Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy
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In this volume, Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, a part of the Cancer Drug Discovery and Development series, the contributors provide an up-to-date, concise review of specific consequences of cancer and its treatment. The book will assist those who care for the cancer patient to better understand all of the consequences of cancer and its treatment. In addition, the reader will gain thoughtful information on the care of the older patient as well as the dying patient.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 196 x 260 x 20mm | 798.32g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2009 ed.
  • 46 Tables, black and white; 12 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 298 p. 12 illus.
  • 1588299414
  • 9781588299413

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"Common side effects of cancer and cancer treatment are discussed in this book. ... this book is targeted at individuals providing care for cancer patients, and it may be beneficial to professional healthcare providers as well as families of cancer patients. The book is easy to read and suggests practical interventions. ... The book is well organized with easy to understand text ... . This is an extremely useful book for novice to expert care providers." (Theresa M. Bacon, Doody's Review service, January, 2009)
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Supportive care of the cancer patient begins with the diagnosis of cancer and terminates with the end of life. The supportive care is for symptoms related to the cancer and/or its treatment; physical, psychosocial and emotional issues associated with the cancer. Patients with cancer, in general, are living longer. Even those with advanced, metastatic disease have an increase in their survival. This, in part, is due to better therapies, novel treatments and the multimodality approaches to treating many cancers. In Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, edited by David Ettinger, the contributors provide an up-to-date, concise review of specific consequences of cancer and its treatment. The chapters will allow the reader to better understand the sequelae associated with all aspects of cancer and how to treat them in order to achieve control of symptoms and provide psychosocial care to improve the quality of life of the cancer patient. In addition, the reader will gain information on the care of the older patient as well as the dying patient.
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Table of contents

Foreword Chapter 1: Management of Dyspnea Jay R. Thomas Chapter 2: Skeletal Metastases: Optimal Management in 2007 John Kosteva and Corey Langer Chapter 3: Cancer Pain Stuart A. Grossman and Suzanne A. Nesbit
Chapter 4: Anorexia and Cachexia Takao Ohnuma and James F. Holland Chapter 5: Fatigue Michael Fisch Chapter 6: Pathogenesis and Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Michael B. Streiff Chapter 7: Depression in Cancer Patients Jimmie C. Holland and Yesne Alici-Evcimen Chapter 8: Anemia George M. Rodgers Chapter 9: Neutropenia Jeffrey Crawford Chapter 10: Nausea and Vomiting Tara Lin and David S. Ettinger Chapter 11: Oral Mucositis Nathaniel Treister and Stephen Sonis Chapter 12: Diarrhea and Constipation: Supportive Oncology Management Al Benson, III and Regina Stein Chapter 13: Menopausal Symptoms Debra L. Barton, Aditya Bardia and Charles Loprinzi Chapter 14: Supportive Care of the Older Cancer Patient Lodovico Balducci Chapter 15: Integrative Oncology: Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Barrie Cassileth and Jyothirmai Gubili Chapter 16: End of Life Decisions Sydney Morss Dy
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Review Text

From the reviews:

"Common side effects of cancer and cancer treatment are discussed in this book. ... this book is targeted at individuals providing care for cancer patients, and it may be beneficial to professional healthcare providers as well as families of cancer patients. The book is easy to read and suggests practical interventions. ... The book is well organized with easy to understand text ... . This is an extremely useful book for novice to expert care providers." (Theresa M. Bacon, Doody's Review service, January, 2009)
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