Edited by Monica Robotin (Cancer Council NSW, Australia & University of Sydney, Australia), Ian Olver (Cancer Council, Australia), & Afaf Girgis (Cancer Council, Australia)
Ever wondered if your patient's new symptoms are a manifestation of metastatic disease, treatment effects or are altogether unrelated to the cancer diagnosis; whether herbal remedies interact with cancer treatment; when to refer for genetic testing; or how to provide informed advice regarding dietary and lifestyle modifications?
This volume answers these and many other questions, spanning from cancer prevention
to palliative care. Each chapter is comprehensively referenced, to allow the
reader to explore related fields in more detail. The book is unique in summarizing
a large amount of information that is beyond conventional oncology textbooks.
While cancer is treated by multidisciplinary teams of medical oncologists, hematologists,
surgeons and radiation oncologists, other specialists are called upon to treat
symptoms, side effects or other diseases that can occur concurrently with cancer.
In addition to the physical challenges brought about by a cancer diagnosis,
patients and their relatives need sensitive and skilled psychosocial support
throughout the cancer journey. The book brings together specialists from a wide
range of medical, surgical, psychological and supportive specialties, while
keeping the focus on the interdisciplinary management of cancer.
- Cancer Prevention:
- Cancer and the Epidemiologist
- Interdisciplinary Management Issues in Cancer Treatment:
- Beyond Cancer Treatment
- Cancer and the Surgeon
- Cancer and the Physician
- Cancer and the Geneticist
- Surviving Cancer:
- Survivorship Issues
- Cancer, Palliative Care and End of Life Issues
Readership: Practicing medical, surgical and radiation oncologists; hematologists; psychologists; basic and advanced trainees; primary care practitioners; nurses; medical students; and others interested in the field of oncology.