Oral Complications of Cancer and its Management

Hardcover | April 10, 2010

EditorAndrew Davies, Joel Epstein

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Oral problems are common in cancer patients. They can be a part of the disease itself; they can develop as a result of treatment; they can accompany other symptoms and present as a comorbidity; and they can even first present after the original disease itself has been cured. Oral symptoms canbe complex to treat, both preventing administration of potentially life-saving treatment, and also directly causing additional life-threatening complications. However, many symptoms can be treated, and lead to tremendous relief of suffering for the patient. Oral complications of cancer and itsmanagement is the first book to focus on this unique set of symptoms, and provides an international, multi-professional reference with up to date, evidence-based, clinically relevant advice. It covers topics such as oral anatomy and physiology, oral assessment and oral hygiene, as well as morecommon oral complications of cancer and its treatment. Surgical, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects are detailed in all of the chapters whilst specific problems are discussed in detail in separate chapters. Other chapters focus on oral infections, and major oral symptoms experienced bypatients with cancer. In addition there are chapters addressing the needs of specific groups of patient (e.g. paediatric patients, patients with advanced cancer), and the health economic impact of oral complications.This book should become the complete reference source for the wide multi-disciplinary team involved in treating the cancer patient with oral problems; this includes oncologists (both medical and clinical), oncology nurses, oral medicine specialists, palliative care physicians and nurses, specialcare dentists, special care dental nurses/hygienists, and therapy radiographers.

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Oral problems are common in cancer patients. They can be a part of the disease itself; they can develop as a result of treatment; they can accompany other symptoms and present as a comorbidity; and they can even first present after the original disease itself has been cured. Oral symptoms canbe complex to treat, both preventing adminis...

Dr Andrew Davies is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Royal Marsden Hospital, which is the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe. His main interests involve management of symptoms in cancer patients, particularly oral symptoms/problems (e.g. salivary gland dysfunction; oral candidosis). He trained in general medicine ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:April 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199543585

ISBN - 13:9780199543588

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Table of Contents

Sol Silverman: Preface1. Andrew Davies and Joel Epstein: Introduction2. Anita Sengupta and Anthony Giles: The oral cavity3. Mike Brennan and Peter Lockhart: Oral assessment4. Katherine Webber and Andrew Davies: Common oral conditions5. Peter Stevenson-Moore, Debbie Saunders and Joel Epstein: Pre-treatment screening6. Petrina Sweeney and Andrew Davies: Oral hygiene measures7. Crispian Scully and Jose Bagan: Oral cancer8. Barbara Murphy, Jill Gilbert and Anderson Collier III: Other tumours of the oral cavity9. Antonia Kolokythas and Michael Miloro: Overview of complications of oral surgery10. Kate Newbold and Kevin Harrington: Overview of complications of radiotherapy11. Peter Dijkstra and Jan Roodenburg: Trismus12. Fred Spijkervet and Arjan Vissink: Post-radiation osteonecrosis of the jaws13. Douglas Peterson and Rajesh Lalla: Overview of complications of systemic chemotherapy14. Sharon Elad, Judith Raber-Durlacher and Michael Shapira: Overview of complications of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation15. Stephen Sonis and Nathaniel Treister: Oral mucositis16. James Sciubba and Joel Epstein: Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws17. Susan Brailsford and David Beighton: Oral infections - introduction18. Lakshman Samaranayake and Mam Sitheeque: Oral fungal infections19. Anthony Chow: Oral bacterial infections20. Deborah Lockhart and Jeremy Bagg: Oral viral infections21. Andrew Davies: Salivary gland dysfunction22. Carla Ripamonti and Fabio Fulfaro: Taste disturbance23. Stephen Porter: Halitosis24. Paul Farquhar-Smith and Joel Epstein: Orofacial pain25. Andrew Davies: Miscellaneous problems26. Allesandra Majorana and Fulvio Porta: Oral care in paediatric patients27. Ira Parker, Joanne Mortimer and Joel Epstein: Oral care in geriatric patients28. Andrew Davies: Oral care in advanced cancer patients29. Jennifer Beaumont, David Cella and Josh Epstein: Quality of life and health economics30. Andrew Davies and Joel Epstein: Sources of information