In this new addition to the Diseases and Disorders series, author Toney Allman discusses the causes, treatment, and impact of colon cancer. Though the diagnosis of colon cancer once held the promise of a grim future, Allman explains that scientists are now closing in on the possible genetic and environmental causes of colon cancer, and are using this information to develop new treatments and preventative measures. Allman provides a detailed explanation of the structure and function of the human gastrointestinal tract, and attention is given to the importance of colonoscopies in identifying polyps and stopping what is now seen as a highly preventable cancer. First-person accounts and inspirational quotes from cancer survivors will educate and enthrall young readers.
Features & Benefits
- All volumes in the series include primary and secondary quotations, annotated bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.
- The essays are edited and organized to ensure their accessibility.