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Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

Second edition

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780192628114
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.001.0001
Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Consultants and nurses in palliative medicine who do not have a background in oncology need to know about the different types of cancer to be able to deal with palliation in these patients. The new edition of this book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of cancer management aimed at palliative care professionals. To aid understanding in the specialty, the format of the book has been thoroughly revised to include numerous tables, figures, algorithms, case histories, and key points to ensure that it will prove an invaluable, practical guide to oncology for all health care professionals involved in the care of patients with malignant disease. It provides a comprehensive overview of the management of malignant disease from the perspective of palliative medicine. The pathology, diagnosis, and management of individual tumour sites are described, with an emphasis on the symptoms produced in advanced disease and the place of oncological treatment in their management. Introductory chapters present the principles of oncological management, and later chapters address specific symptoms from the viewpoint of their pathophysiology and management. Each chapter is enhanced by typical case histories and patient journeys.

Keywords: consultants; nurses; palliative medicine; oncology; cancer; palliation; patients; cancer management; palliative care; malignant disease

Book.  388 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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Palliative oncology in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Cancer biology in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Epidemiology and cancer trials in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Principles of radiotherapy in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Lung cancer and mesothelioma in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Colorectal cancer in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Breast cancer in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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Urological cancer in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

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