Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy / Edition 1

Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy / Edition 1

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Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy / Edition 1

This book focuses on functional treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients from the perspective of experts from around the world in medical and allied health fields. Recent advances in management strategies are presented as they relate to functional preservation and quality of life. Clinical and research knowledge is organized in an approachable manner by means of short chapters, key point tables, and high-quality illustrations and graphics. This method of presentation is very effective for busy clinical practitioners and researchers. Information is provided on site-specific epidemiology and treatment outcome, the impact of different treatment techniques and toxicities on quality of life, and the relationship of toxicity prevention, rehabilitation, and supportive care to quality of life after treatment, Among literature on the treatment of head and neck cancer, this book is unique because of the outstanding list of contributors and the specific focus on functional preservation and quality of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540732310
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 07/28/2009
Series: Medical Radiology / Radiation Oncology Series
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 329
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Epidemiology and Treatment Outcome 1

1 Oral Cavity Cancer Weining (Ken) Zhen 3

2 Oropharynx: Epidemiology and Treatment Outcome Edith Filion Quynh-Thu Le 15

3 Hypopharynx Gregory M. Richards Paul M. Harari 31

4 Laryngeal Cancer: Epidemiology and Treatment Outcomes William M. Mendenhall Russell W. Hinerman Robert J. Amdur Mikahail Vaysberg John W. Werning 43

5 Nasopharynx Anne W.M. Lee Rebecca M.W. Yeung Wai Tong NG 57

6 Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Claus Andrup Kristensen 75

7 Salivary Glands and Quality of Life Chris Terhaard 89

8 Head and Neck Sarcomas and Lymphomas Brian O'Sullivan Jonathan Irish Richard Tsang 103

9 Thyroid Cancer Li Ning Herbert Chen Rebecca S. Sippel 117

10 Cervical Lymph Node Metastases from Unknown Primary Tumors Cai Grau 125

Treatment Techniques with Potential Impact on QOL 133

11 Dysphagia-Related Quality of Life of Patients with Cancer in the Oropharynx: An Advantage for Brachytherapy? Peter C. Levendag Peter van Rooij David N. Teguh Inge Noever Peter Voet Henrie van der Est Paul I.M. Schmitz 135

12 Improving the Quality of Life of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer by Highly Conformal Radiotherapy Avraham Eisbruch 145

13 Advantages of Proton Beam Therapy in Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy Annie W. Chan Norbert Liebsch Alexei Trofimov 155

14 Target Definition and Delineation CT/MRI/PET-Guided Targets Xavier Geets Vincent Grégoire 163

15 Advanced Techniques for Setup Precision and Tracking Wolfgang A. Tomé 175

16 Adaptive Image-Guided Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer Ulrik Vindelev Elstroem Cai Grau 183

17 Improving Form and Function Through SurgicalCare in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Greg Hartig Scott Chaiet 191

18 The Contribution of Chemotheraphy Michalis V. Karamouzis Michael K. Gibson Athanassios Argiris 203

19 Contributions of Targeted Agents Deric L. Wheeler Tien Hoang Paul M. Harari 215

Toxicity, Quality of Life, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Supportive Care 225

20 Late Radiation-Induced Side Effects Johannes A. Langendijk Hendricus P. Bijl 227

21 Head and Neck Cancer Quality of Life Instruments Marcy A. List 243

22 Measuring and Reporting Toxicity Kenneth Jensen Cai Grau 251

23 Effects of Radiotherapy on Swallowing Function: Evaluation, Treatment and Patient-Reported Outcomes Molly Knigge Rachael Kammer Nadine P. Connor 259

24 Dental Prophylaxis and Care Pamela Sandow 269

25 Smoking Cessation Douglas E. Jorenby 277

26 Supportive Therapy Including Nutrition J&ophi;rgen Johansen J&ophi;rn Herrstedt 287

27 Communication and Palliative Care in Head and Neck Cancer Toby C. Campbell James F. Cleary 299

28 Organized Head and Neck Cancer Care Peggy A. Wiederholt 307

Subject Index 317

List of Contributors 321

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