The treatment of patients who have advanced cancer presents a special set of problems: not only does the cancer itself need to be treated, but the chemotherapy involved can often induce physical problems of its own. Psychiatric problems and palliative care come to the forefront of a physician's concerns. This timely handbook aims to be a concise and practical reference for all oncologists who are responsible for the care of patients with advanced cancer.
Treatment of advanced cancer. Surgery in advanced cancer. Radiotherapy in advanced cancer.
Anti-cancer drug treatment. Palliative care in advanced cancer. Definitions of palliative care.
How to integrate medical oncology and palliative medicine. Gastrointestinal problems.
Metabolic problems. Respiratory problems. Genitourinary problems. Neurological problems.
Psychiatric problems. Pain. Dermatological problems. Other problems. Geriatric patients with advanced cancer. Appendix