Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

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Michael J. Fisch, Eduardo Bruera
Cambridge University Press, 27 mar 2003 - 510
Patients with advanced cancer increasingly receive end-of-life care from a variety of non-specialist physicians and nurses. However, there is no comprehensive source of information available to these professionals at a level between specialist oncology texts and nursing texts. To remedy this, two eminent physicians from one of the world's foremost cancer centers have drawn together a remarkable team to provide a handbook which covers the full range of problems non-specialists will encounter, covering general principles in oncology, the primary tumors, and management of specific symptoms and syndromes.
 

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Principles of diagnosis and staging
3
Principles of palliative chemotherapy
12
Principles of palliative surgery
22
ABCs of clinical trials
40
Principles of palliative nursing
51
Ethics of decision making towards the end of life
58
Breaking bad news
70
The use of complementaryalternative medicine
88
Adult soft tissue sarcoma
267
Primary brain tumors
289
Hodgkins and nonHodgkins lymphoma
308
Multiple myeloma
331
Assessment of pain
341
Difficult pain management problems 355
357
Fatigue
374
Delirium
390

Practical aspects of home care
108
Pastoral care
123
Breast cancer
150
Prostate cancer
171
Anal cancer
190
Head and neck cancer
207
Kidney cancer
217
endometrial and cervical carcinoma
235
Unknown primary site cancer
254
the heat is on
408
Hypercalcemia of malignancy
426
Wound care of the advanced cancer patient
439
Infections in patients with advanced cancer
444
Bowel obstruction
460
Meningeal cancer
477
Chronic nausea
491
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Michael J. Fisch, M.D., MPH is Chair of the Department of General Oncology in the Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Fisch is a national leader in symptom management and survivorship care. His research and clinical work in this area focuses on the assessment and management of patients with complex symptom problems from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, during survivorship and at the end of life. As medical director of the M. D. Anderson Community Clinical Oncology Program Research Base, Dr Fisch also oversees a network of M. D. Anderson managed clinical trials aimed at cancer control, prevention and therapy implemented and conducted efficiently in a community environment.

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