Cancer in Primary Care: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cancer in Primary Care

1st Edition

Edited by Martin E. Gore, Douglas Russell

CRC Press

336 pages | 36 Color Illus. | 100 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781901865264
pub: 2003-09-26

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Edited by an expert in primary care and an expert in oncology, with input from specialists in oncology, surgery, and palliative care, Cancer in Primary Care profiles each of the major types of cancer in adults and children. Bringing together the different and complementary experiences of oncologists and primary care physicians, the book provides an up-to-date overview of the management of patients with cancer.

Covering risk factors, epidemiology, and demographic data and including comments on diagnostic and screening issues, the book contains discussions of management options and reviews therapy choices along with their prognostic implications. Numerous tables, charts, and diagrams support the concise text, with key points summarized in highlighted panels, making the information easily accessible. Each section concludes with up-to-date information on current research, on-going trials, and contact details for support groups for patients and their families. This practical and easy to use resource supplies the information required for the day-to-day management of cancer patients.


'The data are up-to-date … and for the most part presented in colourful and graphic format. I liked the chapter on managing side effects of cancer therapy, compressing a lot of data into a short readable essay.' - Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

'This book is recommended for hospital and other medical libraries in the UK.' - E-STREAMS

Table of Contents


Cancer Services and Primary Care, D. Russell and M. Gore

Organization of Cancer Services, D. Russell

Organization of Palliative Care Services, D. Russell and G. Tranter


Cancer Symptoms and Their Management, K. Broadley

Psychological Aspects of Cancer in Primary Care, D. Russell

Managing Side-Effects of Cancer Therapy, K. Gregory and A. Tutt


Cancer Prevention, D. Russell and G.R. Davies

Heredity and Cancer, G. Mitchell and R. Eeles

Screening for Cancer, J. Melia and S. Moss

Hormones and Cancer, I. Boeddinghaus, S. Johnston, and M. Dowsett

Mechanisms of Cancer Therapy, I. Judson and G. Ross


Lung Cancer, K. Gregory and M. O'Brien

Breast Cancer, K. Gregory and I. Smith

Gastrointestinal Cancer, K. Sumpter and D. Cunningham

Prostate Cancer, C. Nutting and D. Dearnaley

Bladder Cancer, P. Wells and R. Huddart

Renal Cell Cancer, A. Webb and M. Gore

Germ Cell Tumours of Testis, P. Wells and D. Dearnaley

Cancer of the Endometrium, Cervix, Vulva and Vagina, K. Razvi and P. Blake

Ovarian Cancer, I. Jacons and M. Gore

Leukaemia and Myeloma, B. Sirohi and R. Powles

Lymphoma, N. Maisey and D. Cunningham

Skin Cancer and Melanoma, L. Fearfield, A. Stevenson, C. Bunker, M. Thomas, and M. Gore

Sarcomas, I. Judson and C. Harmer

Head and Neck, and Thyroid Cancer, P. Rhys Evans and C. Harmer

Neuro-oncology, M. Brada

Children's Cancer, A. Norton, K. Pritchard-Jones, and M. Patel

HIV-Associated Cancer, C. Boshoff


Interpreting Data and Evidence, D. Russell

Sources of Information and Support for Cancer Patients, V. Speechley

Glossary, A. Webb


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Oncology