WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series Series 20

Manual on the Prevention and Control of Common Cancers

December 1998
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st December 1998
  • ISBN 9789290611189
  • Language English
  • Pages 331 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

A practical manual for the prevention and control of 10 cancers commonly found in countries of the WHO Western Pacific Region. Addressed to health workers, general practitioners, and nurses, the manual aims to increase skills in the screening and early detection of cancer, encourage state-of-the-art treatment, and ensure widespread availability of pain relief and palliative care. The manual also covers several effective preventive strategies, including tobacco control, promotion of a healthy diet, infant vaccination against hepatitis B, and screening for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer.