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Genitourinary symptoms

Pippa Hawley

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0135
Genitourinary symptoms

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This chapter examines case studies to display the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to assess and manage genitourinary symptoms. It takes as its starting point several questions such as: How to further assess Mrs M. C., a sixty-three-year-old woman who has been diagnosed two years previously with carcinoma of the cervix after reporting heavy vaginal bleeding? What problems might Mrs M.C. develop as her cancer progresses, and how should they be dealt with? How to approach the management of ureteric obstruction? What are the four types of urinary incontinence, and how do they relate to the anatomy and physiology of urinary function?

Keywords: palliative care; ureteric obstruction; patient care; cancer patients; urinary incontinence

Chapter.  5121 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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