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Geriatric Oncology Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Treatment and Management of Cancer in the Elderly
edited by Hyman B. Muss

Treatment and Management of Cancer in the Elderly outlines novel approaches in the identification and management of cancer in geriatric populations by world-renowned experts on the topic.

Features:

  • Offers reader-friendly, quick-reference chapters on site-specific cancers, such as malignancies affecting the breasts, lungs, prostate, colon, ovaries, pancreas, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and head and neck
  • Considers the impact of comorbidities on patient treatment
  • Includes current approaches to manage disease complications such as fatigue, pain, depression, and psychosocial issues
  • Presents state-of-the-art chapters on nutrition support and nursing care for older patients
  • Reviews the effect of regulatory guidelines and legal issues on cancer care for the elderly

Contents

Progress and Challenges in the Treatment of Cancer in the Elderly

  • Introduction: Cancer Management in Elderly Patients
  • Epidemiology of Cancer in the Elderly
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Training and Manpower Needs in Geriatric Oncology
  • Molecular Basis of Treatment Selection

Hematological Malignancies

  • Acute and Chronic Leukemias
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Lymphomas

Cancer Treatment

  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecological Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Gastric and Pancreatic Cancer
  • Malignant Melanomas and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
  • Cancers of the Head and Neck
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Enhancing Quality of Life

  • Nursing Care in Older Cancer Patients
  • Quality of Life and Geriatric Assessment
  • Nutritional Support of Elderly cancer Patients
  • Co-morbidity factors in Treatment Planning
  • Managing Complications of cancer and its Treatment
  • The Impact of Elder Law on Treatment

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Treatment and Management of Cancer in the Elderly
edited by Hyman B. Muss
2006 648 pages $248.95 + shipping
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