ABC of Colorectal Cancer. 2nd Edition. ABC Series

  • ID: 2222607
  • Book
  • 88 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Colorectal cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in which prevention, screening and early detection are vital. Beginning with the patient perspective and following the patient pathway, this new second edition covers epidemiology and prevention, screening programmes, decision support networks, the role of primary care, and supportive care for patients with colorectal cancer.

The ABC of Colorectal Cancer provides the core knowledge on clinical genetics, diagnosis, imaging, therapy and surgery options and the latest evidence based guidelines for treating and managing colorectal cancer patients within the multidisciplinary team. Highly illustrated and accessible, it covers the full spectrum of the disease to provide the basis to make a real difference to clinical management.

This is an invaluable practical guide for the non–specialist on all aspects of colorectal cancer, and is ideal for general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

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Contributors, vii

Preface, ix

1 The Patient Perspective 1Kevin Bond

2 Epidemiology and Prevention 4Peter Boyle, Patrick Mullie, Maria Paula Curado and David Zaridze

3 Pathways of Carcinogenesis 8Michael Christie and Oliver Sieber

4 Clinical Genetics in the Management of Colon Cancer 13Kai Ren Ong, Vicky Bowyer and Trevor Cole

5 Screening for Colorectal Cancer 19Julietta Patnick and Wendy S. Atkin

6 Decision Support Networks 22Matthew Kelly, Mark Austin and Sir Michael Brady

7 Pathology of Colorectal Cance, 26Mohammad Ilyas

8 Imaging of Colorectal Cancer 31Andrew Slater

9 The Role of Primary Care 36Sue Wilson and Richard Hobbs

10 Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer 40Andrew Weaver

11 Surgical Interventions 44Shazad Ashraf and Neil Mortensen

12 Adjuvant Therapy 48Zenia Saridaki–Zoras and David Kerr

13 Treatment of Advanced Disease 52David Watkins and David Cunningham

14 Innovative Treatment for Colorectal Cancer 58Joanne L. Brady and David Kerr

15 Supportive Care for Patients with Colorectal Cancer 63Pauline McCulloch and Annie Young

16 Follow–up 69John Primrose

Index 74

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Annie M. Young
Richard Hobbs
David J. Kerr
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