(BQ) Part 1 book "Histology text and atlas" presents the following contents: Methods, cell cytoplasm, the cell nucleus, tissues - Concept and classification, epithelial tissue, connective tissue, adipose tissue, nerve tissue, cardiovascular system,...
Carcinoma of the lung is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women.
Prognosis correlates strongly with stage of disease at presentation and to some degree with
the histological subtype of the tumor. Histological classifications of lung cancer were somewhat
arbitrary and a matter of convenience. However, multiple lines of differentiation are
often found within a single tumor, if it is sufficiently sampled.
This book deals with problems which are sufficiently important to become the subject of studies.
Cancer of the stomach remains one of the most pressing medical problems. Meanwhile,
scientific and practical interest in this problem has markedly diminished during recent years.
According to some experts, this can be explained first by the decreasing incidence of gastric
cancer. But this concerns only some developed countries, where effective measures are taken
for the prevention and early diagnosis of malignant tumors.
The last three decades have witnessed tremendous advances in the understanding
and treatment of breast cancer. As a result, starting shortly before the 1990s, a persistent
decrease in breast cancer mortality has been documented, primarily in the
United States and in several European countries. Breast cancer, however, remains
an important health problem. In this book, which is mainly dedicated to nuclear
medicine, experts have thoroughly reviewed the achievements made in the diagnosis,
monitoring and treatment of this disease.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas were separated from Hodgkin's disease by recognition of the Sternberg-Reed cells early in the twentieth century. The histologic classification for non-Hodgkin's lymphomas has been one of the most contentious issues in oncology. Imperfect morphologic systems were supplanted by imperfect immunologic systems, and poor reproducibility of diagnosis has hampered progress.
As mentioned in Appendix 2.2, it is recommended that cancer registries
use the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) (Percy et
al., 1990) to code the topography (site of primary tumour) and morphol-
ogy (histological type) of the tumours. The fifth digit in the ICD-O mor-
phology codes describes the behaviour of the tumour—benign, borderline,
in situ, malignant. The topography of a tumour is the most important data
item recorded and provides the main basis of tabulation of registry data....