1st Edition

Cancer in Primary Care

ISBN 9781901865264
Published September 26, 2003 by CRC Press
336 Pages - 36 Color & 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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'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