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Malignant

Author : S. Lochlann Jain
ISBN : 9780520956827
Genre : Social Science
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Nearly half of all Americans will be diagnosed with an invasive cancer—an all-too ordinary aspect of daily life. Through a powerful combination of cultural analysis and memoir, this stunningly original book explores why cancer remains so confounding, despite the billions of dollars spent in the search for a cure. Amidst furious debates over its causes and treatments, scientists generate reams of data—information that ultimately obscures as much as it clarifies. Award-winning anthropologist S. Lochlann Jain deftly unscrambles the high stakes of the resulting confusion. Expertly reading across a range of material that includes history, oncology, law, economics, and literature, Jain explains how a national culture that simultaneously aims to deny, profit from, and cure cancer entraps us in a state of paradox—one that makes the world of cancer virtually impossible to navigate for doctors, patients, caretakers, and policy makers alike. This chronicle, burning with urgency and substance leavened with brio and wit, offers a lucid guide to understanding and navigating the quicksand of uncertainty at the heart of cancer. Malignant vitally shifts the terms of an epic battle we have been losing for decades: the war on cancer.

Rapport Sur La Sant Dans Le Monde 2003

Author : World Health Organization
ISBN : 9242562432
Genre : Medical
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« Nous avons actuellement une véritable occasion qui se présente pour réaliser des progrès devant permettre à des millions d'individus de vivre plus longtemps et en meilleure santé. » « Il faudra consentir un effort soutenu, accroître les ressources et intensifier la collaboration entre les partenaires. » Dr Jong-Wook Lee, Directeur général de l'OMS Le Rapport sur la santé dans le monde 2003 : Préparer l'avenir prévoit que des améliorations majeures seront apportées au cours des prochaines années. Selon le Directeur général de l'OMS, le Dr Jong-Wook Lee, l'OMS a pour ambition « d'aider tous les peuples, mais surtout les plus pauvres, à oeuvrer en faveur d'un avenir meilleur ». Le rapport préconise une nouvelle action pour améliorer la santé de manière équitable dans le cadre des efforts mondiaux en faveur de la justice et de la sécurité. Tirant les enseignements du passé, en particulier du mouvement de la Santé pour tous lancé il y a 25 ans, le rapport de cette année met l'accent sur les avancées majeures en matière de santé qui seront possibles au cours des années à venir et montre comment l'OMS et la communauté mondiale de la santé pourront atteindre ces objectifs. Compte tenu des cibles ambitieuses fixées par les objectifs de développement de la Déclaration du Millénaire, le Rapport sur la santé dans le monde 2003 brosse un tableau complet de la situation en analysant les principaux défis à relever aujourd'hui dans le domaine de la santé et en présentant un programme d'action pour l'amélioration de la santé dans le monde. La section sur les infections met particulièrement l'accent sur le VIH/SIDA, la poliomyélite - en passe d'être éradiquée - et des infections, nouvelles comme le SRAS. Une autre section importante est consacrée à la santé de la femme et de l'enfant. La partie concernant les maladies non transmissibles met l'accent sur les maladies cardio-vasculaires, les traumatismes et la poursuite des activités de lutte antitabac. Afin de concrétiser les améliorations qui sont à portée de main, les pays ont besoin de systèmes de santé dont le fonctionnement soit satisfaisant. Le rapport montre comment les systèmes peuvent être renforcés en associant à la fois les centres de soins primaires et les services de niveau plus élevé, reliés entre eux par un réseau efficace et intégré d'orientation. A cet égard, comme dans toutes ses activités, l'OMS renouvelle son engagement aux côtés des pays pour répondre aux problèmes sanitaires qui se posent aux niveaux national et local.

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Tumor

Author : Anna Leahy
ISBN : 9781501323317
Genre : Philosophy
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. One in two men and one in three women will develop invasive cancer. Tumors have the power to redefine identities and change how people live with one another. Tumor takes readers on an intellectual adventure around the attitudes that shape how humans do scientific research, treat cancer, and talk about disease, treatment, and death. With poetic verve and acuity, Anna Leahy explores why and how tumors happen, how we think and talk about them, and how we try to rid ourselves of them. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

Not Quite A Cancer Vaccine

Author : Samantha D. Gottlieb
ISBN : 9780813587790
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine, medical anthropologist S.D. Gottlieb explores how the vaccine Gardasil—developed against the most common sexually-transmitted infection, human papillomavirus (HPV)—was marketed primarily as a cervical cancer vaccine. Gardasil quickly became implicated in two pre-existing debates—about adolescent sexuality and pediatric vaccinations more generally. Prior to its market debut, Gardasil seemed to offer female empowerment, touting protection against HPV and its potential for cervical cancer. Gottlieb questions the marketing pitch’s vaunted promise and asks why vaccine marketing unnecessarily gendered the vaccine’s utility, undermining Gardasil’s benefit for men and women alike. This book demonstrates why in the ten years since Gardasil’s U.S. launch its low rates of public acceptance have their origins in the early days of the vaccine dissemination. Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine addresses the on-going expansion in U.S. healthcare of patients-as-consumers and the ubiquitous, and sometimes insidious, health marketing of large pharma.

