Lung Cancer is the most common cause of cancer death and cancer symptoms. The ABC of Lung Cancer is a much needed reference for those treating and caring for patients with lung cancer such as primary care doctors, specialist cancer nurses, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers and other health care professionals. This new title in the ABC series covers the epidemiology and diagnosis of lung cancer, focusing particularly on primary care issues such as what symptoms require urgent investigation, and when to refer to a specialist. This is a practical guide for all those involved in the care of the lung cancer patient, as well as patients and their families and carers.
Ian Hunt , Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Research fellow on the Lung Cancer Guidelines, Brighton, UK Martin Muers, Consultant Physician, Respiratory Medicine, Leeds General Infirmary, UK Tom Treasure, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Centre, Guy's Hospital, London, UK
Contributors. 1. Epidemiology, risk factors and prevention. 2. Symptoms and assessment. 3. Service organisation and guidelines for referral. 4. Diagnosis and Staging. 5. Small Cell Lung Cancer. 6. Malignant pleural Mesothelioma. 7. Surgery for non-small cell lung cancer. 8. Radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. 9. Combination Therapies for NSCL Cancer. 10. Screening for lung cancer. 11. Supportive and Palliative Care. Index.