ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Presents a systematic review of diagnostic and therapeutic advances
in oral cancer
· Offers an essential practical guide to the management of oral cancer patients with difficult treatment problems
· Shares valuable insights into the multiple valid management approaches to oral cancer
Oral cancer is frequently diagnosed late, when the disease has advanced with lesions that are large and deeply invasive and with metastasis to regional lymph nodes, leading to increased mortality. Moreover, late diagnosis and treatment often result in considerable morbidity of oral and maxillofacial structures and poor appearance and function following therapy. This book provides head and neck oncologists, oral oncologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, medical oncologists, dentists and other members of dental teams furnishing supportive care with a systematic review of recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances in oral cancer. The various authoritative chapters are prepared by specialists who are active leaders in each basic and clinical field. All chapters address individual and collective issues that arise in managing oral cancer patients with difficult treatment problems and provide insight into the multiple valid management approaches available. The authors offer an extensive source of information about oral cancers and encourage the clinician to be flexible and innovative, giving physicians and medical personnel the background information to make the best, educated, responsible decisions for individual patients.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Cancer diagnosis - Cancer therapy - Head and neck cancer - Maxillofacial cancer
Related subjects » Dentistry - Oncology & Hematology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.- Epidemiology of the Oral Cancer 2.- Pathology of the Oral Cancer 3.- Molecular Biology of the Oral Cancer I 4.- Molecular Biology of the Oral Cancer II 5.- Oral Precancerous Lesions 6.- Imaging and Classification of Staging 7.- Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis 8.- Surgical Approaches to the Oral Cavity I 9.- Surgical Approaches to the Oral Cavity II 10.- Management of the Neck 11.- Reconstructive Surgery: Lip, Buccal Mucosa, Tongue 12.- Reconstructive Surgery: Mandible, Maxilla 13.- Prosthetic Restoration for the Oral Cancer Patients 14.- Radiotherapy I 15.- Radiotherapy II 16.- Radiotherapy III 17.- Chemotherapy I 18.- Chemotherapy II 19.- Chemotherapy III 20.- Complications of Treatment, Prevention, and Management 21.- Oral and Dental Health Care 22.- Dental Treatment, Planning and Management 23.- Speech and Swallowing Following Treatment for Oral 24.- QOL Management for Oral Cancer Patients 25.- Best Supportive Care for the Oral Cancer Patients.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Editor's affiliation: Dr. Tadaaki Kirita; Nara Medical University Dr. Ken Omura; Tokyo Medical and Dental University.