Supportive Care in Radiotherapy

1st Edition

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  • 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