ABC of Cancer Care is a practical primary care guide to help health professionals better inform their patients, manage and recognize the common complications of cancers and their treatment, and understand the rationale and implications of decisions made in secondary and tertiary care. It provides coverage of the diagnosis, management, treatment and on-going surveillance of common cancers within the multidisciplinary context of primary care. Individual chapters assess the different treatment options, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and examine their possible side effects. The contribution of clinical trials and new advances in cancer treatment including biological and targeted therapies, robotic surgery and advanced radiotherapy techniques are all described. Other aspects of cancer care, from nursing support and nutrition to psychological care and survivorship, are also covered. Edited by a specialist and general practitioner team, with multidisciplinary contributors, ABC of Cancer Care is ideal for general practitioners, practice nurses, cancer care nurses, medical students, and all healthcare professionals treating and supporting cancer patients.
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Carlo Palmieri, University of Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool University Hospital and The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool, UK Esther Bird, General Practitioner, Brighton, UK Richard Simcock, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
List of Contributors vii Preface xi Acknowledgements xiii 1 Multidisciplinary Care 1 Richard Simcock 2 Cancer Imaging 5 Guy Burkill and Adrian K.P. Lim 3 Surgery 10 Daniel Richard Leff and Richard Simcock 4 Surgery for Metastatic Disease 15 Timothy W.R. Briggs Elizabeth J. Gillott Lewis W. Thorne and Long R. Jiao 5 Chemotherapy 20 Catherine Harper-Wynne and Catherine M. Kelly 6 Toxicities of Chemotherapy 26 Sacha Jon Howell Alison Jones and Colin R. James 7 Radiotherapy 30 Alastair Thomson and Mark Beresford 8 Toxicities of Radiotherapy 34 Russell Burcombe Jonathan Hicks and Richard Simcock 9 Endocrine Therapy 39 Carlo Palmieri Matthew Flook and Duncan C. Gilbert 10 Biological and Targeted Therapies 44 Ruth E. Board Jennifer W. Pang Carlo Palmieri and Suzy Cleator 11 Trials in Cancer Care 50 Evandro de Azambuja David Cameron and Janet E. Brown 12 Oncological Emergencies 55 Thomas E. Newsom-Davis and Mohammed Rizwanullah 13 Cancer in the Elderly 61 Alistair Ring and Juliet E. Wright 14 Nutrition 64 Mhairi Donald 15 Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Patients 69 Richard Simcock and Sarah Cavilla 16 Specialist Nursing Care 74 Clare Sullivan Beverley Longhurst Amelia Cook Elizabeth Bowman and Jean Rodell 17 Cancer Survivorship 78 Esther Bird Amy Guppy and Carlo Palmieri Index 83