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Overview

Lisa M. Deangelis and Jerome B. Posner

in Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195366747
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195366747.003.0001

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

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Neuro-oncology is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of (1) primary central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms, (2) metastatic and nonmetastatic neurologic complications of cancers that originate outside of the nervous system (called here systemic cancers), and (3) symptoms associated with cancer that have nervous system implications, for example, pain and fatigue. This book primarily addresses the second aspect, that is, neurologic complications of systemic cancer. Where appropriate, some comments, figures, and case illustrations that apply to primary nervous system tumors are provided, and a chapter is devoted to symptoms, of cancer such as pain, fatigue, seizures, and other symptoms that require care to improve quality of life (see Chapter 4).

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Subjects: Neurology

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