Handbook Of Supportive And Palliative Radiation Oncology by Monica's KrishnanHandbook Of Supportive And Palliative Radiation Oncology by Monica's Krishnan

Handbook Of Supportive And Palliative Radiation Oncology

byMonica's Krishnan, Margarita Racsa, Hsiang-hsuan Michael Yu

Paperback | January 9, 2017

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Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncologyserves as a practical tool and rapid reference to assist radiation oncology practitioners in direct patient care with common palliative care issues. Containing the most recent advances in translational palliative care research, each chapter is organized in a succinct fashion to discuss major symptom burdens, suggested assessment, and various management options. Each symptom and disease section is written to be a rapid, practical guide for clinicians on the floor.

The book starts with general approaches in palliative radiation oncology that are followed by a section that focuses on common symptoms in palliative care and their management. The next section of the book is devoted to site and disease-specific evaluation, intervention, and management.

This handbook provides general guidelines and management recommendations for common clinical vignettes encountered by palliative radiation oncology practitioners and supported by palliative radiation oncology research. Concise references are cited to support treatment recommendation.



  • Provides a quick reference for the busy clinician
  • Details standard of care resources for researchers of palliative and supportive care
  • Contains updated standards of care for palliative medicine and a list of common medications and dosages
  • Includes a comprehensive index by symptom and condition to facilitate quick reference
Monica Krishnan is an attending physician at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Centers at South Shore and Milford. She has developed a palliative radiation clinic at these community cancer centers, working in tandem with the Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO) program at the main campus in Boston. She has a str...
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Title:Handbook Of Supportive And Palliative Radiation OncologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128035234

ISBN - 13:9780128035238

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Table of Contents

Part I: Issues in Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology

Chapter 1. General Approach to Palliative Care and Palliative Radiation Oncology

Chapter 2. Communication

Chapter 3. Prognostication in Patients Receiving Palliative Radiation Therapy

Chapter 4. Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Advance Care Planning, and Advance Directives

Chapter 5. Palliative Care Assessment

Part II: Symptom Management for Palliative Radiation Oncology Practitioners

Chapter 6. Pain Management

Chapter 7. GI Symptoms: Radiation-Induced Adverse Effects

Chapter 8. Management of Dyspnea and Central Airway Obstruction in Patients With Malignancy

Chapter 9. Malignant Bleeding

Chapter 10. Skin Toxicity in Palliative Radiation Therapy

Part III: Disease-Specific Management for Palliative Radiation Oncology Practitioners

Chapter 11. Palliative Radiotherapy for Brain Metastasis

Chapter 12. Palliative Radiotherapy for Malignant Epidural Spinal Cord Compression

Chapter 13. Palliative Radiotherapy for Bone Metastasis

Chapter 14. Site-Specific Symptom Management: Palliative Radiotherapy for Advanced and Metastatic Lung Cancer

Chapter 15. Palliative Radiation Oncology for Gastrointestinal Tract Malignancies

Chapter 16. Palliative Radiotherapy for Advanced and Metastatic Gynecologic and Genitourinary Malignancies

Chapter 17. Palliative Radiotherapy for Advanced and Metastatic Head and Neck Cancers and Skin Metastases