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Choke
Chuck Palahniuk
0385720920
June 2002
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Book Review
Victor Mancini is a ruthless con artist. Victor Mancini is a med-school dropout who's taken a job playing an Irish indentured servant in a colonial-era theme park in order to help care for his Alzheimer's-afflicted mother. Victor Mancini is a sex addict. Victor Mancini is a direct descendant of Jesus Christ. All of these statements about the protagonist of Choke are more or less true. Welcome, once again, to the world of Chuck Palahniuk.

"Art never comes from happiness." So says Mancini's mother only a few pages into the novel. Given her own dicey and melodramatic style of parenting, you would think that her son's life would be chock-full of nothing but art. Alas, that's not the case. In the fine tradition of Oedipus, Stephen Dedalus, and Anthony Soprano, Victor hasn't quite reconciled his issues with his mother....



100 Questions and Answers about Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers
Edward F. McClay
0763720364
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Covers a wide range of topics, including skin cancer basics; prevention, diagnosis, treatment and side effects; and strategies for coping with emotional and healthcare issues.

Book Info
Consumer text discusses melanoma and other types of skin cancers and answers common questions regarding the disease, diagnosis, and treatment options. Includes the risk factors, prevention and protection, detecting skin cancer, and data from clinical trials. Color and halftone illustrations. Softcover.


The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Skin Cancer
Icon Health Publications
0597834873
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to skin cancer (also Basal cell carcinoma; Basal cell epithelioma; Cancer skin basal cell; Cancer skin squamous cell; Carcinoma Epirmoid Intradermal; Malignant melanoma), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information...


Skin Cancer - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Icon Health Publications
0597836701
Nov 2003
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

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This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to skin cancer. It also...


Skin Cancer
J. A. Bishop (Editor)
0879694831
September 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
St. Bartholomew's and London Hospital School of Medicine, U.K. Review of current research in the field, for clinicians and investigators. Covers etiology, genetic, and immunological factors. Summarizes treatment approaches. 31 contributors, 13 U.S.

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St. Bartholomew's and London Hospital School of Medicine, U.K. Review of current research in the field, for clinicians and investigators. Covers etiology, genetic, and immunological factors. Summarizes treatment approaches. 31 contributors, 13 U.S.


Neoplasms with Apocrine Differentiation (Ackerman's Histologic Diagnosis of Neoplastic Skin Diseases: A Method by Pattern Analysis)
Luis Requena, et al
0397587937
February 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Replete with more than 1,400 photomicrographs of exceptional quality -- all presented in a sequence of magnifications progressing from scanning to high -- this new text also is unique in content. It is the only volume extant devoted entirely to neoplasms with apocrine differentiation, and those cutaneous neoplasms are the most numerous adnexal ones and the most varied in morphologic appearance. Criteria for histopathologic diagnosis of every benign and malignant neoplasm with apocrine differentiation are set forth comprehensively, cogently, and lucidly. Using such criteria, readers will not be surprised to learn that eccrine spiradenoma, papillary eccrine adenoma, cylindroma, syringoma, and aggressive digital adenocarcinoma are apocrine, not eccrine, in character.


Fear Nothing
Dean Koontz
0553579754
December 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
If you think you've got it tough, meet Christopher Snow, the hero of Dean Koontz's novel Fear Nothing. Not only did his parents die under mysterious circumstances, but he's also being stalked by shadowy characters who want Snow to stop trying to find out how they died--or else they'll bump off his remaining loved ones (his supersmart, beer-lapping dog Orson; his best surfing buddy Bobby; and his late-night deejay girlfriend Sasha). And as if being on the lam in his own hometown, Moonlight Bay, California, isn't bad enough, Snow has to outrun his pursuers without leaving town. He has XP--xeroderma pigmentosum--a rare genetic affliction that forces him to avoid light. Cumulative exposure to sun, fluorescent lights, and the like will give him cancer eventually, and he doesn't dare leave the place where he's skillfully...


An Illustrated Guide to Skin Lymphoma
Lorenzo Cerroni, et al
1405113766
August 2004
Library Binding
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, July 1, 1999
The classification of lymphomas has been a challenge to our intellect and to our science. Over the past 40 years, we have moved through numerous classification schemes, which have varied in usefulness. Some schemes were purely morphologic classifications with some clinical implications, such as those based on whether the tumor cells were small, medium, or large lymphocytes (e.g., the Rappaport classification). Others have been more clinically oriented and have encompassed a number of different morphologic types; for example, in the Working Formulation, lymphomas were grouped into low, intermediate, and high grades according to their clinical behavior. High-grade lymphomas included both small-noncleaved-cell lymphomas and large-cell, anaplastic lymphomas. Later, attempts were made...


