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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Claudia A. MacKaron, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: With text and photos, this book provides an understanding of the oral complications of cancer, its treatment and outcomes.
Purpose: It serves as a resource for the many oral complications of cancer and its treatment, with the goal of facilitating the most appropriate care of the patient. The contributors are international authorities in their specialties and provide a practical reference.
Audience: The book is written for practitioners caring for patients facing treatment for and complications of cancer.
Features: Topics range from the basic physiology of the oral cavity to cancers of the oral space, treatments, and complications of systemic chemotherapy agents and radiation. Chapters are conveniently organized into features and management and include photos, drawings, and tables/boxes full of information. The photos are particularly helpful for understanding and assessing patients.
Assessment: I have found this book, with its many photos and assessment descriptions, valuable in the scope of my practice working with oncology patients. An important asset of this book is the international authorship that brings with it unique experience and practice.