This book serves as a hands-on reference for practitioners specializing in Oncology, General Practitioners, Medical students and Residents, engaged at the point of care or "battleground". The book also bridges the critical gap in clinical knowledge on key elements of multidisciplinary cancer care,focusing on malignant diseases of prevalence in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, a vast and diverse catchment area in which cancer is emerging as a major health challenge on an individual and population-wide basis.
With 55 chapters, divided into 13 sections, this book is organized with a focus on individual diseases that are frequently as well as occasionally encountered in the target geographic locations. The role of multi-disciplinary care, including the role of diagnostic physicians such as pathologists and radiologists as well as treating physicians, including medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists are concisely yet thoroughly discussed. How to care for specific cancer entities, including addressing oncology care priorities when resources may be scarce, are likewise developed in the context of specific diseases.
Written with the help of Frequent writers. World wide specialties from USA. Mexico. Guatemala. Costa Rica. Panama. Brazil. Argentina. Portugal. Italy. Australia. Israel.