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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 21-25
  4. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 27-37
  5. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 39-46
  6. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 47-51
  7. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 53-78
  8. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 79-96
  9. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 97-104
  10. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 105-107
  11. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 109-115
  12. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 117-123
  13. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 125-132
  14. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 133-136
  15. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 137-144
  16. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 145-154
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    Pages 155-164
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    Pages 165-172
  19. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 173-189
  20. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 191-206
  21. Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
    Pages 207-212
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book

Introduction

This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine.

The introduction of new radiation therapy techniques such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiation therapy has reduced normal tissue doses and, accordingly, treatment complications. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of patients still experience acute side effects, in part because the threshold doses for these toxicities are typically lower than those for late effects. Acute toxicities may lead to interruption of treatment and be associated with an increase in late damage. A swift and effective response is therefore essential. This book will enable the reader to provide effective care for each side effect, thereby improving patient compliance with treatment and treatment outcomes.

Keywords

Radiotherapy Cancer Normal Tissue Damage Acute Side Effects Nursing Toxicity Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Ainaz Sourati
    • 1
  • Ahmad Ameri
    • 2
  • Mona Malekzadeh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical OncologyImam Hossein Educational Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU)TehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Clinical OncologyImam Hossein Educational Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU)TehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Radiotherapy and OncologyShohadaye Tajrish Educational Hospital Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU)TehranIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55950-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55949-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55950-6
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