In this ground-breaking book, Dr Colthurst argues that through addressing the emotional needs of patients, their physical condition can improve dramatically. Drawing on his own experience, he explains the medical terms and treatments available, while also providing a wealth of information needed by cancer sufferers and those close to them.
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.
Lung cancer is by far the most common cancer in men and is poised to overtake breast cancer as the most common cancer in women. This revised and updated new edition provides the answers to the questions patients with lung cancer or those involved with them are likely to ask. Addresses of organizations which can provide help and advice is included.
"Complementary" therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy and spiritual healing are now being offered within many oncology and palliative care settings. This book is relevant to all stages of the "cancer journey" and includes a chapter on childhood cancer.
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.
This handbook provides a systematic account of the main areas of cancer nursing practice, covering all aspects of cancer care. It takes the reader from pre-diagnosis, through treatment, to issues of advanced disease and palliative care. It includes cancer biology, genetics and treatments, as well as new targeted and complementary therapies.
Intended for the oncology and medical-surgical nurse, this work features headings in an outline format with narrative text following. The organization of this book is based around a symptom-management approach to oncology nurses. A chapter on pediatric cancers is also included.
Describes the kind of care needed towards the end of life or at any point on what has been called "the cancer journey". This work focuses on the highest quality of life for the person with cancer and includes care of the family before, at and after the death. It is suitable for nurses and others.
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.
Informs primary care clinicians about the way cancer presents to primary care, and how they can select patients for investigation. This work covers the major cancers, and includes chapters on screening, systemic symptoms (which may be present with a number of cancers), and the terms used in cancer epidemiology.
The fact that many cancer patients suffer emotional problems is now widely recognized. This updated guide aims to provide those working in cancer treatment units with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature and management of the psychosocial problems found in patients' reactions to cancer.
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.
Following on from "Your Life in Your Hands", this volume contains comprehensive advice for fighting breast and prostate cancer as well as healthy living and eating for everyone. It covers essential kitchen equipment to weekly menu plans.
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.
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.
Compiled from her own experiences, and conversations with fellow members of the "Cancer Club", Deborah Hutton book is an anthology of supremely practical examples of ways in which friends and family can make a real, substantial difference to the lives of cancer patients.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing various aspects of oncology, this book covers the management of major cancers including lung, breast, GI, Gynaecological, and genitourinary. It also provides coverage of the general principles of patient management, the main treatment options for any form of cancer, oncological emergencies and palliative care.