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Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy

  • David S.¬†Ettinger

Part of the Cancer Drug Discovery and Development book series (CDD&D)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jay R. Thomas
    Pages 1-15
  3. John Kosteva*, Corey Langer
    Pages 17-32
  4. Stuart A. Grossman*, Suzanne A. Nesbit
    Pages 33-45
  5. Takao Ohnuma*, James F. Holland
    Pages 47-86
  6. Michael J. Fisch
    Pages 87-107
  7. Jimmie C. Holland*, Yesne Alici-Evcimen
    Pages 139-151
  8. George M. Rodgers*, George M. Rodgers
    Pages 153-163
  9. Jeffrey Crawford
    Pages 165-177
  10. Tara L. Lin*, David S. Ettinger
    Pages 179-192
  11. Nathaniel Treister, Stephen Sonis*
    Pages 193-211
  12. Al B. Benson III, Regina Stein
    Pages 213-225
  13. Debra L. Barton , Aditya Bardia, Charles Loprinzi
    Pages 227-248
  14. Lodovico Balducci
    Pages 249-268
  15. Barrie Cassileth , Jyothirmai Gubili
    Pages 269-277
  16. Sydney Morss Dy
    Pages 279-288
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 289-294

About this book

Introduction

Supportive care of the cancer patient begins with the diagnosis of cancer and terminates with the end of life. The supportive care is for symptoms related to the cancer and/or its treatment; physical, psychosocial and emotional issues associated with the cancer. Patients with cancer, in general, are living longer. Even those with advanced, metastatic disease have an increase in their survival. This, in part, is due to better therapies, novel treatments and the multimodality approaches to treating many cancers. In Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, edited by David Ettinger, the contributors provide an up-to-date, concise review of specific consequences of cancer and its treatment. The chapters will allow the reader to better understand the sequelae associated with all aspects of cancer and how to treat them in order to achieve control of symptoms and provide psychosocial care to improve the quality of life of the cancer patient. In addition, the reader will gain information on the care of the older patient as well as the dying patient.

Keywords

Anorexia Cachexia Depression Dyspnea Fatigue Neutropenia Venous Thromboembolism metastatic disease pain skeletal metastases supportive care

Editors and affiliations

  • David S.¬†Ettinger

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-291-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-941-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-291-5
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