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The ambitious task of compiling an information source on neoplastic disease for the nonmedically informed reader has been beyond most authors. Dr. Lynch has approached this broad and important subject with enthusiasm.
Aspects of pathology, genetics, epidemiology, prevention, specific tumor types, therapy, rehabilitation, and the psychiatric implications of the cancer patient are discussed in various depths. Appropriate attention is given to a medical glossary to facilitate reader understanding.
Unfortunately, such well-motivated description can only doubtfully overcome the discrepancy between the physician and lay person's comprehension of the language of medicine. An example of this problem appears in the chapter on
Cancer and You.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:156. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-156_2
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