ESMO Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

Raphael Catane, Nathan Cherny, Marianne Kloke, Stephan Tanneberger, Dirk Schrijvers

December 15, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 288 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415375306 - CAT# DU5304
Series: European Society for Medical Oncology Handbooks

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The treatment of patients with advanced cancer presents a special set of problems. The cancer itself poses significant challenges related to treatment, and the chemotherapy involved can often induce its own set of issues. In these difficult cases, psychiatric problems and palliative care often come to the forefront of a physician's concerns. The book examines these and other issues, including metabolic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, genitourinary, dermatological, and neurological problems that occur in advanced cancer cases. The book also addresses the unique problems of geriatric patients.