Radiation Oncology for Cure and Palliation - Radiation Oncology (Hardback)Robert G. Parker (author), Nora A. Janjan (author), Michael T. Selch (author), S.M. Mellinkoff (author of preface), L. W. Brady (foreword), H. -P. Heilmann (foreword), M. Molls (foreword)
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Given that treatment with curative intent is possible in only one-half of cancer victims, and that such treatment frequently fails, the majority of patients with cancer will require relief of symptoms and signs caused by their disease. In this book, the specific contribution of radiation therapy to palliation is considered within the context of multidisciplinary management. Individual chapters are devoted to palliative radiation therapy for primary tumours and metastases at different sites. The management of pain is discussed, and chapters are also devoted to end of life care, the management of complications of radiation therapy, and useful medications. This book will prove useful to radiation oncologists and medical students.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 1740 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 17 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.
From the reviews:
"In this book, the specific contribution of radiation therapy to palliation is considered within the context of multidisciplinary management. ... This book will prove useful and interesting not only to radiation oncologists but also to medical students of all ages and to doctors from all disciplines who are concerned with the relief or prevention of suffering in patients with cancer." (Anticancer Research, Vol. 24, 2004)
"The present book is part of the series `Medical Radiology' focusing on radiation oncology. ... The chapters are structured according to diagnosis, prognostic factors, patient management focusing on radiation oncology and treatment. Extensive literature is provided as well. ... the book is a very useful volume for radiologists and oncologists. It provides extensive information not only for specialists in radiooncology, but also for doctors of all disciplines who have to deal with the prevention or relief of suffering in oncology patients." (A. K. Dixon and T. J. Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 15 (6), 2005)
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