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Handbook of Community Cancer Care

Handbook of Community Cancer Care

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  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781841100012

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  • An authoritative handbook covering the management of all types of cancer, with an emphasis on those aspects of care of the cancer patient which are of particular interest in the community, for example the presentation of cancer and palliative care. The specialist management of different types of cancer is also covered, with particular regard being paid to the requirements of shared care in the community and the supportive care needed for the treatment of side effects and complications.

    • Essential reading for all healthcare professionals and associated support personnel involved in the treatment of the cancer patient in the community
    • Comprehensive, but concise, coverage of all the major topics of interest
    • Authorship shared between a hospital-based physician and a general practitioner, to give a balanced perspective on each issue
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    'It provides an excellent overview with an emphasis on those aspects of care that are of particular importance in the community.' International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781841100012
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.791kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Introduction:
    1. What causes cancer - aetiology
    2. Healthy lifestyle and the avoidance of cancer
    3. Patterns of cancer occurrence - epidemiology
    4. Cancer in families - genetics
    Part II. Diagnosis and Assessment of Cancer:
    5. Presentation of symptomatic cancer
    6. Screening for cancer
    7. The tissue diagnosis
    8. Staging of cancer
    Part III. Treatment of Cancer:
    9. The cancer team and shared care
    10. The treatment of cancer, radical or palliative?
    11. Surgery in the treatment of cancer
    12. Radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer
    13. Chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer
    14. Other medical treatments of cancer
    15. Paramedical disciplines in cancer care
    16. Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer
    17. Supportive care
    18. Assessment of new treatments - clinical trials
    19. Late effects of cancer treatment - the cost of cure
    Part IV. Management of Individual Cancers:
    20. Breast cancer
    21. Bowel cancer
    22. Lung cancer
    23. Stomach cancer
    24. Oesophageal cancer
    25. Pancreatic cancer
    26. Cancer of the larynx and pharynx
    27. Cancer of the lip and mouth
    28. Sailvary gland cancer
    29. Thyroid cancer
    30. Other head and neck cancers
    31. Cervical carcinoma
    32. Ovarian carcinoma
    33. Other gynaecological malignancy
    34. Skin cancer and melanoma
    35. Prostate cancer
    36. Bladder cancer
    37. Kidney cancer
    38. Testicular tumours
    39. Brain tumours
    40. Leukaemia
    41. The lymphomas
    42. Aids related cancer
    43. Bone sarcomas
    44. Soft tissue sarcomas
    45. A miscellany of rare tumours
    Part V. Cancer at Different Ages:
    46. Cancer in children
    47. Cancer in adolescents
    48. Cancer in the elderly: Part VI. Palliative Care, Death and Bereavement:
    49. Looking after patients with metastatic disease
    50. Management of specific symptoms
    51. Managing intercurrent illness in the patient with cancer
    52. Domicillary terminal care
    53. Hospice care
    54. The dying child
    55. Death at home
    56. Managing bereavement
    Part VII. Further Information:
    57. Patient support organisations and cancer relief charities
    58. Guide to tumour specific groups and organisations
    59. The cancer research charities
    60. Guide to further reading.

  • Authors

    Mark N. Gaze, The Middlesex Hospital, London

    Isobel M. Wilson

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