occurrence of each common form of cancer in the ethnically, socially, and environmentally complex milieu of a modern urban complex. The place is Los Angeles County, and the patterns of 72 different malignancies are described according to race, age, sex, social class calendar time (since 1972) and most notably, individual neighborhood, using detailed maps of high risk.

The book permits residents to screen the malignancies and identify those of special concern locally, and to identify other communities with similar concerns. The pattern of each malignancy is briefly discussed with reference to background knowledge of causation and the degree to which the observed pattern was expected on that basis. Persons residing outside Los Angeles County will identify patterns likely to prevail in their own communities.

Physicians and scientific investigators in California and elsewhere can use the material provided to counsel patients and evaluate the consistency of any specific pattern of occurrence with each specific causal hypothesis. A detailed appendix describes the source of data, provides the basis for the choices made in the production of the volume, and gives a perspective on the search for "clusters" of malignancy.

* Compares different types of cancers with respect to the degree of non-random occurrence
* Contains numerous maps detailing the demographic and geographic pattern of cancer occurrence in Los Angeles County
* Provides an empirical perspective to the search for disease "clusters"

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This volume, the first of its kind ever, is designed to provide both laypersons and professionals with a detailed description of the occurrence of each common form of cancer in the ethnically, socially, and environmentally complex milieu of a modern urban complex. The place is Los Angeles County, and the patterns of 72 different malign...

Thomas M. Mack is an internationally renowned researcher specialized in the life style factors related to the development of cancer. He is founder of International Twin Registry, a continent-wide series of comparisons between patients with chronic diseases and their unaffected twins; and California Twin Program, an analogous program of...

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Format:OtherDimensions:656 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080528465

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Intentions
Resources
Methods
Guide To The Figures
Interpretations
Chance
Bias And Confounding
The Search For Local Causes
Scientific And Technical Notes
Oropharyngeal Carcinoma
Salivary Gland Malignancies
Squamous Carcinoma Of The Esophagus/Gastric Cardia
Adenocarcinoma Of The Esophagus/Gastric Cardia
Adenocarcinoma Of The (Lower) Stomach
Carcinoma Of The Small Intestine
Colon Carcinoma, Total (Both Upper And Sigmoid)
Carcinoma Of The Upper Colon
Carcinoma Of The Sigmoid Colon
Carcinoma Of The Rectum
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Cholangiocarcinoma
Gall Bladder Carcinoma
Biliary Tract Carcinoma
Pancreas Carcinoma
Carcinoma Of The Nose/Sinuses
Carcinoma Of The Larynx
Lung And Bronchus Carcinoma, Total (All Types)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Lung And Bronchus
Large Cell Carcinoma Of The Lung And Bronchus
Small Cell Carcinoma Of The Lung And Bronchus
Adenocarcinoma Of The Lung And Bronchus
Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
Undifferentiated Carcinoma, Further Unspecified
Carcinoma Of The Lung And Bronchus, Other
Mesothelioma
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Angiosarcoma
Kaposi Sarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Ewing's Sarcoma
Malignant Chordoma
Malignant Melanoma
Breast Carcinoma
Squamous Cervix Carcinoma (Invasive)
Endometrial (Uterine Corpus) Carcinoma
Epithelial Carcinoma Of The Ovary
Germ Cell Malignancies
Prostate Carcinoma
Anogenital Adenocarcinoma
Anogenital Squamous Carcinoma
Mixed Cell Genital Tumors
Transitional (Non-Squamous) Bladder Carcinoma
Squamous Bladder Carcinoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Wilms Tumors (Nephroblastoma)
Retinoblastoma
Brain Malignancies (Gliomas)
Spinal Cord Malignancies
Neurolemoma (Nerve Sheath Malignancy)
Neuroblastoma
Malignant Meningioma
Follicular Carcinoma Of The Thyroid
Papillary Carcinoma Of The Thyroid
Other Carcinoma Of The Thyroid
Pituitary Carcinoma
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Carcinoma Of The Thymus
Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Other Hodgkin's Lymphoma
All Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
(All Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Types)
Follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Diffuse Small Lymphocytic Or Plasmacytic B-Cell
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Diffuse Mixed B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Maltoma Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Other Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Central Nervous System Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
(All Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Types)
Stomach Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
(All Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Types)
Other Gastrointestinal Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
(All Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Types)
Lymph Node/Other Organ Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
(All Lymphoma Types)
Multiple Myeloma
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Hairy Cell Leukemia
Acute Non-Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
Other Leukemias
All Malignancies Of Infants/Toddlers
All Malignancies Of Children
All Malignancies Of Young Adults
All Malignancies Of Older Adults
All Malignancies
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