Nutrition and Cancer / Edition 1

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The role of nutrition in cancer treatments should not be underestimated; within a clinical setting, carefully considered nutritional options can help to control cachexia, the patient's ability to cope with treatments such as chemotherapy and the ability to recover from invasive surgery. Edited by Dr Clare Shaw, Head of Rehabilitation Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Nutrition and Cancer Care takes an unrivalled look at this prevalent disease, offering the reader:
• A practical guide to good nutrition and dietetic practice in cancer care
• A detailed look at nutritional options for different diagnostic groups and disease states
• Contributions from a wide range of cancer specialists An excellent resource for dietitans, clinical nutritionists, doctors, nurses and other health professionals working with cancer patients this book is also a fascinating reference for students and researchers with an interest in the area.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Melissa R. Mason, RN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This well-researched guide describes the nutritional challenges that cancer patients face and the etiology of these challenges. It provides thorough guidance to clinicians in helping patients maintain and improve their nutritional status.
Purpose: The authors aim to describe the nutritional issues cancer patients face before, during, and after cancer treatment. Additionally, they would like to help readers obtain an in-depth understanding of the adverse effects of compromised nutritional status and methods to provide nutritional support based on research and expert opinion. These worthy objectives are met in this helpful book, which comprehensively summarizes the challenges of managing the nutritional demands of cancer patients.
Audience: The book is written for dietitians, doctors, and nurses, among other healthcare professionals. This is an excellent resource for all of these disciplines, as it can guide the identification of high-risk patients and facilitate their referral to dietitians and other appropriate healthcare professionals to address nutrition-related problems.
Features: This exhaustive book explores the range of nutritional issues in cancer patients related to diagnosis as well as treatment modality. It offers methods of screening and assessment of patients at nutritional risk as well as research and expert-opinion based interventions for assisting cancer patients in maintaining and improving their nutritional status before, during, and after treatment. The first half of the book presents information common to all cancer types, while the latter half delves into the nutrition-related problems associated with specific cancer types. Throughout, charts succinctly summarize key points and current research. The only shortcoming is the lack of information regarding the role of dietary factors in cancer prevention, although this could be the subject of a separate book.
Assessment: This is a thoroughly researched and detailed guide for clinicians on the range of nutrition-related problems in cancer patients and appropriate interventions. It is comparable to Nutritional Issues in Cancer Care, Kogut and Luthringer (Oncology Nursing Society, 2005), but it is more comprehensive and up to date.
From the Publisher
"This is a thoroughly researched and detailed guide for clinicians on the range of nutrition-related problems in cancer patients and appropriate interventions.  It is comparable to Nutritional Issues in Cancer Care, Kogut and Luthringer (Oncology Nursing Society, 2005), but it is more comprehensive and up to date." (Doody's, 26 August 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405190428
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Clare Shaw, Consultant Dietitian and Head of Rehabilitation Research, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Fulham Road, London

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Table of Contents



1 Cancer in the twenty-first century (Natalie Doyle and Clare Shaw).

2 Cancer and nutritional status (Alessandro Laviano, Isabella Preziosa and Filippo Rossi Fanelli).

3 Treatment of cancer (Sanjay Popat).

4 Effect of malnutrition on cancer patients (Louise Henry).

5 Nutrition screening(Sian Lewis).

6 Nutritional requirements of patients with cancer (C. Elizabeth Weekes).

7 The psychosocial influences of food choices made by cancer patients(Lucy Eldridge).

8 Nutritional support for the cancer patient (Clare Shaw and Jane Power).

9 Late effects of cancer treatment in adult patients(Jervoise Andreyev).

10 Nutrition and palliative care (Clare Shaw).

11 Head and neck cancer(Bella Talwar).

12 Nutrition in upper gastrointestinal cancer (Saira Chowdhury and Orla Hynes).

13 Cancers of the lower gastrointestinal tract 255 (Jane Power).

14 Gynaecological cancer (Mhairi Donald).

15 Haemato-oncology (Gayle Black).

16 Paediatric oncology (Evelyn Ward).

17 Nutrition and breast cancer (Barbara Parry).

18 Nutritional management in prostate cancer (Kathryn Parr).

19 Lung cancer (Cherry Vickery).


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