Palliative Care Consultations In Advanced Breast Cancer

Paperback | November 24, 2005

EditorSara BoothbyHelena Earl

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This is the fourth volume in a new international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. In this volume the Editors bring together first-rate palliative care with oncological treatmentfor patients with advanced breast cancer. The book is presented in a user-friendly handbook format, with use of tables and algorithms to ensure that it is portable, accessible and can be read and referred to on, or before going to, the ward, or before a domiciliary visit. Specialists in palliative care and oncology settings, working in theacute sector and in hospices, will find the book invaluable. It will also appeal to consultants as well as specialist registrars, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in palliative care and oncology.The Palliative Care Consultations series is primarily aimed at those individuals working in an acute hospital cancer centre and/or tertiary referral centre. Books are designed to give the busy clinician advice on clinical problems, both those rarely encountered and those that are very common, butdifficult. The volumes are site specific and each volume encompasses a review of the current oncological or haemato-oncological management of advanced disease with symptom control advice. These volumes will give clinicians excellent advice on symptom control in the context of palliative care. Thebooks will also be of use and interest to other professions working in acute hospitals.

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This is the fourth volume in a new international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. In this volume the Editors bring together first-rate palliative care with oncological treatmentfor patients with advanced breast cancer. The ...

Sara Booth is at Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Lead Clinician in Palliative Care, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Palliative Care and Policy, King's College, London, UK. Helena Earl is at Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, University ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.41 inPublished:November 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198530757

ISBN - 13:9780198530756

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1. Mahesh Iddawela, Athar Ahmad, Karen McAdam and Helena Earl: Current management of advanced breast cancer2. Angela Bentley and Marie Fallon: Pain control in advanced local disease3. Elizabeth A Grunfeld: Psychological and social issues for patients with advanced breast cancer4. Kathryn G Froiland: The management of odours and wounds in advanced local disease5. Benedict Konzen and Ki Y Shin: The assessment and management of lymphoedema6. Gillian Whitfield, Christina Faull and Helena Earl: The management of carcinomatous meningitis in advanced breast cancer7. Catherine Sweeney: The management of fatigue in breast cancer8. AHG Paterson: The use of bisphosphonates in advanced breast cancer9. Yolanda Zuriarrain Reyna and Eduardo Bruera: The management of pain and other complications from bone metastases10. Scott A North, Anil A Joy and John R Mackey: The management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer