1st Edition

Cancer Supportive Care
Advances in Therapeutic Strategies

ISBN 9781420052893
Published April 14, 2008 by CRC Press
416 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

USD $270.00

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Book Description

Written with a broader perspective and knowledge, Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in Therapeutic Strategies presents state-of-the-art management options for the full range of symptoms, toxicities, and complications experienced by cancer patients. In addition to "bread and butter" topics such as pain control and nausea and vomiting, the book contains unique, ground-breaking discussions of symptom measurement, the role of growth factors, and late effects and cancer survivorship.

Written by key opinion leaders in the field, Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in Therapeutic Strategies:

  • assembles and synthesizes state-of-the-art information into one convenient resource, helping busy clinicians learn the most effective supportive care strategies available
  • discusses emerging therapies and approaches
  • covers topics not included in other cancer supportive care books, such as measurement of symptoms, growth factors, thromboembolism, skeletal complications, fatigue, the elderly cancer patient, cancer survivorship, and alternative and integrative therapies

Table of Contents

Measuring Patient Symptoms and Quality of Life. Management of Fatigue. Anemia and Erythroid Growth Factors. Neutropenia and Its Complications. Infectious Complications and Antibiotics. Management of Fungal Infections in Cancer Patients. Myeloid Growth Factors. Thrombocytopenia and Thrombopoietic Growth Factors. Venous Thromboembolism and Anticoagulation. Mucositis and Epidermal Growth Factors. Diarrhea and Constipation. Skeletal Complications: Bone Metabolism and Novel targeted Agents. Skeletal Complications: Bisphosphonates. Supportive Care of the Elderly Cancer Patient. Late Effects and Cancer Survivorship. Pain Control and Analgesics. Psychological Issues: Depression and Anxiety. End-Of-Life Care. Risk Prediction for Chemotherapy Associated Toxicities in Patients Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy.

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