Malignant

Author : Rebecca Dresser
ISBN : 9780199921102
Genre : Medical
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"You have cancer." Words no one wants to hear, but heard by millions every year. Millions more hear the equally shattering news that a loved one has cancer. Both are life-changing messages. For the people writing this book, cancer was not only a personal crisis, it was also an education. Experts on medical ethics, personal experience with cancer showed them how little they understood of the real world of serious illness. Despite years of teaching and writing about treatment decision-making and patient autonomy, they were unprepared for many of the problems they faced. They discovered that the rights and wrongs of cancer care were more complicated than they had anticipated. Ethics outside the hospital walls took on unexpected significance as they discovered the astonishing generosity, and the unintentional cruelty, that cancer provokes in others. Cancer was a test of personal character, too, as patients accustomed to control became dependent on others and caregivers shouldered unfamiliar and difficult responsibilities. In chapters on cancer diagnosis, treatment choices, and research participation, the authors examine medical ethics from the personal point of view. In chapters on family caregiving, cancer interactions, and cancer support groups, they consider ethics outside the medical setting. In chapters on mortality and survivorship, they reflect on cancers personal moral teachings. Cancer is an unavoidable feature of modern life. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of what it is like to have cancer, better equipped to respond to cancer in their own lives and the lives of others. The book also offers insights to doctors and nurses seeking to improve cancer treatment and to medical ethicists seeking to make their work more relevant to patients and caregivers.

Cancer

Author : Paul Scotting
ISBN : 9781780741376
Genre : Science
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Cancer is the second biggest killer in the world, but few of us understand how it works or how it is treated. In this illuminating introduction, Paul Scotting explains the science behind the disease and explores why some of us are more likely to develop it than others. Arguing that we’re in a new age of understanding that will revolutionize the fight againtst cancer, Scotting maps out the promising future strategies for its prevention, treatment, and cure.

Head And Neck Management Of The Cancer Patient

Author : Douglas E. Peterson
ISBN : 9781461322894
Genre : Medical
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This book presents in a comprehensive way cur the clinical care of the patient with head and neck rent advances in the management of neoplasia cancer involvement and/or its complications. and associated complications of the head and Today's complex treatments in oncology re neck. A broad range of clinical considerations is quire a comprehensive approach to effect a posi discussed following overviews of relevant basic tive result for the cancer patient whose facial biologic issues and the roles of various disci appearance and function are compromised. We plines. Each chapter has been structured to trust that physicians, dentists, nurses, dental "stand by itself"; at the same time, obvious rela hygienists, and individuals in the supportive ser tionships with other chapters have been noted. vices involved in the management of the cancer We are pleased that this book represents, in our patient will find this book beneficial. opinion, a truly multidisciplinary approach to Xl I. INTRODUCTION 1. CANCER, ITS COMPLICATIONS, AND THE HEAD AND NECK Stephen T. Sanis Few diseases are as complex in their biology, tumors, such as colorectal cancers, seems physiology, pathology, or management as can equivocal [3]. cer [1, 2]. In addition, the disease concurrently has extensive psychological impact on patients.

The American Journal Of Surgery

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ISBN : SRLF:D0000763193
Genre : Surgery
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Includes the papers and/or proceedings of various surgical associations

Breast Imaging Expert Radiology Series E Book

Author : Lawrence W. Bassett
ISBN : 9781455705931
Genre : Medical
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Imaging of the Breast, by Drs. Lawrence Bassett, Mary Mahoney, Sophia Apple, and Carl D'Orsi, enables you to more accurately interpret the imaging findings for even your most challenging cases. A comprehensive look at breast imaging, it correlates radiologic images with pathology slides to strengthen the accuracy of your diagnosis. This entry in the Expert Radiology Series also addresses topics such as appropriateness criteria for various imaging approaches, the BI-RAD quality assessment and reporting tool, and image-guided interventional procedures. Confidently interpret breast imaging findings by looking at how various radiologic presentations correlate with pathology studies. Make the best imaging decisions with comprehensive coverage of the appropriateness criteria for various imaging modalities. Comply with accepted reporting standards thanks to in-depth information on Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System. Enhance your interventional radiology skills with detailed guidance of these techniques. View breast pathology clearly with full-color images throughout.

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