Authored by some of the world's leading cancer experts from wide ranging disciplines including oncology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and radiology, and originally published as a section in Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice (A(c) 2009 Demos Medical Publishing) this compact volume provides authoritative state-of-the-art primer level overviews of the various cancer types, their evaluation, and treatment. Every aspect of oncology is covered with clear, up-to-date descriptions of the general principles and concepts fundamental to attaining a clinical appreciation of the foundations of cancer care. Each chapter is concise but highlights the basic tenets health care professionals working with cancer patients need to know to understand the diseases and current treatment options. To facilitate review, Key Points are boxed in each chapter to summarize important clinical information and concepts at a glance. This book represents a synthesis of information from some of the top physicians in oncology that is not as easily accessed anywhere else.