Increasing attention is being paid to the needs of cancer patients who present acutely with issues relating to their diagnosis an management, complications of their cancer, complications arising from their treatment, or who require appropriate symptom control or palliative care. Recent years have seen substantial service development to ensure acute oncology is appropriately provided, to improve outcomes and wellbeing of patients.
A team of experts in cancer care have completely revised and updated the previous edition of this book to produce a template that can be used by any professional involved in the planning and delivery of acute oncology care around the world.
This title is formally supported by the Association of Cancer Physicians (ACP). This highly patient-centred, readable text will be of value to clinicians and healthcare professionals, healthcare strategic and operations managers, and doctors in training, in their daily work.
Transformation of Acute Oncology: Past, present and future; Nursing Developments in Acute Oncology; Carcinoma of Unknown Primary; The Oncology Patient on The Acute Medical Unit (AMU); Which patient should be admitted to critical care; Acute Oncology: Examples by Country; Cancer Emergencies in the Community. Cases: Complications of Systemic Therapy - Febrile Neutropenia, Tumour Lysis Syndrome, Antiangiogenic Therapy, Cardiac Toxicity, Liver Problems, Acute Kidney Injury, Anti-Cancer Treatment and the Kidney, Metabolic Complications, Diabetes, Cutaneous Manifestations of Chemotherapy. Complications of Systemic Therapy - Acute Diarrhoea and Mucositis, Peripheral Neurotoxicity, Central Neurotoxicity, Chemotherapy-Induced Lung Toxicity, Immunotherapy-Related GI Side Effects, Complex Treatment Side Effects for Metastatic Lung Cancer on Chemotherapy and an Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor, Rare Immune-Related Adverse Events Associated with Checkpoint Inhibitors, Complications of CAR-T Cell Therapy. Complications of Radiotherapy - Radiation Pneumonitis, Radiation-Induced Head and Neck Mucositis, Management of Radiotherapy-Related Acute Skin Reactions, Toxicity Related to Pelvic Radiotherapy, Central Nervous System Toxicity of Radiotherapy. Complications of Cancer - Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression, Superior Vena Cava Obstruction, Brain Metastases, Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Venous Thromboembolism, Malignant Renal Obstruction, Management of Malignant Ascites in the Acute Oncology Setting, Malignant Pleural Effusion, Metabolic Complications of Malignancy: Hypercalcaemia, Metabolic Complications of Malignancy: Hyponatraemia, Bowel Obstruction in Acute Oncology, Pericardial Effusion, Hyperviscosity Syndrome, Hyperleucocytosis and Leucostasis. Acute Palliative Care and Pain Control - A Case of a Patient with Metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer with Chest Wall Pain, Neuropathic Cancer Pain.