Edited by an expert in primary care and an expert in oncology, with input from specialists in oncology, surgery, and palliative care, Cancer in Primary Care profiles each of the major types of cancer in adults and children. Bringing together the different and complementary experiences of oncologists and primary care physicians, the book provides an up-to-date overview of the management of patients with cancer. Covering risk factors, epidemiology, and demographic data and including comments on diagnostic and screening issues, the book contains discussions of management options and reviews therapy choices along with their prognostic implications. Numerous tables, charts, and diagrams support the concise text, with key points summarized in highlighted panels, making the information easily accessible. Each section concludes with up-to-date information on current research, on-going trials, and contact details for support groups for patients and their families. This practical and easy to use resource supplies the information required for the day-to-day management of cancer patients.
ORGANIZING A CANCER SERVICE Cancer Services and Primary Care, D. Russell and M. Gore Organization of Cancer Services, D. Russell Organization of Palliative Care Services, D. Russell and G. Tranter MANAGING PATIENTS WITH CANCER Cancer Symptoms and Their Management, K. Broadley Psychological Aspects of Cancer in Primary Care, D. Russell Managing Side-Effects of Cancer Therapy, K. Gregory and A. Tutt PRINCIPLES OF CANCER CARE Cancer Prevention, D. Russell and G.R. Davies Heredity and Cancer, G. Mitchell and R. Eeles Screening for Cancer, J. Melia and S. Moss Hormones and Cancer, I. Boeddinghaus, S. Johnston, and M. Dowsett Mechanisms of Cancer Therapy, I. Judson and G. Ross SPECIFIC TYPES OF CANCER Lung Cancer, K. Gregory and M. O'Brien Breast Cancer, K. Gregory and I. Smith Gastrointestinal Cancer, K. Sumpter and D. Cunningham Prostate Cancer, C. Nutting and D. Dearnaley Bladder Cancer, P. Wells and R. Huddart Renal Cell Cancer, A. Webb and M. Gore Germ Cell Tumours of Testis, P. Wells and D. Dearnaley Cancer of the Endometrium, Cervix, Vulva and Vagina, K. Razvi and P. Blake Ovarian Cancer, I. Jacons and M. Gore Leukaemia and Myeloma, B. Sirohi and R. Powles Lymphoma, N. Maisey and D. Cunningham Skin Cancer and Melanoma, L. Fearfield, A. Stevenson, C. Bunker, M. Thomas, and M. Gore Sarcomas, I. Judson and C. Harmer Head and Neck, and Thyroid Cancer, P. Rhys Evans and C. Harmer Neuro-oncology, M. Brada Children's Cancer, A. Norton, K. Pritchard-Jones, and M. Patel HIV-Associated Cancer, C. Boshoff INFORMATION Interpreting Data and Evidence, D. Russell Sources of Information and Support for Cancer Patients, V. Speechley Glossary, A. Webb Index