This is the first book to explain what all members of the primary care team need to know about cancer. In clear, accessible terms, it discusses how to diagnose patients with cancer symptoms; recognise when to refer a patient to a specialist; instruct patients about the treatments that they will receive; discuss patient evaluation with the referring physician; implement programs for early cancer detection and post-treatment evaluation, and more.* Contributions from 38 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians offer a multi-disciplinary perspective on the subject. Since many of these contributors are from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, readers will benefit from the expertise and cohesive approach presented by the staff of this facility. * Algorithms provide a detailed, step-by-step "recipe" for the diagnostic workup, helping readers to proceed systematically and avoid diagnostic pitfalls. * An organization by body site and a clear, concise format make information easy to find and apply. * Over 110 illustrations demonstrate key nuances of presentation, patient evaluation, and diagnostic technique.