Oncology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443103742


1st Edition

An Illustrated Colour Text

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


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.

Table of Contents

The Oncology patient
History and clinical examination
Staging and survival statistics

Therapeutic options
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

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 metatas


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About the Author

Orla McArdle

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Deirdre O'Mahony

Affiliations and Expertise

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