Palliative care consultations in head and neck cancer by Sara Booth

Palliative care consultations in head and neck cancer

EditorSara Booth, Andrew Davies

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This is the fifth book in an 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 treatment forpatients with head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer is one of the most frightening and distressing cancers for patients and their families as it affects appearance, the ability to speak, and the ability to eat. Pain which is difficult to treat, infection, and disfiguring surgery with wounds that often do not heal, are commonaccompaniments of advanced disease. In addition, psychological distress, loneliness, and isolation are often experienced by patients. Head and neck cancer is not that common but, when it does occur, it very often needs specialist help from palliative care and hospice clinicians. There is littlewritten on this subject and this book provides a comprehensive, practical guide that draws together all the information in an easily accessible format. It is an essential reference for on the ward, or before going to a home visit. 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 give clinicians excellent advice on symptom control in the context of palliative care. The booksare also of use and interest to other professions working in acute hospitals.

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Sara Booth is a Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Care and Director of Palliative Care Service for Addenbrooke's Palliative Care Team, Cambridge, UK. Andrew Davies is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine for the Royal Marsden Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, UK.
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Title:Palliative care consultations in head and neck cancerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:December 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198530749

ISBN - 13:9780198530749

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Table of Contents

1. Sara Booth and Denise Traue: Introduction2. Fabian Sipaul and Martin Birchall: Surgery with palliative intent in advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer3. Frances Calman: The non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer4. Piyush Jani and Nicholas Gibbins: Management of airway problems in advanced or recurrent disease5. Andrew Davies: Oral problems6. Jane Machin: Improving swallowing and communication7. Clare Shaw: Nutritional support for the head and neck cancer patient8. Diane Laverty: Complex wounds in head and neck cancer9. Marc Webster and Neil A Hagen: Pain management in advanced and recurrent disease10. Maria Frampton and Declan Lyons: Psychological issues in advanced or recurrent disease11. Emma Thompson and Andrew Davies: The last few days of life