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Handbook of Community Cancer Care


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Part I. General Introduction: 1. What causes cancer - aetiology; 2. Healthy lifestyle and the avoidance of cancer; 3. Patterns of cancer occurrence - epidemiology; 4. Cancer in families - genetics; Part II. Diagnosis and Assessment of Cancer: 5. Presentation of symptomatic cancer; 6. Screening for cancer; 7. The tissue diagnosis; 8. Staging of cancer; Part III. Treatment of Cancer: 9. The cancer team and shared care; 10. The treatment of cancer, radical or palliative?; 11. Surgery in the treatment of cancer; 12. Radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer; 13. Chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer; 14. Other medical treatments of cancer; 15. Paramedical disciplines in cancer care; 16. Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer; 17. Supportive care; 18. Assessment of new treatments - clinical trials; 19. Late effects of cancer treatment - the cost of cure; Part IV. Management of Individual Cancers: 20. Breast cancer; 21. Bowel cancer; 22. Lung cancer; 23. Stomach cancer; 24. Oesophageal cancer; 25. Pancreatic cancer; 26. Cancer of the larynx and pharynx; 27. Cancer of the lip and mouth; 28. Sailvary gland cancer; 29. Thyroid cancer; 30. Other head and neck cancers; 31. Cervical carcinoma; 32. Ovarian carcinoma; 33. Other gynaecological malignancy; 34. Skin cancer and melanoma; 35. Prostate cancer; 36. Bladder cancer; 37. Kidney cancer; 38. Testicular tumours; 39. Brain tumours; 40. Leukaemia; 41. The lymphomas; 42. Aids related cancer; 43. Bone sarcomas; 44. Soft tissue sarcomas; 45. A miscellany of rare tumours; Part V. Cancer at Different Ages: 46. Cancer in children; 47. Cancer in adolescents; 48. Cancer in the elderly: Part VI. Palliative Care, Death and Bereavement: 49. Looking after patients with metastatic disease; 50. Management of specific symptoms; 51. Managing intercurrent illness in the patient with cancer; 52. Domicillary terminal care; 53. Hospice care; 54. The dying child; 55. Death at home; 56. Managing bereavement; Part VII. Further Information: 57. Patient support organisations and cancer relief charities; 58. Guide to tumour specific groups and organisations; 59. The cancer research charities; 60. Guide to further reading.

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An authoritative handbook covering the management of all types of cancer.


'It provides an excellent overview with an emphasis on those aspects of care that are of particular importance in the community.' International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter

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