Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy

Author: David S. Ettinger

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 1588299414

Category: Medical

Page: 298

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In this volume, Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, a part of the Cancer Drug Discovery and Development series, the contributors provide an up-to-date, concise review of specific consequences of cancer and its treatment. The book will assist those who care for the cancer patient to better understand all of the consequences of cancer and its treatment. In addition, the reader will gain thoughtful information on the care of the older patient as well as the dying patient.
Antiemetics in the Supportive Care of Cancer Patients

Author: M. Tonato

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642802409

Category: Medical

Page: 145

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Much progress has been made in the treatment of emesis caused by antineoplastic therapy, and particularly chemotherapy. However, some aspects remain controversial and the subject of continued research. This completely updated comprehensive manual on antiemetics covers a wide range of clinically relevant topics, providing the reader with a good source of easy consultation, and giving an overall picture of the state of the art and some clues for future development.
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

Author: Hans-Jörg Senn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642841385

Category: Medical

Page: 465

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The second international symposium on "Supportive Care in Cancer Patients" took place March 1-3, 1990-again in St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland. It was an honor once more to welcome dozens of internationally recognized experts in the field and more than 800 participants from over 30 countries around the world: Australia, Canada, China, USSR, USA and many countries in Europe. The international nature of the grade facilitated lively and exciting contributions and critical discussions, aimed at fostering professional knowledge and skills and rethinking our personal attitudes toward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Cancer patients need various types of tailored support, whether during active initial (curative) therapies, in phases of worrying relapsing disease, or during the demanding terminal stage of their illness. The symposium tried to bridge the strange "gap" between "curative" and "palliative" cancer care: it must be our aim to be and remain "supportive" for our patients during both curative and palliative treatment strategies! This requires extended knowledge and even more and flexible professional skills. The symposium was designed to promote improved approaches that are helpful and supportive for all our oncology patients, not just for a selected disease-or stage dependent minority.
Cancer in Context

Author: James Brennan

Publisher: Oxford Medical Publications

ISBN: 0198515251

Category: Medical

Page: 458

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This book offers healthcare professionals, academics and anyone affected by cancer a fresh and original approach to the supportive care of people with cancer. It looks at some of the underlying reasons why cancer often leads to high levels of distress. More importantly, it suggests many practical ways distress can be prevented and minimised. The book combines the actual experiences of cancer patients, as recorded in their personal diaries, with theory, research and practical clinical advice. In each of its seven chapters the book takes a different perspective and a different approach to supportive care in cancer. Chapter 1 considers how people generally manage and adjust to change in their lives and in particular how they react to the threat of cancer. Chapter 2 examines the 'lived experience' of people with cancer as they negotiate the many challenges and changes following their diagnosis. Chapter 3 looks at the impact of cancer on the families, partners and carers of people with cancer. Chapter 4 shows that the social and cultural context of someone's life is critical to an understanding of their resources and responses to serious illness. Chapter 5 considers how professionals can help minimise disruption to their patients quality of life as they endure the notorious demands of oncology treatments. It looks at popular cancer treatments, common treatment difficulties, cancer rehabilitation and palliative care. Chapter 6 provides a summary of the burgeoning area of communication skills within healthcare and, finally, Chapter 7 ponders how professionals can maintain adequate care in light of the evidence of high levels of stress and burnout among cancer staff.
The Cancer Patient and Supportive Care

Author: Donald J. Higby

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461325673

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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During the course of editing 'Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy' (Martin us Nijhoff Publishers, 1983), it become apparent that several topics would have to await a second volume. Furthermore, development of new informa tion and evolution of ideas continues. This volume continues the intent of the first to present reviews of issues relating to supportive care, and to identify areas where further definition and further research is needed. The physician reading this volume will find the contents though-provok ing. In addition to reviews authored by physicians, there are chapters authored by non-physicians, who present a different perspective and a dif ferent style of writing. Reverend Bigler writes from his long experience as a chaplain for cancer patients, and tries to identify the changes that take place in the personality of the chaplain who works with dying patients. Ms. Kil lion and Ms. Powell try to describe what an Oncology Nurse is, rather than what one does. Attorneys Reese and Price present a very practical summa tion of issues which face the cancer patient, and their chapter could easily be copied and offered to one's patients; furthermore, this chapter gives direc tion to the physician who is frequently called upon for advice regarding issues which lie entirely outside his/her formal training. Excellent reviews on more' medical' subjects are here. 'Cancer in the Elderly' should provoke oncologists to re-examine their approach to the geriatric patient.
Orofacial Supportive Care in Cancer

Author: Raj Nair

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030865108

Category: Dentistry

Page: 292

View: 902

This easy-to-use book equips clinicians and health care professionals with all the information that they will require in order to identify and manage orofacial complications of cancer therapy. Readers will find precise information on the presenting symptoms and signs associated with local or systemic complications associated with individual drugs or modes of therapy in cancer care. Guidance is provided whenever possible on the initial examinations to be performed in each circumstance and the investigations that can deliver a definitive diagnosis. The effective management of cancer complications are explained with the help of up to date clinical practice guidelines for the management of complications secondary to cancer therapy. In addition, an introductory section outlines contemporary principles of cancer management based on precision oral oncology principles. The text is supported by numerous highly informative clinical photographs, tables and a bibliography.
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

Author: Hans-Jörg Senn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540523464

Category: Medical

Page: 465

View: 166

The second international symposium on "Supportive Care in Cancer Patients" took place March 1-3, 1990-again in St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland. It was an honor once more to welcome dozens of internationally recognized experts in the field and more than 800 participants from over 30 countries around the world: Australia, Canada, China, USSR, USA and many countries in Europe. The international nature of the grade facilitated lively and exciting contributions and critical discussions, aimed at fostering professional knowledge and skills and rethinking our personal attitudes toward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Cancer patients need various types of tailored support, whether during active initial (curative) therapies, in phases of worrying relapsing disease, or during the demanding terminal stage of their illness. The symposium tried to bridge the strange "gap" between "curative" and "palliative" cancer care: it must be our aim to be and remain "supportive" for our patients during both curative and palliative treatment strategies! This requires extended knowledge and even more and flexible professional skills. The symposium was designed to promote improved approaches that are helpful and supportive for all our oncology patients, not just for a selected disease-or stage dependent minority.
Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care

Author: Ernest Rosenbaum

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740793066

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 366

This new companion book to AMP's highly successful Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy, now in its fourth edition, is a comprehensive hands-on guide for patients and their families who face cancer's many challenges. Knowledge and information provide the greatest tools--and greatest comforts--for anyone fighting cancer or helping a family member or friend who is. Now AMP bolsters that strength-giving arsenal with Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care. Through more than 50 chapters, cancer care specialists Ernest and Isadora Rosenbaum--along with nearly 80 other medical experts--answer every conceivable question concerning a cancer patient's physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. This extremely effective format first appeared as Supportive Cancer Care (Sourcebooks 2001), but we've completely revised and updated the entire book to reflect the latest care advances and techniques. The wide range of covered topics includes: * Understanding cancer and its treatments * Chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant side effects * Stress and cancer * The will to live * Cancer and spirituality * Sexuality * Nutritional considerations * Rehabilitation and fitness With this book, cancer patients and those who care for them can make informed decisions, face the disease with renewed courage, and care for both their well-being and their bodies. The Rosenbaums provide an incredible source of information and hope in the face of this frightening illness.
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients

Author: Meinolf Karthaus

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805569101

Category: Medical

Page: 203

View: 356

This book attempts to cover the most frequent problems of supportive care in detail, especially the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections, adverse events in the gastrointestinal tract, and the treatment of cytotoxic drug extravasation with special consideration of recently introduced cytotoxic agents. The rational use of hematopoietic growth factors for the reversal of disease- or treatment-related neutropenia, anemia and thrombocytopenia are discussed extensively. Further issues considered include anticoagulant prophylaxis, quality of life and recent advances in the use of effective antiemetics, which have increased the tolerability of standard chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and have opened up new ways of enhancing treatment. Supportive care requires an interdisciplinary approach. This book, therefore, is designed to provide an up-to-date overview for oncologists as well as general physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and all those giving care to cancer patients.
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients

Author: Hans-Jörg Senn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642829321

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 633

The symposium on supportive care in cancer patients, which took place in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on February 18-21, 1987, wel comed renowned experts in the field and more than 600 partici pants from 25 countries with the aim of stimulating discussion on how to improve our professional skills and personal attitudes to ward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Why did we or ganize such a symposium on supportive care in cancer patients? Recent decades have witnessed remarkable success in cancer treat ment, and we have learned how to cure a finite number of neoplas tic diseases. Some malignant tumors that previously entailed high fatality rates, such as leukemias, lymphomas, and testicular can cers, can now be cured, even when at an advanced stage. Yet it seems to many that our struggle to improve results and to fight death from cancer has also imposed greater toxicity on patients. Conventional scientifically based oncology has only recently made adequate efforts to improve the subjective quality of life of cancer patients, for example through prophylaxis against emesis, nausea, and scalp hypothermia, pain control and the development of psy chosocial support structures. The search for less toxic and yet equally effective treatment measures has not been one of our pri mary goals in the past. Supportive care has always been part of nurses' professional aim, even though many have not known how best to offer it.