Supportive Care in Radiotherapy

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Sara Faithfull
  • Mary Wells
    • Print ISBN 9780443064869

    Table of Contents

    The context of radiotherapy care. Challenges to radiotherapy today. The treatment trajectory. After treatment is over. The radiobiological basis of radiation side effects. Assessing the impact of radiotherapy Fatigue with radiotherapy. Radiation skin reactions. Pain and breathing problemsOropharyngeal effects of radiotherapy. The effects of radiotherapy on nutritional status. Urinary symptoms and radiotherapy. Gastrointestinal effects of radiotherapy. Late toxicity: neurological and brachial plexus injury. Lymphoedema. Sexuality and fertility . Body image.Late toxicity: bone problems. Other late effects. The future of supportive care in radiotherapy. Index.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    418
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2003
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443064869

    About the authors

    Sara Faithfull

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer in Cancer Care, The Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care Studies, Institute of Cancer Research Sutton, Surrey, UK

    Mary Wells

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Research Fellow, Dundee Teaching Hospital, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK