Ever wondered if your patient's new symptoms are a manifestation of metastatic disease, treatment effects or are altogether unrelated to the cancer diagnosis; whether herbal remedies interact with cancer treatment; when to refer for genetic testing; or how to provide informed advice regarding dietary and lifestyle modifications?This volume answers these and many other questions, spanning from cancer prevention to palliative care. Each chapter is comprehensively referenced, to allow the reader to explore related fields in more detail. The book is unique in summarizing a large amount of information that is beyond conventional oncology textbooks. While cancer is treated by multidisciplinary teams of medical oncologists, hematologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists, other specialists are called upon to treat symptoms, side effects or other diseases that can occur concurrently with cancer. In addition to the physical challenges brought about by a cancer diagnosis, patients and their relatives need sensitive and skilled psychosocial support throughout the cancer journey. The book brings together specialists from a wide range of medical, surgical, psychological and supportive specialties, while keeping the focus on the interdisciplinary management of cancer.
How Effective Are Smoking Cessation Interventions? (N Zwar); Diet and Cancer - The Evidence (B Armstrong & V Flood); Diagnostic Dilemmas Post-Chemotherapy Treatment (I Olver); Managing Cancer in Pregnancy (K-A Phillips & B Kiely); What Matters Most to Patients and Carers? (K Sundquist & M Robotin); Neurosurgical Emergencies in Cancer Patients (M Dexter); Cancer and the Esophageal Surgeon (D Watson); Perioperative Management of Patients with Upper GI Cancers (R Smith); Cancer and the Orthopedic Surgeon (V Lewis); Managing Post-Treatment Lymphedema (N Piller); Cancer and the Dentist/Oral Surgeon (M Shifter); Cancer and the ENT/Faciomaxillary Surgeon (C Palme); Hematological Issues in Cancer Care (I Prosser & P Crispin); Cancer and the Heart: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (L Thomas & D Richards); Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults (D Thomas & L Orme); The Role of the GP in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (M Jiwa); Genetic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility: How and When? (J Kirk); Hereditary Mutations and Cancer Management (R Ward & A Trainer); Nutritional Challenges in Cancer Patients (J Read & J Bauer); The Use of CAMs: Implications for Clinicians (S Clarke & A McLaughlin); Using Dietary Supplements by Cancer Patients (K Chapman et al.); Survivorship - Key Issues (A Girgis); Psychosocial Wellbeing of Survivors (J Turner et al.); Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Challenges (L Ashton et al.); End-of-Life Care - Key Issues (D Currow & A Girgis); The GP and Palliative Care (P Mercer); Spiritual and Existential Issues at the End of Life (B Rumbold); and other papers.