The primary objective of this volume is to inform the layman more adequately about cancer, with the hope that he may develop better lines of communication with his family physician. The content appears suitable and quite complete for such a purpose, and it is likely that the book will be used by the practitioner to supplement his communication with the patient and his family.
The initial chapters are of a general nature and deal with the pathology and genetics of cancer, public attitudes toward the disease, carcinogenic agents, and quackery. The chapter on genetics is one which will answer most of the common questions about the inheritance of cancer which are asked of the physician. Chapters 6 through 15 describe the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of malignancy of the various organ systems in which most neoplasms occur. The material on cervical cancer and the Pap smear, cancer of the breast,