By Robert Souhami;Jeffrey Tobias

The trendy administration of melanoma: an introductory notice -- Epidemiology, remedy, therapy trials and screening -- Biology of melanoma -- Staging of tumours -- Radiotherapy -- Systemic therapy for melanoma -- Supportive care and symptom reduction -- clinical difficulties and radiotherapy emergencies -- Paraneoplastic syndromes -- melanoma of the top and neck -- mind and spinal twine -- Tumours of the lung and mediastinum -- Breast melanoma -- melanoma of the oesophagus and belly -- melanoma of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas -- Tumours of the small and massive bowel -- Gynaecological melanoma -- Genitourinary melanoma -- Testicular melanoma -- Thyroid and adrenal melanoma -- melanoma from an unknown basic web site -- pores and skin melanoma -- Bone and soft-tissue sarcomas -- Paediatric malignancies -- Hodgkin's ailment -- Non-hodgkin's lymphomas -- Myeloma and different paraproteinaemias -- Leukaemia

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4). 4 Currently used screening methods. Several of these are still under investigation to determine their clinical value. Cervical cancer (Chapter 17) Cervical smear Breast cancer (Chapter 13) Mammography Colorectal cancer (Chapter 16) Faecal occult blood testing Rectal examination Flexible sigmoidoscopy Ovarian and uterine cancer Pelvic examination (Chapter 17) Pelvic ultrasound CA-125 Skin cancers (Chapter 22) Self-examination Gastric cancer — Japan Radiological and endoscopic (Chapter 14) examination Prostate cancer (Chapter 18) Prostate-specific antigen Lung cancer (Chapter 12) Chest X-ray spiral CT scan 21 cervix.

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New Eng J Med 2005; 352: 895–904. Montori VM, Permanyer-Miralda G, Ferreira-Gonzáles I et al. Validity of composite end points in clinical trials. Br Med J 2005; 330: 594–6. 3 Biology of cancer Carcinogenesis: persistent genetic damage, 23 Chemical carcinogens, 23 Ionizing and ultraviolet irradiation, 25 Initiators and promoters in carcinogenesis, 25 Repair of damage to DNA induced by carcinogens, 26 Inherited defects involving DNA damage or repair processes that predispose to cancer, 26 Viral causes of cancer, 26 RNA viruses, 27 DNA viruses, 28 Cellular oncogenes, 29 Tumour suppressor genetic mechanisms in cancer development, 30 Cell division, 31 Inheritance of cancer, 32 Clonal origin, progression and growth of a cancer, 32 Many steps must occur before the early events that set a cell off on the path to become a cancer are finally expressed in the form of an invasive metastasizing malignancy.

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