Medical Care of Cancer Patients

Medical Care of Cancer Patients

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This comprehensive text addresses the broad spectrum of acute and chronic internal medicine disorders that occur in cancer patients and cancer survivors as side-effects of the disease itself, or from treatment regimens. The authors cover non-oncologic aspects of internal medicine such as anorexia, obesity, bone loss, diabetes, depression, pain, fatigue, congestive heart failure, skin disorders and pneumonia. This book is conceived as a companion to standard internal medicine and oncology texts - a comprehensive reference resource for internists caring for cancer patients and oncologists in practice. The text is extensively indexed for easy access and retrieval of information.With the development of highly effective antiemetics such as the 5-HT, antagonists, the opposite pattern is now seen: there is often complete ... The NCCN guidelines recommend that for multiple-day chemotherapy regimens, a 5- HT, receptor antagonist be administered ... high-risk category (agt;90% risk), MASCC and ASCO guidelines recommend prophylaxis with 5-HT, antagonists plus dexamethasone.

Title:Medical Care of Cancer Patients
Author:Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, Carmen P. Escalante, Robert F. Gagel
Publisher:PMPH-USA - 2009


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