About this book
The "Cancer Treatment Handbook" provides a detailed compendium of cancer treatment for all malignant disease for the practising clinician and is a comprehensive up-to-date guide that is applicable to cancer across the continents. It provides information about the principles of treatment, suggests recommended regimens for the treatment of individual diseases, and gives the practising clinician guidelines for the management of the complications and toxicities of cancer treatment. It is entirely up to date and has evolved over a number of years, so that the content is reliable and consistent. The book provides an instant guide for the practice of oncology, detailing treatment regimens and management practice. As a result, a clinician will have to hand an instant guide to the practical management of oncology patients on a day-to-day basis. With such a book, the clinician will be able to apply best principles of practice in the treatment of cancer, and to also refer to this book in order to be able to deal with the complications of treatment.The market is worldwide. Cancer does not differ in its form or its treatment throughout the world. This book is primarily of value to practising oncologists. However, in its general aspects, it will allow the practising physician to obtain an idea of what is the correct management for the patients that s/he will refer on to oncologists for treatment.
Oncologists, Oncology Health Professionals
Table of contents
SYMPTOM CONTROL / MEDICAL PROBLEMS.-Anaphylaxis guidelines.-Antibiotics - Neutropenic sepsis (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Non neutropenic sepsis.-Prophylaxis protocols.-Carotid artery rupture (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Constipation.-Diarrhoea – chemotherapy induced.-Epoetin guidelines.-Extravasation of chemotherapy.-GCSF guidelines.-Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Nausea and vomiting – Chemotherapy induced.-Nausea and vomiting – Radiotherapy induced.-Nausea and vomiting – Palliative Care.-Mucositis .-Mouth care products.-Mucous membranes.-Decoating agents.-Protecting agents.-Topical steroids.-Bleeding problems.-Drug antidotes.-Pain.-Saliva problems.-Oral infections.-Pain management.-Pleural effusions – respiratory medicine, talc pleurosis.-Spinal cord compression (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-Superior vena cava obstruction (MEDICAL EMERGENCY).-. PRESCRIBING AND ADMINISTRATION OF CHEMOTHERAPY.-Responsibilities.-Who can prescribe chemotherapy.-Off list prescribing.-Conditions to be fulfilled before chemotherapy.-Sperm banking / oocyte storage.-Informed consent.-Nurse counselling oral chemo.-Tests necessary before chemotherapy.-Full blood count.-Urea and electrolytes.-Tests for specific drugs.-Dose modifications.-Okaying / delaying chemotherapy.-Pharmacy reconstitution.-Administration.-Discharge letters / information for GPs.-CHEMOTHERAPY REGIMENS.-Breast cancer.-CNS tumours.-GI cancers .-Colorectal.-Hepto-Pancreatic-Biliary.-Oesophago-Gastric.-Genito-urinary tumours.-Bladder.-Prostate.-Renal cell.-Germ cell tumours.-Gestational trophoblastic disease.-Gynaecological cancers.-Head and neck cancer.-Lung cancer.-Non small cell.-Small cell.-Lymphoma.-Melanoma.-PBSC mobilisation (see lymphoma section).-. INDIVIDUAL CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS Toxicities, modifications, pre-chemo tests and monitoring.-. INDEX.-