Cancer Treatment Handbook: The Chemotherapy handbook

Overview

The "Cancer Treatment Handbook" provides a detailed compendium of cancer treatment for all malignant disease for the practising clinician and is a comprehensive up-to-date guide that is applicable to cancer across the continents. It provides information about the principles of treatment, suggests recommended regimens for the treatment of individual diseases, and gives the practising clinician guidelines for the management of the complications and toxicities of cancer treatment. It is entirely up to date and has ...
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Overview

The "Cancer Treatment Handbook" provides a detailed compendium of cancer treatment for all malignant disease for the practising clinician and is a comprehensive up-to-date guide that is applicable to cancer across the continents. It provides information about the principles of treatment, suggests recommended regimens for the treatment of individual diseases, and gives the practising clinician guidelines for the management of the complications and toxicities of cancer treatment. It is entirely up to date and has evolved over a number of years, so that the content is reliable and consistent. The book provides an instant guide for the practice of oncology, detailing treatment regimens and management practice. As a result, a clinician will have to hand an instant guide to the practical management of oncology patients on a day-to-day basis. With such a book, the clinician will be able to apply best principles of practice in the treatment of cancer, and to also refer to this book in order to be able to deal with the complications of treatment.The market is worldwide. Cancer does not differ in its form or its treatment throughout the world. This book is primarily of value to practising oncologists. However, in its general aspects, it will allow the practising physician to obtain an idea of what is the correct management for the patients that s/he will refer on to oncologists for treatment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846289309
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

Jonathan Waxman is a Professor of Oncology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He has developed new treatments for cancer, which are now part of standard practice. He is the author of around 300 research papers and chapters, and of eleven books on cancer. He directs a laboratory research group comprising 20 scientists. He has raised funds for the building of the Hammersmith Cancer Centre whose spirit aims to combine the best of conventional and alternative therapies. In 1996 he founded The Prostate Cancer Charity, the first United Kingdom national organisation promoting research and patient support for this condition. The Charity currently raises £3.2 million per annum and employs 33 people. In 1998 he helped establish an All Party Parliamentary Group to improve cancer treatment and rationalise cancer research throughout the UK. He is a published novelist and author of a Law textbook.
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Table of Contents

SYMPTOM CONTROL / MEDICAL PROBLEMS.-Anaphylaxis guidelines.-Antibiotics - Neutropenic sepsis (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Non neutropenic sepsis.-Prophylaxis prools.-Carotid artery rupture (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Constipation.-Diarrhoea – chemotherapy induced.-Epoetin guidelines.-Extravasation of chemotherapy.-GCSF guidelines.-Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Nausea and vomiting – Chemotherapy induced.-Nausea and vomiting – Radiotherapy induced.-Nausea and vomiting – Palliative Care.-Mucositis .-Mouth care products.-Mucous membranes.-Decoating agents.-Protecting agents.-Topical steroids.-Bleeding problems.-Drug antidotes.-Pain.-Saliva problems.-Oral infections.-Pain management.-Pleural effusions – respiratory medicine, talc pleurosis.-Spinal cord compression (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Superior vena cava obstruction (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-. PRESCRIBING AND ADMINISTRATION OF CHEMOTHERAPY.-Responsibilities.-Who can prescribe chemotherapy.-Off list prescribing.-Conditions to be fulfilled before chemotherapy.-Sperm banking / oocyte storage.-Informed consent.-Nurse counselling oral chemo.-Tests necessary before chemotherapy.-Full blood count.-Urea and electrolytes.-Tests for specific drugs.-Dose modifications.-Okaying / delaying chemotherapy.-Pharmacy reconstitution.-Administration.-Discharge letters / information for GPs.-CHEMOTHERAPY REGIMENS.-Breast cancer.-CNS tumours.-GI cancers .-Colorectal.-Hepto-Pancreatic-Biliary.-Oesophago-Gastric.-Genito-urinary tumours.-Bladder.-Prostate.-Renal cell.-Germ cell tumours.-Gestational trophoblastic disease.-Gynaecological cancers.-Head and neck cancer.-Lung cancer.-Non small cell.-Small cell.-Lymphoma.-Melanoma.-PBSC mobilisation (see lymphoma section).-. INDIVIDUAL CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS Toxicities, modifications, pre-chemo tests and monitoring.-. INDEX.-

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