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Cancer
     

Cancer

by Ki Shin
 

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Designed for the busy practitioner, Cancer provides succinct coverage of the assessment and treatment of a multitude of rehabilitation issues as they uniquely affect cancer patients. Broken into four sections with 66 alphabetically arranged topics, this go-to reference addresses the key concerns in cancer rehabilitation ranging from basic principles,

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Designed for the busy practitioner, Cancer provides succinct coverage of the assessment and treatment of a multitude of rehabilitation issues as they uniquely affect cancer patients. Broken into four sections with 66 alphabetically arranged topics, this go-to reference addresses the key concerns in cancer rehabilitation ranging from basic principles, exercise, and therapy interventions to acupuncture, massage, and end-of-life care. Primary conditions covered include bone marrow transplant, brain disease and tumors, hematologic cancer, metastatic bone disease, neurofibromatosis, and spinal cord compression. The largest section of the book is devoted to the myriad disease or treatment-related symptoms and medical issues endemic in the cancer population such as pain, anemia, anorexia, cognitive dysfunction, chemotherapy-related problems and radiation effects, lymphedema, fatigue, malnutrition, sleep disorders, spasticity, and much more.

Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints and suggested readings.

All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference titles provide:

  • Consistent Approach and Organization√õat-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts they need instantly
  • Concise Coverage--of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics
  • Fast Answers to Clinical Questions--diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice
  • Hands-on Practical Guidance--for all types of interventions and therapies
  • Multi-Specialty Perspective--ensures issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed
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Reviewer: Samman Shahpar, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: Part of the Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference series, this book focuses on the key elements of the wide ranging topics in the field of cancer rehabilitation.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise summary of the many issues and treatment options clinicians may consider when assessing cancer patients. This is a worthy objective given the increasing number of cancer survivors and their need for rehabilitation services.
Audience: Rehabilitation clinicians are the intended audience. The book is appropriate for readers in all stages of education and practice, including students, residents, and those already in practice who may not have extensive experience treating cancer patients.
Features: This book covers the majority of issues that a rehabilitation clinician may encounter when assessing a cancer patient, including the approach, the evaluation, and impairments unique to this population. Despite covering an extensive range of topics, the book does not overburden readers with information. The structure of the chapters with bulleted information enables a quick and easy read on a particular topic.
Assessment: There are larger encyclopedia type references that cover similar topics, but I am not aware of another book that succinctly covers the extensive range of topics unique to cancer rehabilitation. I will be recommending this book to students, residents, and colleagues as an introduction to the rehabilitation evaluation and treatment of cancer patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936287048
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/2013
Series:
Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

MD, Associate Professor and Section Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

As head of MD Anderson's cancer rehabilitation division (probably the most mature such program in the country) and a sought-after speaker and researcher, Dr. Shin is uniquely qualified to edit this volume and will bring in a strong multi-disciplinary group of contributors.

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