This book is a practical guide to clinical oncology covering primary and secondary prevention of common cancers, the impact of histopathology on cancer management, and the role of current and futuristic imaging techniques and their impact on treatment planning.
Divided into 68 sections, the first chapters provide an overview of cancer and oncology, discussing geographic variations, imaging, markers, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, diagnosis and surgical treatment.
The following sections cover the diagnosis and treatment of numerous different types of cancer encountered in all anatomical regions of the body. The final chapters examine pain management, and palliative care and quality of life in advanced cancer. A chapter on cancer control in developing countries is also included.
Comprehensive guide to clinical oncology
Covers diagnosis and treatment of numerous different types of cancer
Includes chapter on palliative care and quality of life in advanced cancer
180 clinical photographs, illustrations and tables
Praful Desai MS FRCS FACS Senior Surgical Oncologist, Former Director and Chief of Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
CANCER-Reflections from the Past Surgical Oncology-an Overview Geographic Variations in Frequency and Incidence-A Global Perspective Primary and Secondary Prevention of Common Cancers The Changing Face of Surgical Pathology Current and Futuristic Imaging Techniques-Impact on Treatment Planning in Oncology Role of Nuclear Medicine in Oncology Tumor Markers in Cancer-Therapeutic Impact Cancer Chemotherapy-Future Perspectives Radiotherapy-Prospects and Retrospect Hormonal Dependence of Malignant Cells Genetics and Cancer Nanotechnology in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: A New Frontier Translational Research in Oncology The Impact of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Oncology Towards the Future of Minimal Access Surgery (MAS)-A Personal Perspective Oral Pre-malignant Lesions Oral Cancers Cancer of the Larynx Cancer of the Pharynx Salivary Gland Cancer Cancer of the Thyroid Tumors of the Parathyroid Gland The Metastatic Neck The Role of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy in Digestive Tract Malignancies Carcinoma of the Oesophagus Stomach Cancer Tumors of the Small Bowel Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anal Canal Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST) Hepatic Malignancies Biliary Malignancies Pancreatic Malignancies Breast Cancer Ovarian Cancer Carcinoma of the Cervix Endometrial Cancer Lung Cancer Mediastinal Tumors Chest Wall Tumors Tumors of the Adrenal Gland Renal Cell Carcinoma Prostate Cancer Bladder Cancer Testicular Tumors Stoma Care Neuroendocrine Tumors Bone Tumors and Soft Tissue Sarcomas Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Management of Skeletal Metastasis Management of Primary Brain Tumors Management of Brain Metastasis Metastatic Cancers from an Unknown Primary Site Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Oncology Reconstructive Surgery in Oncology Emergencies in Oncology Paediatric Oncology - A Journey from Nihilism to Cautious Optimism Lymphomas in Children Adult Lymphoma Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) - Problems, Challenges and Opportunities General Principles in Oncologic Anaesthesia Cancer Pain Management Palliative Care and Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer Microbial Pathogens and Infection Control in Oncology Cancer Control in Developing Countries The Future - Cure, Control or Peaceful Coexistence? The Conquest of Mortality - Science, Medicine and Technology's Final Destination?