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Main description:

Supportive care of the cancer patient begins with the diagnosis of cancer and terminates with the end of life. The supportive care is for symptoms related to the cancer and/or its treatment; physical, psychosocial and emotional issues associated with the cancer. Patients with cancer, in general, are living longer. Even those with advanced, metastatic disease have an increase in their survival. This, in part, is due to better therapies, novel treatments and the multimodality approaches to treating many cancers. In Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, edited by David Ettinger, the contributors provide an up-to-date, concise review of specific consequences of cancer and its treatment. The chapters will allow the reader to better understand the sequelae associated with all aspects of cancer and how to treat them in order to achieve control of symptoms and provide psychosocial care to improve the quality of life of the cancer patient. In addition, the reader will gain information on the care of the older patient as well as the dying patient.


Feature:

Provides the reader with a clearly stated and understandable, practical review of issues relating to supportive care of the cancer patient


This book will assist those individuals whose challenge and privilege it is to care for the cancer patient to better understand all of the consequences of cancer and its treatment as well as how to apply this information to the treatment of their patients


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Supportive care of the cancer patient begins with the diagnosis of cancer and terminates with the end of life. The supportive care is for symptoms related to the cancer and/or its treatment; physical, psychosocial and emotional issues associated with the cancer. Patients with cancer, in general, are living longer. Even those with advanced, metastatic disease have an increase in their survival. This, in part, is due to better therapies, novel treatments and the multimodality approaches to treating many cancers. In Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, edited by David Ettinger, the contributors provide an up-to-date, concise review of specific consequences of cancer and its treatment. The chapters will allow the reader to better understand the sequelae associated with all aspects of cancer and how to treat them in order to achieve control of symptoms and provide psychosocial care to improve the quality of life of the cancer patient. In addition, the reader will gain information on the care of the older patient as well as the dying patient.


Contents:

Foreword Chapter 1: Management of Dyspnea Jay R. Thomas Chapter 2: Skeletal Metastases: Optimal Management in 2007 John Kosteva and Corey Langer Chapter 3: Cancer Pain Stuart A. Grossman and Suzanne A. Nesbit
Chapter 4: Anorexia and Cachexia Takao Ohnuma and James F. Holland Chapter 5: Fatigue Michael Fisch Chapter 6: Pathogenesis and Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Michael B. Streiff Chapter 7: Depression in Cancer Patients Jimmie C. Holland and Yesne Alici-Evcimen Chapter 8: Anemia George M. Rodgers Chapter 9: Neutropenia Jeffrey Crawford Chapter 10: Nausea and Vomiting Tara Lin and David S. Ettinger Chapter 11: Oral Mucositis Nathaniel Treister and Stephen Sonis Chapter 12: Diarrhea and Constipation: Supportive Oncology Management Al Benson, III and Regina Stein Chapter 13: Menopausal Symptoms Debra L. Barton, Aditya Bardia and Charles Loprinzi Chapter 14: Supportive Care of the Older Cancer Patient Lodovico Balducci Chapter 15: Integrative Oncology: Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Barrie Cassileth and Jyothirmai Gubili Chapter 16: End of Life Decisions Sydney Morss Dy


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781597452915
Publisher: Springer (Humana Press)
Publication date: November, 2008
Pages: 312

Subcategories: Oncology