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Palliative interventions

Jessica Masterson, Michael J. Fisch and Nizar M. Tannir

in Renal Cancer

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199562312
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607402 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562312.003.0008

Series: Oxford Oncology Library

Palliative interventions

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• Inoperable and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma is clinically challenging • Pain from local tumour burden and metastatic disease is the most common prevailing symptom • Paraneoplastic and vascular complications are a source of significant morbidity for patients • Novel targeted therapies and immunotherapy for advanced disease have unique toxicity profiles • Proper assessment and palliative management of pain and symptoms in advanced disease improves the patient’s quality of life.

Chapter.  3039 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Oncology

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