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Lung Cancer
  • Authored by: Carmen Ferreiro; Founding Editor: the late I. Edward Alcamo, and Foreword by David Heymann
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791089371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8937-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 144

Summary

Lung cancer—the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lung tissues—is the number one killer among cancer patients: Lung cancer alone accounts for 28.5 percent of all cancer-related deaths. Yet, in over 85 percent of the cases, the disease might have been prevented by eliminating its main cause: smoking. Lung cancer is especially deadly because it has no distinct, exclusive symptoms. And by the time it is detected, the disease is usually too advanced to cure. This potentially life-saving book offers important details on new methods for early detection, improvements in conventional treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy), and the development of new therapies that specifically target cancer cells.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Charts. Diagrams. Further reading. References. Glossary. Resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Carmen Ferreiro obtained her doctoral degree in biology from the Universidad Aut├│noma de Madrid. She worked as a researcher for more than 10 years in both Spain and the University of California at Davis, and has published several papers in the biochemistry and molecular biology fields. She has also written three books for Chelsea House: Heroin, Ritalin, and Mad Cow Disease. An independent writer and translator, Ferreiro lives in Pennsylvania.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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