ABC of Cancer Care is a practical primary care guide to help health professionals better inform their patients, manage and recognize the common complications of cancers and their treatment, and understand the rationale and implications of decisions made in secondary and tertiary care.
It provides coverage of the diagnosis, management, treatment and on–going surveillance of common cancers within the multidisciplinary context of primary care. Individual chapters assess the different treatment options, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and examine their possible side effects. The contribution of clinical trials and new advances in cancer treatment including biological and targeted therapies, robotic surgery and advanced radiotherapy techniques are all described. Other aspects of cancer care, from nursing support and nutrition to psychological care and survivorship, are also covered.
Edited by a specialist and general practitioner team, with multidisciplinary contributors, ABC of Cancer Care is ideal for general practitioners, practice nurses, cancer care nurses, medical students, and all healthcare professionals treating and supporting cancer patients.
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1 Multidisciplinary Care 1Richard Simcock
2 Cancer Imaging 5Guy Burkill and Adrian K.P. Lim
3 Surgery 10Daniel Richard Leff and Richard Simcock
4 Surgery for Metastatic Disease 15Timothy W.R. Briggs Elizabeth J. Gillott Lewis W. Thorne and Long R. Jiao
5 Chemotherapy 20Catherine Harper–Wynne and Catherine M. Kelly
6 Toxicities of Chemotherapy 26Sacha Jon Howell Alison Jones and Colin R. James
7 Radiotherapy 30Alastair Thomson and Mark Beresford
8 Toxicities of Radiotherapy 34Russell Burcombe Jonathan Hicks and Richard Simcock
9 Endocrine Therapy 39Carlo Palmieri Matthew Flook and Duncan C. Gilbert
10 Biological and Targeted Therapies 44Ruth E. Board Jennifer W. Pang Carlo Palmieri and Suzy Cleator
11 Trials in Cancer Care 50Evandro de Azambuja David Cameron and Janet E. Brown
12 Oncological Emergencies 55Thomas E. Newsom–Davis and Mohammed Rizwanullah
13 Cancer in the Elderly 61Alistair Ring and Juliet E. Wright
14 Nutrition 64Mhairi Donald
15 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Patients 69Richard Simcock and Sarah Cavilla
16 Specialist Nursing Care 74Clare Sullivan Beverley Longhurst Amelia Cook Elizabeth Bowman and Jean Rodell
17 Cancer Survivorship 78Esther Bird Amy Guppy and Carlo Palmieri