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KIRKUS REVIEW

A detailed and comprehensive guide on all aspects of cancer. Part One consists of a series of essays on the current technological advances in cancer research and treatment, Immunotherapy seems to be gaining ground as a possible treatment, as is vitamin therapy--Vitamin A may protect against some forms of cancer. The use of monoclonal antibodies to help detect and block oncogenes may also develop into a useful tool. Overall, the results are promising in this area, causing an increase in the survival rate of cancer patients. Part Two deals with the disease itself, including leukemia, breast, lung and colon cancer, Hodgkin's disease and other lymphoma, to mention only a few. Prevention, warning signs, diagnoses, and treatment are all discussed with relation to each type. Early detection and the all-important doctor-patient relationship plus sound suggestions for living with the disease are offered as well. Included as an appendix is a complete listing of various resources, such as cancer research and treatment centers, children's cancer centers, smoke enders' groups, and support groups for patients and their families. A valuable reference.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1986
Publisher: Doubleday