Saving Face
Carolyn Shuck
0839773404
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This gripping memoir tells the story of a survivor of a 32-year battle with basal cell skin cancer that required 4 major cancer removal surgeries, the amputation of her nose, and 18 reconstructive surgeries to restore it. In her youth, like many young people of the 1920s and 1930s, Carolyn Shuck underwent X-ray treatments for acne-a medical procedure that almost certainly caused the cancer that would take away her face and almost her life. Through the years of struggling with recurring cancers and devastating treatments, Carolyn led her life as normally as possible, raising three children and volunteering countless hours for Planned Parenthood. This account of living with skin cancer will inspire skin cancer patients and should be read by doctors, nurses, and other caregiving professionals.

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What You Really Need to Know about Moles and Melanoma (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
Jill R. Schofield, William A. Robinson
0801863945
September 7, 2000
Paperback
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Review
"This deadly cancer can sneak up on you in the prime of your life, even years after you've covered up. You need to be informed and protect yourself. This is just the book to help you." -- The Los Angeles Times

Review
"Patients and families with melanoma will find this book informative and useful as they deal with this illness. The authors do an excellent job of explaining complicated and difficult medical concepts in plain language." -- Marc S. Ernstoff, M.D., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cente

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Living Well with Lymphedema: Lessons from Lymphnotes. COM
Ann B. Ehrlich
0976480611
May 2005
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Book Description
Living Well with Lymphedema is a comprehensive resource for those with, or at risk of developing, lymphedema. This easy-to-read, generously illustrated, 280 page book contains the information necessary to understand what lymphedema is, what causes it, how it is treated, self-management steps to control your condition, practical suggestions for mastering the emotional challenges of living with a chronic condition, plus an illustrated guide to understanding the lymphatic system. LymphNotes.com, a highly respected lymphedema oriented web site, provides insights into the needs and interests of individuals with, at risk for, or caring for people with lymphedema.

From the Author
From the preface: The Epidemic No One Talks About
Now that cancer has become a chronic...


Practical Dermatopathology
Ronald P. Rapini
0323011985
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Based on Dr. Rapini’s popular Atlas of Dermatopathology, this practical resource delivers expert guidance on the evaluation and diagnosis of skin biopsies. It lists the important clinical and histological features and variations for common and unusual diseases, highlights their most characteristic features, and provides list of differential diagnosis for clinical and pathologic changes. A user-friendly format—combined with a wealth of full-color illustrations and extensive cross referencing—make this the ideal bench side companion for quick reference and more accurate diagnoses. And, a bonus CD-ROM provides all of the book’s images for use in PowerPoint®.

About the Author
Ronald P. Rapini, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology,...


Skin Cancer Prevention
Ulrik Ringborg
0849398894
Aug 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Coedited by the President of the European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention, this guide provides a detailed overview of the three most common forms of the disease-basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma-and authoritatively guides readers through current research related to the epidemiology, primary and secondary prevention, and identification of the many forms of skin cancer. Accompanied by a CD-ROM that contains color illustrations for lesion recognition and disease pathology, this source will serve as an invaluable companion to all specialists treating patients with skin cancer.


Saving Your Skin: Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment of Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
Barney J. Kenet, Patricia Lawler
1568581246
August 1998
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From Library Journal
Despite continued warnings about sun exposure, melanoma "is increasing at a faster rate than any other cancer in the U.S." By the year 2000, one percent of all Americans will be affected; approximately 32,000 citizens were diagnosed with this cancer in 1993. Kenet, a dermatologist at Cornell Medical Center, and Lawler, a former consumer reporter and cofounder of the American Melanoma Foundation, provide statistics, history, a list of risk factors, and sobering vignettes in this comprehensive guide. Especially helpful is their information on identification, screening, treatment, and prevention of the disease. Experimental therapies and techniques such as vaccine therapy and biopsies through computer imaging are clearly explained. The authors' practical and thorough advice on such topics as choosing a physician and...


From DNA Photolesions to Mutations, Skin Cancer And Cell Death
E. Sage
0854043268
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
As modern day society takes an increasing interest in outdoor activities, its exposure to sunlight has never been greater. As a consequence, countries throughout the world are experiencing a dramatic increase in the incidences of skin carcinomas and melanomas. From DNA photolesions to mutations, skin cancer and cell death provides an authoritative source of information for photobiologists interested in the series of genetic events that occur in the skin, and eventually lead to cancer. With contributions from eminent scientists in the field, this book includes the latest information on DNA photolesions and repair, as well as the key mechanisms of solar UV in skin cancer initiation and development. Significant information relating to UV-induced photolesions and mechanisms of skin tumour occurrence is also included. By...


Prevention of Skin Cancer
David Hill (Editor)
140201435X
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume brings together the full spectrum of issues relating to the primary prevention of skin cancer from a population and public health perspective. The book examines possible mechanisms of causation and the role of risk factors in the host and presents experimental and human evidence for the carcinogenicity of solar radiation. Sources of UVR and ways of minimising exposure are described, behavioural considerations and the efficacy of behavioural interventions to reduce exposure are reviewed and the economic impact of preventive programs discussed. Current critical reviews of the ozone depletion situation, the genetics of skin cancer, use of solaria and the use and efficacy of sunscreens are featured as special topics. All authors have drawn from their material implications for programs to prevent skin cancer. An...


