M.D. Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook (LWW Handbooks)

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Written by surgical oncology fellows at the renowned M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, this unique handbook offers instant access to the facts you need to develop effective surgical management plans for your patients with cancer. Ideal as a clinical resource and as a study aid for the general surgery boards, the guide contains essential information on the diagnosis, staging, and clinical management of solid tumors treated in surgical practice. To help guide clinical decision-making, you'll also discover coverage of ...
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Overview

Written by surgical oncology fellows at the renowned M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, this unique handbook offers instant access to the facts you need to develop effective surgical management plans for your patients with cancer. Ideal as a clinical resource and as a study aid for the general surgery boards, the guide contains essential information on the diagnosis, staging, and clinical management of solid tumors treated in surgical practice. To help guide clinical decision-making, you'll also discover coverage of the indications, risks, and benefits of adjuvant chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, and more.

THIS HANDS-ON RESOURCE PROVIDES:

  • Skill-building facts to enhance your effectiveness as part of the cancer care team.
  • Complete diagnostic and treatment options that let you tailor your approach to the specific management of each patient's cancer.
  • Strategies for counseling cancer patients to help you deliver compassionate care and address individual quality-of-life issues.
  • Objective discussions of current controversies and alternative therapies that keep you current on the latest issues and treatments.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Chapters on basic science and the treatment of tumors of unknown primary origin
  • Updated information on new treatments and procedures
  • Lymphatic mapping for breast cancer and melanoma
  • Hyperthermic isolated limb profusion for extremity melanoma and sarcoma
  • Cryosurgery for liver tumors
  • New advances in treatment.

"...written by surgical oncology fellows and faculty at the world-renowned M.D.Anderson Cancer Center...thoroughly updated with the most current patient management recommend- ations and includes a new chapter on basic science."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781715812
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Series: LWW Handbooks
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 552

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributing Authors
1 Noninvasive Breast Cancer 1
2 Invasive Breast Cancer 13
3 Melanoma 38
4 Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer 69
5 Bone and Soft-Tissue Sarcoma 77
6 Carcinoma of the Head and Neck 93
7 Thoracic Malignancies 109
8 Esophageal Carcinoma 130
9 Gastric Carcinoma 139
10 Small-Bowel Malignancies and Carcinoid Tumors 161
11 Cancer of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus 178
12 Hepatobiliary Cancer 223
13 Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma 256
14 Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 275
15 Adrenal Tumors 295
16 Carcinoma of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands 313
17 Hematologic Malignancies and Splenic Tumors 329
18 Metastatic Cancer of Unknown Primary Site 346
19 Genitourinary Cancer 360
20 Gynecologic Cancers 377
21 Oncologic Emergencies 425
22 Biologic Cancer Therapy 447
23 Nutrition in Cancer Patients 478
24 Pharmacotherapy of Cancer 484
Subject Index 499
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2001

    very useful handbook

    As a general surgery resident, I use this book daily. A concise and complete text on the major topics of surgical oncology.

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