Nutrition and the Cancer Patient

Hardcover | July 24, 2010

EditorEgidio Del Fabbro, Eduardo Bruera, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

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Nutrition, appetite, and involuntary weight loss are issues that affect a large number of cancer patients and cancer survivors. Aspects such as symptom management, behavioural modification, exercise and medication are all important aspects of cancer care, but nutritional issues at the end oflife can be accompanied by contentious ethical factors as well as religious and cultural influences that need to be addressed by health professionals. This book enables physicians, nurses and also dieticians to better discuss these complex issues with patients and their families.This comprehensive reference book provides both background information and practical, clinical advice for managing the cancer patient at all stages of their disease trajectory. It includes information that relates to patients who are continuing to receive disease-specific therapy, the cancersurvivor, as well as patients with advanced or recurrent cancer receiving palliative care. Basic principles such as epidemiology and physiology set the scene, leading into the cachexia/anorexia syndrome, treatment options, nutritional counselling, enteral and parenteral nutrition, complementary/alternative therapies, exercise, clinical outcomes measures in each of the clinical groups, andfocus on special populations and their specific needs. Multidimensional, interdisciplinary clinical evaluation and treatment is emphasised, and ethical, religious, and cultural factors are also addressed.Multidisciplinary in nature, this book draws on the experience of the editors' work across the fields of oncology, palliative care, surgery, primary care, nursing, dietetics and nutritional science. It will prove invaluable to all general practitioners, internists, medical oncologists and surgeons,nurses, palliative care specialists and related professionals involved in the care of the cancer patient.

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Nutrition, appetite, and involuntary weight loss are issues that affect a large number of cancer patients and cancer survivors. Aspects such as symptom management, behavioural modification, exercise and medication are all important aspects of cancer care, but nutritional issues at the end oflife can be accompanied by contentious ethic...

After medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Egidio Del Fabbro completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis in 1998. Following 5 years of internal medicine practice he completed a palliative care fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In his current position as Assis...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:July 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 - Basic principles1. Vickie E. Baracos: Definitions and epidemiology2. Vickie E. Baracos and Henrique A. Parsons: Metabolism and physiology3. Vickie E. Baracos, CMM Prado, S Antoun, and I Gioulbasanis: The assessment of nutritional status2 - The cachexia/anorexia syndrome4. Egidio Del Fabbro and Vickie E. Baracos: The epidemiology of body weight and body weight loss and its relation to cancer5. Vickie E. Baracos and Henrique A. Parsons: The mechanisms of primary cachexia3 - The treatment of primary cachexia6. Henrique A. Parsons and Eduardo Bruera: Challenges and opportunities in conducting clinical research in cancer cachexia7. Florian Strasser: Appetite stimulants8. Jose Garcia: Anabolic hormones9. Egidio del Fabbro: Immune modulators10. Nada Fadul: Autonomic system modulators11. Eduardo Bruera and Egidio del Fabbro: Multimodality therapy4 - The treatment of secondary cachexia12. Florian Strasser: Classification of cancer cachexia and secondary nutrition impact symptoms13. Carla Ida Ripamonti, Nicla La Verde, Gabriella Farina, and Marina Chiara Garassino: Oral complications14. Mellar P. Davis: Nausea and vomiting in advanced cancer15. Mellar P. Davis: Early satiety16. David Blum: Disordered bowel function17. Elizabeth Kvale, Casey Balentine Azuero, and Eric Walker: Depression and fatigue5 - Nutritional counselling18. Laura Elliot and Barbara Parry: Counselling by a dietitian19. Colette Hawkins, Inga Andrew, Tessa Aston, Trevelyan Beyer, Jacqueline Cairns, Bob Hansford, Jane Hopkinson, Reverend Caroline Worsfold: The multi-disciplinary approach to nutritional problems in patients with cancer6 - Artificial nutritional support20. Tim Bowling: Nutritional support: an overview21. Jeremy Woodward: Oral and enteral nutrition22. Pradeep F. Thomas and Dileep N Lobo: Nutrition in advanced malignancy: parenteral nutrition, palliative surgery and gastrointestinal stents7 - Ethics, culture and spirituality23. Paulina Taboada, Alejandra Palma, and Beatriz Shand: Ethics and medically assisted nutrition and hydration in cancer24. Sarah Toule: Cultural and religious factors8 - Nutrition and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in cancer25. Eran Ben-Arye, Dena Norton, Moshe Frenkel, and Nicola Hembry: Nutrition and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in cancer care9 - Exercise26. Lee W. Jones: Exercise therapy for persons diagnosed with cancer10 - Clinical groups27. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried: The cancer survivor28. R.D. Johnston, R.A. Barrett, and T.E. Bowling: Nutritional management of patients receiving primary cancer therapy29. Shalini Dalal: Nutritional management of patients with recurrent, advanced or metastatic cancer30. Egidio del Fabbro: Patients at the end of life11 - Special opulations31. Sian Kirkham and Martin Hewitt: Paediatric patients32. Jane Hopkinson and Christopher Bailey: Nutritional care of older people with cancer33. Marvin Omar Delgado Guay: Nutrition and comorbidities in patients with cancer34. Richard Harding and Liz Gwyther: Patients in the developing world35. Susan E. McClement: The experience of involuntary weight loss and altered body image in patients with cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS): Patient and family perspectives