Oncology for Palliative Medicine
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Oncology for Palliative Medicine by Peter J. Hoskin
Book DescriptionConsultants and nurses in palliative medicine who do not have a background in oncology need to know about the different types of cancer to be able to deal with palliation in these patients. The new edition of this popular book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of cancer management aimed at palliative care professionals. To aid understanding in the specialty, the format of the book has been thoroughly revised to include numerous tables, figures, algorithms, case histories and key points to ensure that it will prove an invaluable, practical guide to oncology for all health care professionals involved in the care of patients with malignant disease. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the management of malignant disease from the perspective of palliative medicine. The pathology, diagnosis and management of individual tumour sites are described with an emphasis on the symptoms produced in advanced disease and the place of oncological treatment in their management. Introductory chapters present the principles of oncological management and later chapters address specific symptoms from the viewpoint of their pathophysiology and management. Each chapter is enhanced by typical case histories and patient journeys.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192628114
(240mm x 167mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter J. Hoskin
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External Beam Therapy, Paperback (August 2012)
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Radiotherapy in Practice - Brachytherapy, Paperback (January 2011)
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Radiotherapy in Practice - Imaging, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Peter J. Hoskin
Imaging is a critical component of the management of patients having radiotherapy. This book covers the basic principles of the main imaging modalities; site specific chapters give best practice for individual tumour sites, and it also contains information on radioprotection and regulatory issues.
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