Treatment of Cancer Fifth Edition

Treatment of Cancer Fifth Edition

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Since the first edition was published in 1982, Treatment of Cancer has become a standard text for postgraduate physicians in the UK and beyond, providing all information necessary for modern cancer management in one comprehensive but accessible volume. By inviting experts from a number of disciplines to share their knowledge, the editors have succeeded in delivering a truly integrated approach to the care of the patient with cancer. This fifth edition adopts the successful structure of previous editions, whilst being thoroughly revised and updated, and with several completely new chapters, covering important topics such as drug development, cancer prevention, and economics of cancer care, as well as treatments such as radioimmunotherapy, biological therapies and antibody therapy. Part One considers the scientific basis and fundamental principles underlying cancer treatment and examines the likely developments that will occur over the next decade at the leading edge of oncology. Part Two is divided into two sections; the first covering general issues of cancer management, including planning techniques, concomitent chemoradiotherapy, surgical oncology and palliative care; and the second using a system-based approach to cover the clinical aspects and management plans for the whole spectrum of malignant disease. Treatment of Cancer surpasses other oncology texts in condensing the essential information for exemplary cancer care into one readable and accessible guide, and will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of the busy oncologist in training or in practice.A long-acting SSRI such as fluoxetene may be preferable to a short-acting one, to avoid a withdrawal syndrome in the ... But if it is diagnosed independently, or does not respond to a sedating antidepressant, benzodiazepines are safe and effective. ... They may even feel their cancer is a punishment for living an evil life. ... Staff should always ask, as sensitively as possible, either the patient or a relative what they would like done during the dying period and also immediately after death.

Title:Treatment of Cancer Fifth Edition
Author:Pat Price, Karol Sikora, Tim Illidge
Publisher:CRC Press - 2008-05-30


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