- Exhaustively covers all the clinical and therapeutic aspects of pelvic cancer pain
- Devotes special attention to new therapeutic perspectives
- Treats topics starting from the basic concepts, ensuring that the text is usable even by non-expert readers
This book focuses on the features of pelvic pain in the different cancer diseases, the pain assessment tools, as well as the pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Pelvic cancer pain is a common and debilitating symptom, and pain control is a one among the main therapeutic goals throughout the duration of the disease. Because pelvic cancer pain due to primitive cancer, recurrence or metastasis is a complex clinical pathology, no single technique is often guaranteed to produce a complete pain relief. Thus, there are many treatment options, but in most cases a correct approach to pain control should be provided by a multidisciplinary team under the responsibility of a pain specialist coordinating several professionals. This book will aid several figures of practitioners, like anesthesiologists, oncologists or surgeons, in making the correct decisions in individual patients affected by cancer pain due to pelvic diseases.
Marco Cascella, MD, PhD, works in the Department of Anesthesia, Cardiology and Endoscopy at the National Cancer Institute, Fondazione “G. Pascale” – IRCCS, Naples, Italy, where he has responsibility for anesthesia in high-complexity surgery. He is also Professor of Physiology on the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques at the Faculty of Medicine, University “Federico II”, Naples. Dr. Cascella graduated in Medicine and Surgery with honors in 1997 at the Second University of Naples and then undertook postgraduate studies in anesthesia and intensive care, gaining his doctorate in 2001. Dr. Cascella acts as an editorial board member for the SM Journal of Anesthesia and The American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT).
Arturo Cuomo, MD, is Head of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at the National Cancer Institute, Fondazione “G. Pascale” – IRCCS, Naples, Italy. Dr. Cuomo graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery in 1981 at the University “Federico II”, Naples and undertook postgraduate studies in anaesthesia and intensive care. Dr. Cuomo is a recognized international expert in pain management. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences and conventions, some of which he himself organized, and is the author of about 90 scientific publications, book chapters, etc. in the fields of anesthesia, pathophysiology, treatment of pain, oncology, and palliative care.