Lung Cancer

Paperback | November 15, 2009

byStephen Falk, Chris Williams

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Lung cancer is the most common cancer affecting the industrialized world and affects the lives of thousands of people, including patients' friends and family, every year. The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. The occurrence of lung cancer in nonsmokers,who account for as many as 15% of cases, is often attributed to a combination of genetic factors, radon gas, asbestos, and air pollution, including secondhand smoke. The aim of this book is to give, in a clear and simple way, succinct information about all aspects of this type of cancer, with a stress on the practical side of its treatment. The book also details how care is likely to be organised and what patients can do to help themselves, both if they have thedisease and also how to stop smoking.Fully updated for this third edition, the book includes information on getting the best treatment and living with cancer, both of which are new approaches to the disease in the UK.

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Lung cancer is the most common cancer affecting the industrialized world and affects the lives of thousands of people, including patients' friends and family, every year. The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term exposure to tobacco smoke. The occurrence of lung cancer in nonsmokers,who account for as many as 15% of cases, is o...

Stephen Falk is a consultant clinical oncologist based in Bristol with sessional commitments to Yeovil. Major clinical interests are thoracic and gastro-intestinal malignancies. Interest in research was stimulated as a MRC Clinical Scientist in Norman Bleehens' unit in Cambridge where the MRC cancer trials unit was situated at the ti...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199569339

ISBN - 13:9780199569335

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Part 1 - About lung cancer1. What is lung cancer?2. Who gets lung cancer?3. What causes lung cancer?4. Stopping smoking5. How is lung cancer diagnosed?6. Tests used to stage lung cancerPart 2 - Treatment7. Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer8. Treatment of small cell lung cancer9. Treatment of other lung tumours10. Other methods of treatment11. Treatment of the symptoms and complications of lung cancerPart 3 - Dealing with lung cancer12. Getting the best treatment13. Living with cancer14. Clinical trials15. Future prospectsAppendix - Sources of help, information and adviceGlossary