See what’s different and access accurate information on cancer.

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. The new edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments provides a fully updated, comprehensive survey of cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, cancer-related side effects, and methods of cancer prevention. It also covers cancer’s emotional and psychological effects and other issues related to cancer and its treatments.

Written for general readers by experienced medical professionals, the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer is appropriate for patients and caregivers who are patrons of public, academic, and hospital libraries. Each entry follows the standardized, balanced format of Gale’s health/medicine frontlist titles. This format allows readers to make comparisons and identifies the most sought-after information clearly.


Print ISBN: 9780028677026
eBook ISBN: 9780028677552
3 volumes/~2210 Pages
Original Copyright 2021


See What’s Different:

  • Features content written by an advisory board consisting of subject matter experts.
  • Contains 674 total entries; approximately 60 new and 313 updated entries.
  • Includes 354 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs, and maps.
  • Includes Questions to Ask Your Doctor sections.
  • Comes with a glossary of terms (compiled of the entry-specific Key Terms lists).
  • Offers a general index to access places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned within the text.

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