Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

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Cambridge University Press, 3/27/2003
EAN 9780521010436, ISBN10: 0521010438

Paperback, 532 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

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.

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 González
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 Nuñez-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. Braña 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

‘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