Oncology. An Illustrated Colour Text

  • ID: 3684922
  • Book
  • 128 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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A highly illustrated, introductory text on all aspects of oncology aimed at the non-specialist who needs a factual overview of cancer incidence and treatment. It covers the management of all the major cancers - including lung, breast, GI, Gynaecological, genitourinary, etc. - as well as general principles of patient management, the main treatment options for any form of cancer, oncological emergencies and palliative care.
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The Oncology patient
. History and clinical examination
. Investigations
. Staging and survival statistics

Therapeutic options
. Chemotherapy
. Radiotherapy
. Targeted therapy
. Surgical oncology

Breast Cancer
. Breast cancer
. Carcinoma in situ and early breast cancer
. Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC)and inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)

Lung cancer
. Lung cancer
. Non-small cell lung cancer
. Small cell lung cancer
. Mesothelioma

Gastrointestinal cancers
. Colorectal cancer
. Gastric cancer
. Oesophageal cancer
. Anal canal cancer
. Hepatobiliary malignancies

Gynaecological cancers
. Cervical cancer
. Uterine cancer
. Ovarian cancer
. Lower tract gynaecological cancers
. Gestational trophoblastic disease

Genitourinary cancers
. Kidney cancer
. Prostate cancer
. Testisticular cancer
. Other genitourinary cancers

Head and neck cancer
. Head and neck cancer 1
. Head and neck cancer 2
. Head and neck cancer 3

Haematological cancer
. Acute leukaemia
. Chronic leukaemia
. Plasma cell dyscrasias
. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)
. Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL)

Malignancy in childhood
. Paediatric oncology
. Primary central nervous system malignancy in children
. Neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma

Other sites
. Skin cancers
. Endocrine cancer
. Primary central nervous system cancer in adults
. Primary bone cancer
. Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP)

Oncological emergencies
. Neutropenic sepsis
. Spinal cord compression
. Superior vena cava obstruction
. Metabolic emergencies

Palliative care
. Pain management
. Specific metatastic conditions
. End of life issues

Other topics
. Cancer genetics
. Late effects of treatment
. Pregnancy and cancer
. Paraneoplastic syndromes
. Immunosuppression and malignancy
. Clinical trials
. Cancer screening

Additional reading and sources of information


Subject index
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McArdle, Orla Specialist Registrar in Radiation Oncology, St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

O'Mahony, Deirdre Medical Oncologist, HOPE Directorate, St James' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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