Oncology and palliative care

Max Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy and Jo Wells

in Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234356
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Oncology and 						palliative care

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This chapter covers organization of cancer care, clinical trials, oncological surgery, chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy, types of radiation therapy, managing the side effects of radiotherapy, new developments, common cancers, including patients with lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, gynaecological cancer, upper gastrointestinal tract cancer, cancer of the bladder and ureter, and tumours of the central nervous system, chronic leukaemia and myeloma, palliative care of patients with carcinomatosis of unknown primary site, and investigations.

Chapter.  25537 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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