Oncology book cover


An Illustrated Colour Text

This highly illustrated, introductory text on all aspects of oncology is aimed at the non-specialist who needs a factual overview of cancer incidence and treatment. It covers the management of all the major cancers - including lung, breast, GI, gynaecological, genitourinary, etc. - as well as general principles of patient management, the main treatment options for any form of cancer, oncological emergencies and palliative care.

• Medical students • Oncological nurses • Other members of the oncology health care team

Paperback, 128 Pages

Published: February 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10374-2


  • The Oncology patient
    • History and clinical examination
    • Investigations
    • Staging and survival statistics

    Therapeutic options
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiotherapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Surgical oncology

    Breast Cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Carcinoma in situ and early breast cancer
    • Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC)and inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)

    Lung cancer
    • Lung cancer
    • Non-small cell lung cancer
    • Small cell lung cancer
    • Mesothelioma

    Gastrointestinal cancers
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Gastric cancer
    • Oesophageal cancer
    • Anal canal cancer
    • Hepatobiliary malignancies

    Gynaecological cancers
    • Cervical cancer
    • Uterine cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Lower tract gynaecological cancers
    • Gestational trophoblastic disease

    Genitourinary cancers
    • Kidney cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Testisticular cancer
    • Other genitourinary cancers

    Head and neck cancer
    • Head and neck cancer 1
    • Head and neck cancer 2
    • Head and neck cancer 3

    Haematological cancer
    • Acute leukaemia
    • Chronic leukaemia
    • Plasma cell dyscrasias
    • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)
    • Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL)

    Malignancy in childhood
    • Paediatric oncology
    • Primary central nervous system malignancy in children
    • Neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma

    Other sites
    • Skin cancers
    • Endocrine cancer
    • Primary central nervous system cancer in adults
    • Primary bone cancer
    • Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP)

    Oncological emergencies
    • Neutropenic sepsis
    • Spinal cord compression
    • Superior vena cava obstruction
    • Metabolic emergencies

    Palliative care
    • Pain management
    • Specific metatastic conditions
    • End of life issues

    Other topics
    • Cancer genetics
    • Late effects of treatment
    • Pregnancy and cancer
    • Paraneoplastic syndromes
    • Immunosuppression and malignancy
    • Clinical trials
    • Cancer screening

    Additional reading and sources of information


    Subject index


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