This book is a comprehensive guide that will help medical professionals - pediatric oncologists, nurses, pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, radiation oncologists, surgeons - to understand and manage the long-term effects of treatment for childhood and adolescent cancer. The consequences of treatment are described for each organ system, with explanation of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, detection and screening and management. Disease- and organ-based algorithms of care and tables designed to facilitate the assessment of late effects are highlights of the book and will assist in the provision of hands-on care that is up to date and geared to clinical need. Among the other topics addressed are stem cell transplantation, psychological care, legal issues, transition to adulthood and methodological issues in the study of survivorship care.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 436
Weight: 9364 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 3rd ed. 201
"This volume reviews systematically in 24 chapters the sequelae of cancer therapy on all body systems and organs. ... Written by multidisciplinary teams it has many colored photos and tables and references. A textbook highly recommended to pediatric oncologists, endocrinologists, roentgenologists and health teams who care for children after cancer therapy." (Zvi Laron, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 13 (4), June, 2016)
"This book is designed to bring attention to the long-term complications induced by cancer treatments of children. ... The audience includes healthcare professionals in the many disciplines who care for oncology patients -- physicians, nurses, and physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and mental health providers. ... There are many high quality pictures and graphs throughout the book." (Melissa Mason, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2016)