Gynecologic Cancer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443071423, 9780702036361

Gynecologic Cancer

1st Edition

Controversies in Management

Authors: David Gershenson William McGuire Martin Gore Michael Quinn Gillian Thomas
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443071423
eBook ISBN: 9780702036361
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 19th May 2004
Page Count: 1044


This brand-new reference provides an excellent resource for specialists who deal with cancers of the female reproductive tract. An international group of authors focus on management controversies and present sections on complications of cancer treatment, surgical techniques, and symptom management. Additional coverage addresses the psychological impact of cancer diagnosis, fertility and gynecologic cancer, and quality of life issues.

Key Features

  • Presents a balanced, global perspective of practice through an international team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and gynecologic oncologists.
  • Highlights controversies discussed throughout with a question box at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Features full-chapter coverage devoted to complications of cancer treatment.
  • Presents full-chapter coverage of hot topics in the field including Primary Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Ÿ Urinary Conduits in the Practice of Gynecologic Oncology Ÿ Fertility and Gynecologic Cancer Ÿ Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer Syndromes Ÿ Prevention of Gynecologic Malignancies.

Table of Contents

Cancers of the Vagina, Vulva, and Cervix

1. Epidemiology of Vulvar, Vaginal, and Cervical Cancers
2. Screening, Diagnosis, and Staging of Cervical Cancer
3. Pathology of Vulvar, Vaginal, and Cervical Cancers
4. Molecular Biology of Vulvar, Vaginal, and Cervical Cancers
5. Preinvasive Diseases of the Vulva, Vagina, and Cervix
6. Early Stage Vulvar Cancer
7. Advanced Stage Vulvar Cancer
8. Vaginal Cancer
9. Treatment of Recurrent Vaginal, Vulvar, and Cervical Cancers
10. Microinvasive Cervical Cancer
11. Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix
12. Early Stage Cervical Cancer
13. Late Stage Cervical Cancer

Cancers of the Uterine Corpus

14. Epidemiology of Uterine Cancers
15. Pathology of Uterine Cancers
16. Molecular Biology of Cancers of the Uterine Corpus
17. Screening, Diagnosis, and Staging of Endometrial Cancer
18. Hyperplasias of the Endometrium
19. Management of Early Stage Endometrial Cancer
20. Management of Advanced Endometrial Cancer
21. Treatment of Recurrent Endometrial Cancer: Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, and Radiotherapy
22. Primary Treatment of Uterine Sarcomas
23. Treatment of Recurrent Uterine Sarcomas

Cancers of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneum

24. Epidemiology of Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, and Fallopian Tube Cancers
25. Screening and Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer – High Risk
26. Screening and Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer – General Population
27. Pathology of Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, and Fallopian Tube Cancers
28. Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics of Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, and Fallopian Tube Cancers
29. Primary Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
30. Adjuvant Treatment for Early Stage Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
31. Primary Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
32. Decision Making in the Management of Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
33. Secondary Surgery for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
34. Chemotherapy for Refractory Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
35. Dose Intensity in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
36. Hormonal Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
37. Malignant Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors
38. Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors
39. Ovarian Sarcomas
40. Borderline Ovarian Tumors
41. Peritoneal Cancer
42. Primary Fallopian Tube Cancer

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

43. Epidemiology and Molecular Biology and Genetics of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
44. Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Complications of Cancer Treatment

45. Management of Complications of Surgery
46. Management of Complications of Radiotherapy
47. Management of Complications of Chemotherapy

Surgical Techniques

48. Perioperative Care
49. Lymphatic Mapping of the Female Genital Tract
50. Vaginal Reconstruction in Pelvic Exenteration
51. Urinary Conduits in the Practice of Gynecologic Oncology
52. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers

Symptom Management

53. Pain Control in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer
54. Management of Intestinal Obstruction in the Terminal Patient and Management of Ascites
55. Death and Dying

Life During and After Cancer Treatment: Physical, Psychosocial, and Sexual Health

56.The Gynecologic Cancer Patient and Her Family
57. Sexuality and Gynecologic Cancer
58. Fertility and Gynecologic Cancer
59. Quality of Life in the Gynecologic Cancer Patient
60. Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy


61. Investigational Approaches to the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers
62. Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer Syndromes
63. Tumor Markers in the Diagnosis and Management of Gynecologic Cancers
64. Bioethics
65. Biostatistics and Clinical Trials
66. Prevention of Gynecologic Malignancies
67. Gynecologic Cancer in Pregnancy
68. Melanoma of the Female Genital Tract
69. Interventional Radiology in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers
70. Biologic Therapy of Gynecologic Malignancies
71. Imaging of Gynecologic Malignancies


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About the Author

David Gershenson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor & Chairman, J. Taylor Wharton, MD Distinguished, Chair in Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

William McGuire

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS

Martin Gore

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Michael Quinn

Gillian Thomas