Handbook of Community Cancer Care

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Cambridge University Press, 4.1.2003 - 303 sivua
An authoritative handbook covering the management of all types of cancer, with an emphasis on those aspects of care of the cancer patient which are of particular interest in the community, for example the presentation of cancer and palliative care. The specialist management of different types of cancer is also covered, with particular regard being paid to the requirements of shared care in the community and the supportive care needed for the treatment of side effects and complications.
 

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Introduction
General introduction
1
What causes cancer? aetiology
3
Healthy lifestyle and the avoidance of cancer
10
Patterns of cancer occurrence epidemiology
13
Cancer in families genetics
16
Diagnosis and assessment of cancer
21
Presentation of symptomatic cancer
23
Cervical cancer
157
Ovarian cancer
162
Other gynaecological malignancy
166
Skin cancer and melanoma
169
Prostate cancer
175
Bladder cancer
180
Kidney cancer
184
Testicular tumours
186

Screening for cancer
33
The tissue diagnosis
42
Staging of cancer
47
Treatment of cancer
51
The cancer team and shared care
53
The treatment of cancer radical or palliative?
56
Surgery in the treatment of cancer
58
Radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer
61
Chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer
66
Other medical treatments of cancer
76
Paramedical disciplines in cancer care
87
Complementary and alternative therapies
90
Supportive care
92
Assessment of new treatments clinical trials
95
Late effects of cancer treatment the cost of cure
97
Management of individual cancers
103
Breast cancer
105
Bowel cancer
118
Lung cancer
125
Stomach cancer
133
Oesophageal cancer
136
Pancreatic cancer
139
Cancer of the larynx and pharynx
142
Cancer of the lip and mouth
146
Salivary gland cancer
149
Thyroid cancer
151
Other head and neck cancers
154
Brain tumours
189
Leukaemia
192
The lymphomas
197
AIDSrelated cancer
204
Soft tissue sarcomas
207
Bone sarcomas
210
A miscellany of rare tumours
214
Cancers at different ages
219
Cancer in children
221
Cancer in adolescents
231
Cancer in the elderly
233
Palliative care death and bereavement
235
Looking after patients with f m metastatic disease
237
Management of specific symptoms
243
Managing intercurrent illness in the patient with cancer
261
Domiciliary terminal care
265
Hospice care
268
The dying child
270
Death at home
273
Managing bereavement
275
Further information
277
Patient support organisations and cancer relief charities
279
Guide to tumourspecific groups and organisations
284
The cancer research charities
289
Guide to further reading
291
Index
295
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