Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Paperback | September 12, 2003

byPeter Hoskin, Wendy Makin

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Consultants and nurses in palliative medicine who do not have a background in oncology need to know about the different types of cancer to be able to deal with palliation in these patients. The new edition of this popular book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of cancer managementaimed at palliative care professionals. To aid understanding in the specialty, the format of the book has been thoroughly revised to include numerous tables, figures, algorithms, case histories and key points to ensure that it will prove an invaluable, practical guide to oncology for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with malignant disease. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the management of malignant disease from the perspective of palliative medicine. The pathology, diagnosis and management of individual tumour sites are described with an emphasis on the symptoms produced in advanced disease and the place of oncologicaltreatment in their management. Introductory chapters present the principles of oncological management and later chapters address specific symptoms from the viewpoint of their pathophysiology and management. Each chapter is enhanced by typical case histories and patient journeys.

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Consultants and nurses in palliative medicine who do not have a background in oncology need to know about the different types of cancer to be able to deal with palliation in these patients. The new edition of this popular book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of cancer managementaimed at palliative care professionals. To a...

Dr PJ Hoskin, Reader in Oncology, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, UK Dr Wendy Makin, Consultant in Oncology and Palliative Care, Christie Hospital, Withington, Manchester, UK

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.81 inPublished:September 12, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192628119

ISBN - 13:9780192628114

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Table of Contents

1. Palliative oncology2. Cancer biology3. Epidemiology and clinical trials4. The role of surgical and radiological intervention in palliation5. Principles of radiotherapy6. Systemic therapy: chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy7. Lung cancer and mesothelioma8. Colorectal cancer9. Breast cancer10. Urological cancer11. Upper gastrointestinal tumours12. Head and neck cancer13. Gynaecological cancer14. Central nervous system tumours15. Lymphomas16. Leukaemia and myeloma17. Skin tumours18. Bone and soft tissue tumours19. Malignancy of unknown primary site20. Malignancy associated with HIV infection21. Bone metastases22. Live metastases23. Metastatic disease of the thorax24. Metastases involving the brain and meninges25. Specific tumour-associated symptoms: pain26. Other tumour-associated problems27. Death

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`A text book which has been written to improve the understanding of oncology and the oncological perspective for health care professionals working within palliative care is to be welcomed... The text is easy to read and is presented in a concise form.'Polly Edmonds, BoA News