Pitfalls in Histopathologic Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma
A. Bernard, M.D. Ackerman, et al
0812113527
December 1994
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Treatment Planning and Delivery in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Lankton
0876303548
Dec 1988
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Poly-MVA: A New Supplement in the Fight Against Cancer
Robert D. Milne, Melissa L. BLOCK
1591200490
August 15, 2004
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Book Description
Begins with an easy-to-understand discussion on cancer formation so taht readers can understand how alternative cancer therapies such as palladium lipoic complexes can help. Introduces Poly-MVA and provides all of the information on this promising supplement.

About the Author
Robert D. Milne, M.D., graduated from the University of Southern California and the University of Missouri-Columbis School of Medicine. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Milne has been practicing complementary medicine for over twenty years. He is a contributing author of "Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide" and coauthor of "TheDefinitive Guide to Headaches. Melissa Block, M.Ed., is a health journalist who has authored and contributed to dozens of books, articles on alternative...


Cancers of the Skin: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress
R. Dummer (Editor)
3540430059
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Skin cancer is the most frequent malignancy in humans and its incidence is still increasing. This situation calls for major efforts to manage the disease. Preventive measures must include reduced UV exposure and an enhanced common awareness of skin lesions. Advanced surgical techniques allow safe removal with excellent cosmetic results. In many cases alternative treatment modalities such as radiotherapy, cryosurgery and photodynamic therapy are applicable. The development of optimal sun screens and UV-protective clothes, new tools for early diagnosis of malignant lesions including videomicroscopy, improved evaluation of biopsy material and new treatment schemes will contribute to better patient care. New developments in therapy including pegylated interferons, cytokine-inducing molecules, monoclonal antibodies and...


Sun Sense
Perry Robins
0962768804
Dec 1990
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Skin Cancer
Arthur J. Sober
1550091085
January 2000
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Book Info
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. A guide for clinicians to understanding and managing skin cancer. Includes more than 200 photographs, illustrations, and radiographs. The CD-ROM contains the complete text and illustrations on searchable PDF files. System requirements not cited.


Coping with Psoriasis: A Patient's Guide to Treatment
David L. Cram
188603947X
August 15, 2000
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From Booklist
Psoriasis is an unpleasant, disfiguring disease, whose sufferers often hide away from life or are pushed away. Its cause is unknown, and there is no cure. It can affect people of all ages, and sufferers can die from the disease or the complications of treatment. Cram has long dealt with psoriasis patients and understands current knowledge of it and how patients and others react to it. Stress doesn't cause it, yet reducing stress often can help in managing it, and psychological scars are usually the main problem associated with it. Cram speaks wisely about those matters, drawing on stories of his patients to show how such scars may affect all aspects of life and how they can be handled effectively. Many HMOs will not pay for adequate care, so Cram's advice on finding a doctor is important. In addition, he describes various...


Oxygen Healing Therapies: For Optimum Health & Vitality Bio-Oxidative Therapies for Treating Immune Disorders : Candida, Cancer, Heart, Skin, Circul
Nathaniel Altman
0892815272


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Cancer of the Skin with CD-ROM
Darrell S. Rigel (Editor)
0721605443
September 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This book is an excellent primary resource for any physician seeking reliable and accessible information on cancer of the skin. It will also serve as a valuable ancillary resource for practitioners whose clinical duties involve the management of skin cancer, because it provides a thorough understanding of the biologic behavior, clinical presentation, and current treatment of malignant diseases of the skin." NEJM June 23, 2005

Book Description
Cancer of the Skin offers a comprehensive overview of skin cancer from the underlying biology to the clinical features of the disease, diagnosis and therapy. The book has been created by a multi-disciplinary, international team of some of the world's leading experts on this important topic.
Containing over 500 full color images, Cancer of the...


Skin Cancer
Tracie Egan
1404203907
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Health care is available to all Cubans, say physicians. (Skin Cancer News). : An article from: Dermatology Nursing [HTML]
Diana Gorgos
B0008F8HJS
April 1, 2002
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from Dermatology Nursing, published by Jannetti Publications, Inc. on April 1, 2002. The length of the article is 17092 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Health care is available to all Cubans, say physicians. (Skin Cancer News).
Author: Diana Gorgos
Publication: Dermatology Nursing (Refereed)
Date: April 1, 2002
Publisher: Jannetti Publications, Inc.
Volume: 14 Issue: 2 Page: 110(1)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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"The ratio of physicians to the general population is...



Practical Management of Skin Cancer
Ronald L. Moy
0397516045
December 1998
Hardcover
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Book Info
Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Text for those in primary care to obtain a better understanding of skin cancer and to allow for its early detection and treatment. Emphasizes common forms of premalignant and malignant skin cancers, including actinic keratosis, Bowen disease, basal and squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Color illustrations. DNLM: Skin Neoplasms--therapy.

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