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Cancer and Its Management

Cancer and Its Management - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-1405126366

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ISBN13: 978-1405126366
ISBN10: 1405126361
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Cancer and Its Management - 5TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405126366

Souhami

ISBN13: 978-1405126366
ISBN10: 1405126361
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Highly acclaimed comprehensive and practical text covering the principles and practice of the management of cancer WHY BUY THIS BOOK? * Includes up-to-date information on the most recent techniques and therapies available * Comprehensive and practical reference source of both common and rarer forms of cancer * Highlights frequent dilemmas and difficulties encountered during cancer management * Covers controversial topics including screening, genetic testing, prevention and AIDS-related cancers * Provides the reader with fundamental knowledge about oncogenes, epidemiology and staging, through to basic actions of different treatment modalities This book is exactly what was needed. All in all, this book is destined to become a classic. The Lancet ......should be compulsory reading for all would-be cancer specialists. The authors' discussion of controversial topics...is excellent. British Medical Journal '' This is, without exaggeration, the book when it comes to Cancer. ... All in all, the Cancer Bible.'' Microscope (Nottingham University Medical School Gazette)

Author Bio

Robert Souhami is Director of Policy and Communication at Cancer Research UK.

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

The modern management of cancer: an introductory note

Epidemiology, cure, treatment trials and screening

Biology of cancer

Staging of tumours

Radiotherapy

Systemic treatment for cancer

Supportive care and symptom relief

Medical problems and radiotherapy emergencies

Paraneoplastic syndromes

0 Cancer of the head and neck

1 Brain and spinal cord

2 Tumours of the lung and mediastinum

3 Breast cancer

4 Cancer of the oesophagus and stomach

5 Cancer of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas

6 Tumours of the small and large bowel

7 Gynaecological cancer

8 Genitourinary cancer

9 Testicular cancer

0 Thyroid and adrenal cancer

1 Cancer from an unknown primary site

2 Skin cancer

3 Bone and soft-tissue sarcomas

4 Paediatric malignancies

5 Hodgkin's disease

6 Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas

7 Myeloma and other paraproteinaemias

8 Leukaemia

Appendix

Index

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