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This ebook has been created for sufferers who've determined to make schooling and study an essential component of the therapy strategy. even though it additionally offers details invaluable to medical professionals, caregivers and different future health execs, it tells sufferers the place and the way to appear for info masking almost all issues with regards to gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors (also Adenocarcinoma of the Colon; Bowel melanoma; melanoma colon; melanoma gut; melanoma of the Colon; melanoma of the massive Intestine), from the necessities to the main complicated components of study. The identify of this publication contains the be aware legitimate. This displays the truth that the sourcebook attracts from public, educational, govt, and peer-reviewed learn. chosen readings from a number of enterprises are reproduced to provide you a few of the most modern authentic details to be had up to now on gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors. Given sufferers' expanding sophistication in utilizing the web, plentiful references to trustworthy Internet-based assets are supplied all through this sourcebook. the place attainable, advice is equipped on the way to receive free-of-charge, basic learn effects in addition to extra precise info through the net. ebook and digital models of this sourcebook are absolutely interactive with all of the websites pointed out (clicking on a link instantly opens your browser to the location indicated). Hard-copy clients of this sourcebook can variety stated internet addresses at once into their browsers to acquire entry to the corresponding websites. as well as large references available through the web, chapters contain glossaries of technical or unusual phrases.

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The ACOS can be contacted at 633 North Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611–3211; or by telephone at 312–202–5000. · The JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits health care organizations and programs in the United States. It also offers information for the general public about choosing a treatment facility. org on the Internet. The JCAHO is located at One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181–4294. The telephone number is 630–792–5800. · The JCAHO offers an online Quality Check service that patients can use to determine whether a specific facility has been accredited by the JCAHO and view the organization’s performance reports.

Additional Web Sources A number of Web sites that often link to government sites are available to the public. These can also point you in the direction of essential information. com/health_topics Vocabulary Builder The material in this chapter may have contained a number of unfamiliar words. The following Vocabulary Builder introduces you to terms used in this chapter that have not been covered in the previous chapter: Fat: Total lipids including phospholipids. [NIH] Feces: The undigested residue of food and other forms of waste matter and alimentary refuse discharged from the bowel during defecation.

25 p. Contact: Available from American College of Gastroenterology. 4900 B South 31st Street, Arlington, VA 22206-1656. (703) 820-7400. Fax (703) 931­ 4520. PRICE: Single copy free. Summary: This booklet outlines the preferred colorectal cancer screening recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and presents an update of the ACG position on screening as outlined by the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (AHCPR). The AHCPR's recommendations presented a menu of options for screening average risk persons.

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