Oncology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443103742


1st Edition

An Illustrated Colour Text

Authors: Orla McArdle Deirdre O'Mahony
Paperback ISBN: 9780443103742
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 22nd February 2008
Page Count: 128

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Table of Contents

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


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.


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About the Authors

Orla McArdle Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Registrar in Radiation Oncology, St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Deirdre O'Mahony Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Oncologist, HOPE Directorate, St James' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland