Gynaecological Oncology for the MRCOG and Beyond

Gynaecological Oncology for the MRCOG and Beyond

Paperback Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaeco

Edited by Nigel Acheson, Edited by David M. Luesley


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  • Publisher: RCOG Press
  • Format: Paperback | 273 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 13mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1906985219
  • ISBN 13: 9781906985219
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 295,422

Product description

A multidisciplinary approach to the care of women with gynaecological cancer - with treatment delivered in linked local or specialist centres - has been established in the UK. The second edition of this book therefore includes chapters which focus on the multidisciplinary approach. Chapters on pathology, radiology, chemotherapy and radiotherapy will increase understanding of these disciplines that are central to the care of women with gynaecological cancers. Chapters on laparoscopic surgery, basic surgical principles, palliative care, emergencies and treatment-related complications provide additional information. All content has been updated to reflect current practice and present the latest evidence on investigation, staging and management. The book is primarily designed to provide a comprehensive summary for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, and as such covers the RCOG curriculum for gynaecological oncology. It is also a valuable guide for all healthcare professionals working in the field, including trainees, consultants and midwives.

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Table of contents

1. Basic epidemiology Andrew Phillips and Nigel Acheson; 2. Basic pathology of gynaecological cancer Raji Ganesan; 3. Preinvasive disease of the lower genital tract Gabrielle Downey; 4. Radiological assessment Sarah Higgins and Adrian Lim; 5. Surgical principles Quentin Davies; 6. Role of laparoscopic surgery Hans Nagar; 7. Radiotherapy: principles and applications David Radstone; 8. Chemotherapy: principles and applications Nigel Acheson; 9. Ovarian cancer standards of care John Kirwan; 10. Endometrial cancer standards of care Rob Gornall; 11. Cervical cancer standards of care Jonathan Herod; 12. Vulval cancer standards of care Michael Hannemann; 13. Uncommon gynaecological cancers Susie Houghton; 14. Palliative care Jo Sykes; 15. Emergencies and treatment-related complications in gynaecological oncology Janos Balega and Kavita Singh; Appendix 1. FIGO staging of gynaecological cancers; Index.