Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Consultants and nurses in palliative medicine who do not have a background in oncology need to know about the different types of cancer to be able to deal with palliation in these patients. The new edition of this popular book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of cancer management aimed at palliative care professionals. To aid understanding in the specialty, the format of the book has been thoroughly revised to include numerous tables, figures,
algorithms, case histories and key points to ensure that it will prove an invaluable, practical guide to oncology for all health care professionals involved in the care of patients with malignant disease.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the management of malignant disease from the perspective of palliative medicine. The pathology, diagnosis and management of individual tumour sites are described with an emphasis on the symptoms produced in advanced disease and the place of oncological treatment in their management. Introductory chapters present the principles of oncological management and later chapters address specific symptoms from the viewpoint of their pathophysiology and
management. Each chapter is enhanced by typical case histories and patient journeys.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 167 x 240 x 21mm | 606g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous black and white photographs, line drawings and tables
  • 0192628119
  • 9780192628114
  • 1,013,883

Table of contents

1. Palliative oncology ; 2. Cancer biology ; 3. Epidemiology and clinical trials ; 4. The role of surgical and radiological intervention in palliation ; 5. Principles of radiotherapy ; 6. Systemic therapy: chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy ; 7. Lung cancer and mesothelioma ; 8. Colorectal cancer ; 9. Breast cancer ; 10. Urological cancer ; 11. Upper gastrointestinal tumours ; 12. Head and neck cancer ; 13. Gynaecological cancer ; 14. Central nervous system tumours ; 15. Lymphomas ; 16. Leukaemia and myeloma ; 17. Skin tumours ; 18. Bone and soft tissue tumours ; 19. Malignancy of unknown primary site ; 20. Malignancy associated with HIV infection ; 21. Bone metastases ; 22. Live metastases ; 23. Metastatic disease of the thorax ; 24. Metastases involving the brain and meninges ; 25. Specific tumour-associated symptoms: pain ; 26. Other tumour-associated problems ; 27. Death
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Review quote

A text which provides adequate information, is up-to-date, and avoids provincial preferences in cancer management is an important contribution to the field... This book is well constructed, encompasses a vast array of topics and is multiauthored by writing style... This text will be helpful for those who are entering palliative medicine from a nononcology background. Physicians in training, nurses and other healthcare professionals will find this text a basic
background resource to the field of oncology, which is not overwhelming in detail. * Palliative Medicine 18 (3) *
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