Concise Clinical Oncology, 1e

Concise Clinical Oncology, 1e

ISBN: 9780750688369
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2005-06-17
Number of pages: 320
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Cancer will affect at least one in three of the population. CONCISE CLINICAL ONCOLOGY gives an accurate, reader-friendly overview of the modern management of cancer in the UK. The book contains appendices with information on radiation tolerance of normal tissues, an a-z of commonly used chemotherapy drugs, useful cancer-related websites, and definitions of performance status.Part One introduces the challenge that the cancer problem poses to the NHS, and then goes on to describe the general principles of modern oncology, including basic cancer biology, pathology, surgery, radiotherapy, systemic therapy, radiology, palliative care, clinical trials and screening.Part Two is an A-Z of chapters on individual cancers. Each chapter contains sections on background information (including epidemiology, pathology and prognosis), presentation, diagnosis and staging, management, future perspectives and problems in advanced disease (related to the specific cancer type).Part Three concentrates on more general complications in cancer and the main oncology emergencies.

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