Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

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Patients with advanced cancer increasingly receive end-of-life care from a variety of health care professionals, physicians and nurses. These professionals need to be able to assess the original diagnosis and the appropriateness of patient referral, set a treatment or palliation program, and recognise and plan for the clinical problems associated with specific primary tumors. This is the first comprehensive source of information available at a level between specialist oncology texts and nursing texts. Two eminent physicians from one of the world's foremost cancer centers have drawn together a remarkable team to provide a handbook which covers the full range of problems the healthcare workforce caring for these patients will encounter. This highly accessible text covers general principles in oncology, the primary tumors one by one, and management of specific symptoms and syndromes. It will be invaluable to primary care physicians, surgeons, nurses, therapists and trainees.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 6 b/w illus. 87 tables
  • 1139237411
  • 9781139237413

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'This book does fill in a gap, in recognizing the information needs of the wide range of multidisciplinary health professionals caring for these patients.' Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 'The purpose of this excellent book is to provide up to date information for the nonspecialist on the treatment of the different cancers and the management of the various symptoms that can arise during treatment ... it provides a very useful single source to enable the nonspecialist (GP, practice nurse, general physician/surgeon) to quickly get an overview of an individual cancer ... the book is accessible, easy to read and has a comprehensive index. This book fills a large gap in the market and will be of great interest to GPs, General Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Students and both Hospital and Primary Care Nurses, for all of whom it represents very good value for money ... will become a well established and successful text.' Palliative Medicine
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About Michael J. Fisch

Michael J. Fisch, M.D., MPH is Chair of the Department of General Oncology in the Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Fisch is a national leader in symptom management and survivorship care. His research and clinical work in this area focuses on the assessment and management of patients with complex symptom problems from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, during survivorship and at the end of life. As medical director of the M. D. Anderson Community Clinical Oncology Program Research Base, Dr Fisch also oversees a network of M. D. Anderson managed clinical trials aimed at cancer control, prevention and therapy implemented and conducted efficiently in a community environment.
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Table of contents

Part I. General Concepts in Oncology: 1. Principles of diagnosis and staging John Kavanagh; 2. Principles of palliative chemotherapy Michael Fisch; 3. Principles of palliative surgery Barry Feig; 4. Principles of palliative radiotherapy Carlos Centano and Carmen Gonzalez; 5. ABCs of clinical trials Lynn J. Palmer; 6. Principles of cancer rehabilitation Ki Y. Shin; 7. Principles of palliative nursing Nessa Coyle; 8. Ethics of decision-making towards the end of life Christopher Daugherty; 9. Breaking bad news Walter F. Baile and Robert Buckman; 10. The use of complementary/alternative medicine Mary Ann Richardson; 11. Understanding 'hospice' Jane Ingham; 12. Practical aspects of home care Anna Taube; 13. Cultural differences in cancer care Juan Nunez-Olarte; 14. Implementing family and social services Marlene Lockey; 15. Pastoral care Derek B. Murray; 16. Bereavement Stephen King; Part II. Primary Tumors: 17. Lung cancer Suzzy Whelan and Thomas J. Smith; 18. Breast cancer Kathy Miller; 19. Colorectal cancer Charles Blanke; 20. Prostate cancer Christopher Sweeney; 21. Pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancer Edward H. Lin and James L. Abbruzzese; 22. Anal cancer Rob Glynne-Jones; 23. Esophageal and gastric cancer Stephen A. Bernard; 24. Head and neck cancer Merrill S. Kies and Roy S. Herbst; 25. Kidney cancer Lori Wood; 26. Bladder cancer Heather-Jane Au; 27. Ovarian cancer Diane Bodurka-Bevers; 28. Gynecologic malignacies: endometrial and cervical carcinoma William Irvin, Jr.; 29. Testicular cancer David B. Solit and Pamela N. Munster; 30. Unknown primary site cancer Renato Lenzi; 31. Mesothelioma Ralph Zinner; 32. Soft tissue sarcoma Alan Sandler and Laura McClure-Barnes; 33. Osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma David Seitz; 34. Melanoma Mark Harries and Tim Eisen; 35. Primary brain tumors Paul M. DesRosiers and Robert D. Timmerman; 36. Thyroid and adrenal cancer RaeZyn H. Brana and Douglas Evans; 37. HIV-related cancers Julia Ladd Smith; 38. Lymphoma Craig R. Nichols; 39. Leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative disorder Larry D. Cripe and Cheryl Rutledge; 40. Multiple myeloma Letha E. Mills; Part III. Management of Specific Symptoms and Syndromes: 41. Assessment of pain Larry Driver; 42. Drug therapy for pain Barry Eagel; 43. Difficult pain management problems Robin L. Fainsinger; 44. Dyspnea Sam Ahmedzai and Silvia Paz; 45. Loss of appetite and weight Aminah Jatoi and Charles Loprinzi; 46. Fatigue Hans Neuenschwander; 47. Depression and anxiety Michael Fisch; 48. Delirium Peter Lawlor; 49. Constipation Florian Strasser; 50. Fever and sweats Donna Zhukovsky; 51. Bleeding Isabelle Mancini and J. J. Body; 52. Thrombosis Lukas Radbruch; 53. Hypercalcemia Paul W. Walker; 54. Lymphedema Mabel Caban; 55. Skin breakdown and management Kathryn G. Froiland; 56. Infections Rudolph M. Navari; 57. Urogenital complications Romano De Marco and Richard S. Foster; 58. Brain metastases Doreen Oneschuk; 59. Bowel obstruction Carla Ripamonti; 60. Bone metastases Carlos Centeno; 61. Meningeal cancer Neil A. Hagen; 62. Pleural and pericardial effusions Michael J. Boyer; 63. Superior vena cava syndrome Maria Kelly; 64. Chronic nausea Ahmed Elsayem and Michael Fisch; Index.
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