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"Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection" ed. by Susan J. Curry, Tim Byers, and Maria Hewitt

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"Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection" ed. by Susan J. Curry, Tim Byers, and Maria Hewitt

"Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection" ed. by Susan J. Curry, Tim Byers, and Maria Hewitt
National Research Council; Institute of Medicine; National Cancer Policy Board
NAS Press | 2003 | ISBN: 0309082544 0309506190 9780309506199 9780309082549 | 565 pages | PDF | 20 MB

This book reviews the proof that we can dramatically reduce cancer rates. This in-depth volume will be of interest to policy analysts, cancer and public health specialists, health care administrators and providers, researchers, insurers, medical journalists, and patient advocates.

Cancer ranks second only to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the United States, making it a tremendous burden in years of life lost, patient suffering, and economic costs.

Offering a wealth of information and directly addressing major controversies, the book includes:

• A detailed look at how significantly cancer could be reduced through lifestyle changes, evaluating approaches used to alter eating, smoking, and exercise habits.
• An analysis of the intuitive notion that screening for cancer leads to improved health outcomes, including a discussion of screening methods, potential risks, and current recommendations.
• An examination of cancer prevention and control opportunities in primary health care delivery settings, including a review of interventions aimed at improving provider performance.
• Reviews of professional education and training programs, research trends and opportunities, and federal programs that support cancer prevention and early detection.

Contents
Executive Summary
1. Introduction
2. Potential to Reduce the Cancer Burden Through Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
3. Lifestyle Behaviors Contributing to the Burden of Cancer
4. Modifying Health Risk Behaviors
5. Potential of Screening to Reduce the Burden of Cancer
6. Improving Participation in Cancer Screening Programs
7. Adopting New Technology in the Face of Uncertain Science: The Case of Screening for Lung Cancer
8. Professional Education and Training
9. Federal Programs That Support Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
10. Research Trends and Opportunities
11. Findings, Policy Implications, and Recommendations
References
Glossary
Index

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