Oncology

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Lecture Notes: Oncology is a brand new concise introduction to oncology presenting the essential core knowledge for medical students and nurses who specialise in cancer care. It introduces both the scientific basis as well as the personal and social impacts of cancer.

The book has been divided into three sections. Section 1 provides an introduction and overview to this disease. Section 2 looks at the different common cancers on a regional and system basis of the body. Section 3 ...

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Overview

Lecture Notes: Oncology is a brand new concise introduction to oncology presenting the essential core knowledge for medical students and nurses who specialise in cancer care. It introduces both the scientific basis as well as the personal and social impacts of cancer.

The book has been divided into three sections. Section 1 provides an introduction and overview to this disease. Section 2 looks at the different common cancers on a regional and system basis of the body. Section 3 discusses the fundamentals of oncology treatments and management of patients.

The book contains:

  • Clear illustrations, tables and diagrams
  • Integrated basic science and clinical information
  • Key facts that support the understanding of important information

Lecture Notes: Oncology will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and allied health professionals in the field of cancer care.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It's actually the first time cancer has made any sense - in a well ordered format which makes it easy to follow, the text, key boxes, flow diagrams, pictures and CT scan images all help to guide the reader through this little gem. After the well written introduction to the topic, the cancers are all categorised in separate chapters so it is easy to find exactly what you are after if you are just reading the odd section at a time. This book gets a thumbs up." Black Bag, Bristol University Medical School Gazette

"This book is an overview suitable for all undergraduates with brief descriptions of epidemiology, pathogenesis, presentation and treatment and prognosis in most chapters. There are excellent chapters on the basis of cancer insight into the psychology and social aspects of 'cancer and people' including the effects of cancer care on the doctors. Succinct and well populated with diagrams and photos." Surgo, Glasgow University Medical School Gazette, 78:4

"Aficionados of the Lecture Notes series expecting a core text won't be disappointed with this newest addition. Each of the cancers a medical student needs to be familiar with has an individual chapter dedicated to it. Every chapter includes the necessary information about the epidemiology, presentation and management of that particular cancer - providing a good summary for those doing their oncology placement." QMM Magazine, Birmingham University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405124027
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Lecture Notes Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Waxman is a Professor of Oncology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He is a highly experienced clinician who has developed new treatments for cancer, which are now part of standard practice. He is the author of 250 research papers and chapters, and of eleven books on cancer.

Mark Bower is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oncology and undergraduate oncology curriculum module coordinator at the Imperial College School of Medicine. He is an international opinion leader and authority on HIV-related malignancies. He is also the programme director and educational supervisor for all SpRs on the West London oncology rotation. He wrote and edited the oncology sections of Medical Masterclass, published by Blackwell Publishing for the Royal College of Physicians, London.

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Table of Contents

Contents.

Preface.

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SECTION ONE.

1 What is cancer?.

2 The scientific basis of cancer.

3 The principles of cancer treatment.

4 Cancer and people.

SECTION TWO.

5 Breast cancer.

6 Central nervous system cancers.

7 Gastrointestinal cancers.

8 Oesophageal cancer.

9 Gastric cancer.

10 Hepatobiliary cancer.

11 Pancreatic cancer.

12 Colorectal cancer.

13 Genitourinary cancers.

14 Kidney cancer.

15 Bladder cancer.

16 Prostate cancer.

17 Testis cancer.

18 Gynaecological cancers.

19 Gestational trophoblastic disease.

20 Cervical cancer.

21 Endometrial cancer.

22 Ovarian cancer.

23 Head and neck cancers.

24 Endocrine cancers.

25 Thyroid cancer.

26 Adrenal cancers.

27 Carcinoid tumours.

28 Pituitary cancers.

29 Parathyroid cancers.

30 Thoracic cancers.

31 Lung cancer.

32 Mesothelioma.

33 Haematological cancers.

34 The leukaemias.

35 Hodgkin’s disease.

36 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

37 Myeloma.

38 Skin cancer.

39 Non-melanoma skin tumours.

40 Melanoma.

41 Paediatric solid tumours.

42 Bone cancers and sarcomas.

43 Unknown primary cancer.

44 Immunodeficiency and cancer.

SECTION THREE.

45 Paraneoplastic complications of cancer.

46 Oncological emergencies.

47 End-of-life care.

Index

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