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ISBN 9780918393319
Published March 1, 1987 by Routledge
277 Pages

 
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Book Description

This important book brings together, for the first time, an in-depth examination of the major scientific and social aspects of women and cancer--the second leading cause of death among American women. Prominent cancer specialists present the most recent facts about the causes, treatment, and coping strategies of women affected by this dreaded disease--either as its victims or as caretakers for those with cancer. The major topics include basis statistics, screening and early detection, implications of treatment and its aftermath, risk and benefits, and tobacco. Many of the book’s contributions have been supported by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Cancer Mortality, Incidence, and Patient Survival Among American Women
  • Low Cancer Rates in Hispanic Women Related to Social and Economic Factors
  • Socioeconomic Status and Survival for Breast and Cervical Cancer
  • Breast Self-Examination Among College Females
  • Gender and Illness Behavior Among Colorectal Cancer Patients
  • Women and Preventive Health Care in Appalachia: An Exploratory Study of the Use of Pap Smears in a Potentially High-Risk Appalachian Population
  • The Impact of Mastectomy on Self-Concept and Social Function: A Combined Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Study With Comparison Groups
  • Laryngectomy Rehabilitation: A Woman’s Viewpoint
  • Female Cancer Patients and Caregivers: Experiences in the Workplace
  • Women and Hospice Care
  • The Deadliest Delusion: Unproven Methods in the Management of Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Estrogen, Cancer, and Other Considerations
  • Scientific and Ethical Conflicts in Cancer Studies Involving Human Subjects
  • Women, Smoking, Cigarette Advertising, and Cancer
  • Gender Differences in Smoking Cessation
  • Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer in Women: Implications for Cancer Research
  • Health Risks of Passive Smoking

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