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TitleSupportive Care in Cancer Therapy [electronic resource] / edited by Donald J. Higby
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1983
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Descript XV, 335 p. online resource


Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general oncoยญ logy textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often prelimiยญ nary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals frequently publish good indepth reviews of cancer topics, and published symposium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by dividยญ ing the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more


1. Bacterial infections in neutropenic patients -- 2. Fungal infections in the immunocompromised host -- 3. Platelet transfusion therapy for patients with cancer -- 4. Granulocyte transfusion therapy -- 5. Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy -- 6. Nutritional/metabolic support: parenteral and enteral -- 7. Problems in surgical oncology: the surgical approach to recurrent and metastatic cancer -- 8. Oral complications of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy -- 9. Hematopoietic dysfunction resulting from antineoplastic therapy: current concepts and potential for management -- 10. Medical management of chronic pain caused by cancer -- 11. Psychological adjustment in the mastectomy patient -- 12. Enterostomal therapy: supportive care for the cancer patient -- 13. Care for adolescent oncology patients -- 14. The care of the terminal patient -- 15. Religion as supportive care

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