This handbook summarizes the fast-moving world of research into prevention of cancer. An international selection of experts here present the points of most relevance for oncologists and those involved professionally with prevention and screening programmes.
Foreword • Cancer epidemiology • Types of prevention: basic concepts • Methodology in cancer prevention • Cancer risk factors and preventive measures, including: Obesity and exercising, Hormones, Environment-related factors, Viral agents: Hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma, Viral agents: human papillomavirus, Cigarette smoking and smoking cessation, Alcohol, Nutrition, Work-related risk factors, Drug-related cancers, Radiation • Role of prevention and early detection, including: Breast cancer: chemoprevention and screening, Cervical cancer, Colorectal cancer, Prostate cancer, Lung cancer, Hereditary cancer syndromes: general principles on the role of prevention and screening, Hereditary cancer syndromes: role of prevention and screening • Recommendations
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