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Churchill's Pocketbook of Oncology

A pocket handbook on the management and treatment of cancer, written in a style and at a level suitable for junior doctors and trainees (SHOs, Registrars), medical students and allied health professions. All the information will be carefully checked by an international panel of advisers to ensure that the treatment described reflects common clinical practice and (where available) agreed guidelines. Also includes sections on oncological emergencies, common patient problems and screening.

Audience
Junior doctors and medical students, trainees in oncology, family physicians, and professionals allied to medicine - nursing and therapeutic radiography.

Paperback, 240 Pages

Published: September 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07239-0

Contents


  • Section 1 - Managing a Patient with Cancer

    1. Principles of surgery

    2. Principles of radiotherapy

    3. Principles of chemotherapy

    4. Palliative care

    5. Screening

    6. Consent to treatment

    7. Complementary therapy

    8. Patient support groups and information


    Section 2 - Managing Specific Tumours

    9. GI

    10. Breast

    11. Urology

    12. Gynaecology

    13. Head and neck

    14. Skin

    15. Lung

    16. CNS

    17. Bone

    18. Soft tissue sarcomas

    19. Paediatrics - solid tumours

    20. Haematology - malignancy

    21. Cancer of unknown primary site

    22. AIDS-related cancer


    Section 3 - Problems in practice

    23. Alopecia

    24. Ascites

    25. Carcinoid syndrome

    26. Cardiomyopathy

    27. Constipation

    28. Diarrhoea

    29. Haemorrhagic cystitis

    30. Infertility and contraception

    31. Mucositis

    32. Nausea and vomiting

    33. Neuropathy

    34. Nutrition

    35. Opportunistic infections

    36. Pain

    37. Pleural effusion

    38. Radiation enteritis

    39. Secondary malignancy

    40. Syndrome of inappropriate ADH

    41. Stoma management

    42. Thromobcytopenia

    43. Venous access


    Section 4 - Oncological Emergencies

    44. Should you resuscitate?

    45. Septic shock

    46. Bleeding

    47. Cardiac tamponade

    48. Stridor

    49. Superior vena cava obstruction

    50. Spinal cord compression

    51. Raised intracranial pressure

    52. Pulmonary embolus

    53. Acute abdomen

    54. GI obstruction

    55. GI perforation

    56. Hypercalcaemia

    57. Pathological fracture

    58. Acute confusional states

    59. Hyperkalaemia

    60. Ureteric obstruction

    61. Graft v. host disease


    Appendices:

    Commonly used chemotherapy drugs

    WHO performance scale

    Common toxicity criteria

    Criteria of response

    Surface area nomogram

    Dermatomal anatomy

    Drug development and clinical trials

    Incidence and risk

    Names and addresses of patient support groups

    Web sites - clinical information; clinical trials

    Molecular biology and therapy

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