ABC of Lung Cancer. ABC Series

  • ID: 2222401
  • Book
  • 64 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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TheABC of Lung Cancer is a concise, up–to–date evidence–based review of one of the most common cancers in the western world. Written by primary care physicians, cancer nurses and specialists, this book provides a reference for the healthcare professional in caring and treating the lung cancer patient in the most appropriate way.

This new title covers the epidemiology and diagnosis of lung cancer, focusing particularly on primary care issues such as what symptoms require urgent investigation, and when to refer to a specialist. It follows the launch of a UK Lung cancer guideline by NICE and is written by many of the specialists involved in that publication. This is a practical guide for those involved in the care of the lung cancer patient.

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Contributors vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgement viii

1 Epidemiology Risk Factors and Prevention 1Martin Muers Ian Hunt and Jesme Fox

2 Symptoms and Assessment 6Richard Neal and Martin Muers

3 Service Organisation and Guidelines for Referral 11Michael Peake Richard Neal and Andrew Wilcock

4 Diagnosis and Staging 15Fergus Gleeson Mike O Doherty and Tom Treasure

5 Small–Cell Lung Cancer 21Penella Woll Patricia Hunt and Michael Snee

6 Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma 25Carol Tan Fergus Gleeson and Tom Treasure

7 Surgery for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer 29Ian Hunt and Tom Treasure

8 Radiotherapy for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer 36Jeanette Dickson and Michael Snee

9 Combination Therapies for Lung Cancer 40Penella Woll Sally Moore and Ian Hunt

10 Screening for Lung Cancer 44Ian Hunt Fergus Gleeson and Jenny Hill

11 Supportive and Palliative Care 48Andrew Wilcock Richard Neal and Patricia Hunt

Index 53

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Ian Hunt, Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Research fellow on the Lung Cancer Guidelines, Brighton, UK

Martin Muers, Consultant Physician, Respiratory Medicine, Leeds General Infirmary, UK

Tom Treasure, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Centre, Guy′s Hospital, London, UK

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