Ruth Picardie died from complications following the misdiagnosis of breast cancer in September 1997. Her column in "The Observer" recorded the progress of her illness and her feelings about living with terminal cancer. This work brings together these pieces, Ruth's e-mail correspondence with friends, and selected letters from readers.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men. The average male stands a one in five chance of developing prostate cancer in his lifetime. This guide answers the many questions that those at risk from prostate cancer will have.
Contains information needed for making a good living with cancer and with its miserable symptoms and side effects. Starting with why cancer pain is still an everyday tragedy despite modern medical techniques proven effective in almost every case, this work gives suggestions for coping with the practical problems of dealing with cancer pain.
Providing a background to the physics of external beam radiotherapy, this book is a guide to the use of external beam radiotherapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and planning, and then developing this by individual sites.
Based on the internationally acclaimed Core Curriculum for a Post-Registration Course in Cancer Nursing developed by the European Oncology Nursing Society. This title covers the key areas nurses caring for patients in this specialty need to consider. It provides scientific, psychological and sociological information necessary for nurses.
Written by the Association of Paediatric Oncology Nurses, this third edition examines the foundations, treatments, and supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. It highlights the differences in child and adolescent cancer and treatment. It also addresses professional practice issues such as interdisciplinary collaboration, and more.
A team of experts in oncology and cancer care propose a template for improved services that can be used by any professional involved in the planning and delivery of acute oncology care around the world.
This new educational resource provides an overview of the latest progress in developing precision oncology, plus a ground breaking collection of case studies ("Problems") showing precision oncology in practice. It includes a clear, readable summary of developments, providing a valuable update for all involved in the oncology community.
* Overview of current thinking and clinical practice in care of the older cancer patient * Combined authorship of oncology and geriatrics specialists from three centres of excellence * Case studies providing practical, evidence-based advice * Champions patient-centred care * Provides point of care reference
People benefit from integrated health and social care with the patient at the heart. Key aspects are examined and best practice and evidence are presented in a series of case studies, in this first guide for cancer physicians and allied professionals. This guidebook is also designed to support community health and care workers.
This is a multidisciplinary review including the latest developments in cancer immunotherapy from over 70 experts and leaders. It provides a hands-on, practical guide to immunotherapy for hospital and community teams, GPs and allied care professionals.
This work brings together contributions on end of life choices from experienced professionals from oncology disciplines, palliative care, law, nurses and professions allied to medicine. The collection contributes to thinking about how to support and care for cancer patients at the end of their lives.
Addresses the impact of treatment on the individual and the issues facing health carers who provide clinical and supportive care. This title integrates key aspects of assessment, physical and psychosocial morbidity and toxicity management, placing these in the physical, psychosocial and organisational context in which they occur.
Shortly before his 44th birthday, John Diamond received a call from the doctor who had removed a lump from his neck. Having been assured for the previous 2 years that this was a benign cyst, Diamond was told that it was cancerous. This is the story of Diamond's life with, and without, a lump.
Drawing on comparative fieldwork in the UK, Pakistan and Australia, this book provides an assessment of pathways and access to CAM and how it is used in health practice and by individuals with cancer. It gives fresh insights into how differing health and societal structures influence the use complementary and alternative medicine.
Explains how to approach integrated care in a way that combines Chinese herbal medicine with Western medicine to enhance and improve medical care for patients with cancer. Each chapter covers a different type of cancer, introducing the conventional medical understanding of that cancer, including its etiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
Gives information and advice to help you deal with the common problems faced by carers of cancer patients. This guide deals with pain, physical symptoms, psychological problems, death and bereavement. It adopts a unique approach to encourage the carer to work with the patient, doctors and nurses to achieve realistic and mutually agreed outcomes.
This book clearly and succinctly provides the facts that those treating and caring for patients with UBC will need to know. It is a concise guide to clinical practice for family physicians, specialist nurses, and junior doctors.
This practical guide to clinical consultation in oncology has been extensively revised and updated. It reflects recent advances in oncology with particular emphasis on new therapies and the emergence of immunotherapy as a real modality.
The third edition features a new chapter on recognition, prevention, and remediation of burnout in pediatric oncology staff members, while throughout the book, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect the impact of new antibiotic agents, new antiemetics, and new approaches to pain management.
Offers guidance on wound management in a practical and easily accessible format. This work gives an introduction to wound healing and assessment, which is followed by the management of specific wound types and a detailed chapter on wound management products. It also features evidence-based outlines for the management of wounds in cancer care.
A textbook for undergraduate and graduate biology students as well as medical students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer. It presents the principles of cancer biology in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. It provides insights into the aspects of immunology, developmental biology, and neurobiology.
Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book can help you with all these concerns.
Covers various principles of rational chemotherapy, the chemotherapeutic and biotherapeutic agents available, the treatment of specific cancers, and selected aspects of supportive care. This book emphasises on the indications, dosage/schedule, potential toxicities, and safe administration of the drugs and their use in treating malignancies.