Publisher: OUP Oxford, Oxford University Press
(Oxford Desk Reference Series) 2nd Edition
by Thankamma Ajithkumar (Author), Ann Barrett (Author), Helen Hatcher (Author), Sarah Jane Jefferies (Author)
This easy-to-read, practical guide distils and compiles all the disparate literature on cancer into one succinct volume. It includes the essential, evidence-based clinical guidelines needed for the safe and effective management of patients with cancer, and has a clear layout to allow for quick reference whilst on the ward.
All aspects of cancer and its management are covered, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. The text begins by outlining the clinical approach to suspected cancer and the principles of multidisciplinary prevention and management. It then progresses through site-specific cancer management, including head and neck, CNS, thoracic, breast, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system, female genital system, skin, musculoskeletal system, haemopoietic system, and endocrine. Later chapters cover oncological emergencies and acute oncology, and special situations such as cancer in younger and older people, and pregnancy and fertility.
The guide also offers information about coping with the lifestyle and social issues that may arise with a diagnosis of cancer, such as insurance, travel and support, and includes a chapter dedicated to palliative care for the cancer patient. A unique appendix of clinical management flowcharts assists fast, appropriate decision-making.