Oral Complications of Cancer and its Management

Oral Complications of Cancer and its Management

by Andrew Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199543585

ISBN-13: 9780199543588

Pub. Date: 05/02/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Oral problems are common in cancer patients. They can be a part of the disease itself; they can develop as a result of treatment; they can accompany other symptoms and present as a comorbidity; and they can even first present after the original disease itself has been cured. Oral symptoms can be complex to treat, both preventing administration of potentially

Overview

Oral problems are common in cancer patients. They can be a part of the disease itself; they can develop as a result of treatment; they can accompany other symptoms and present as a comorbidity; and they can even first present after the original disease itself has been cured. Oral symptoms can be complex to treat, both preventing administration of potentially life-saving treatment, and also directly causing additional life-threatening complications. However, many symptoms can be treated, and lead to tremendous relief of suffering for the patient. Oral complications of cancer and its management is the first book to focus on this unique set of symptoms, and provides an international, multi-professional reference with up to date, evidence-based, clinically relevant advice. It covers topics such as oral anatomy and physiology, oral assessment and oral hygiene, as well as more common oral complications of cancer and its treatment. Surgical, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects are detailed in all of the chapters whilst specific problems are discussed in detail in separate chapters. Other chapters focus on oral infections, and major oral symptoms experienced by patients with cancer. In addition there are chapters addressing the needs of specific groups of patient (e.g. paediatric patients, patients with advanced cancer), and the health economic impact of oral complications.
This book should become the complete reference source for the wide multi-disciplinary team involved in treating the cancer patient with oral problems; this includes oncologists (both medical and clinical), oncology nurses, oral medicine specialists, palliative care physicians and nurses, special care dentists, special care dental nurses/hygienists, and therapy radiographers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199543588
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/02/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface, Sol Silverman
1. Introduction, Andrew Davies & Joel Epstein
2. The oral cavity, Anita Sengupta & Anthony Giles
3. Oral assessment, Mike Brennan & Peter Lockhart
4. Common oral conditions, Katherine Webber & Andrew Davies
5. Pre-treatment screening, Peter Stevenson-Moore, Debbie Saunders & Joel Epstein
6. Oral hygiene measures, Petrina Sweeney & Andrew Davies
7. Oral cancer, Crispian Scully & Jose Bagan
8. Other tumours of the oral cavity, Barbara Murphy, Jill Gilbert & Anderson Collier III
9. Overview of complications of oral surgery, Antonia Kolokythas & Michael Miloro
10. Overview of complications of radiotherapy, Kate Newbold & Kevin Harrington
11. Trismus, Peter Dijkstra & Jan Roodenburg
12. Post-radiation osteonecrosis of the jaws, Fred Spijkervet & Arjan Vissink
13. Overview of complications of systemic chemotherapy, Douglas Peterson & Rajesh Lalla
14. Overview of complications of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Sharon Elad, Judith Raber-Durlacher & Michael Shapira
15. Oral mucositis, Stephen Sonis & Nathaniel Treister
16. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws, James Sciubba and Joel Epstein
17. Oral infections - introduction, Susan Brailsford & David Beighton
18. Oral fungal infections, Lakshman Samaranayake & Mam Sitheeque
19. Oral bacterial infections, Anthony Chow
20. Oral viral infections, Deborah Lockhart & Jeremy Bagg
21. Salivary gland dysfunction, Andrew Davies
22. Taste disturbance, Carla Ripamonti & Fabio Fulfaro
23. Halitosis, Stephen Porter
24. Orofacial pain, Paul Farquhar-Smith & Joel Epstein
25. Miscellaneous problems, Andrew Davies
26. Oral care in paediatric patients, Allesandra Majorana & Fulvio Porta
27. Oral care in geriatric patients, Ira Parker, Joanne Mortimer & Joel Epstein
28. Oral care in advanced cancer patients, Andrew Davies
29. Quality of life and health economics, Jennifer Beaumont, David Cella & Josh Epstein
30. Sources of information, Andrew Davies & Joel Epstein

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