Timely Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

Editors: Olsson, Louise (Ed.)

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  • Provides a clear up-to-date account of the current practices in colorectal cancer diagnosis
  • Reviews both the practical and psychological aspects of colorectal cancer diagnosis
  • Provides an excellent example of how many aspects of the chain-of-care need to be considered to achieve an overall improvement in cancer diagnosis.
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About this book

This book summarizes current knowledge and outlines directions for the future on how to improve the art of diagnosing colorectal cancer with emphasis on timeliness, one of the most vital issues in cancer management. Using a comprehensive, multi-discliplinary approach, it provides an overview of decisive factors in timely diagnosis of colorectal cancer from symptom scores and symptom awareness to technical aspects.  

The book starts by discussing early diagnosis from the perspective of patients, including the importance of awareness in the general population as well as psychological aspects. It then goes on to discuss issues of importance to clinicians, such as fast tracking, laboratory testing, improving technical skills and optimizing endoscopy services.  In addition, more practical issues such as cost-effectiveness and auditing are also extensively discussed. By focusing on one specific but common form of cancer the content translates well across the scope of other cancer types and can be used by professionals working on different cancer types.

This book provides clinicians, clinical researchers and policymakers with a comprehensive overview of the field of timeliness in diagnosing colorectal cancer. By addressing the challenges posed in the management of symptomatic patients it informs and educates the experts and could help improve diagnosis.


About the authors

Louise OlssonAssociate Professor of Surgery at Karolinska Institutet.Consultant colorectal surgeonClinical conductor of project involvning ctDNA in colorectal cancer.

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“The audience includes every professional from researchers to healthcare providers. Written by experts in the field, the book meets the needs of its intended audience. This well-organized book covers the diagnosis of colorectal cancer, from early recognition to the use of algorithmic analysis with different clinical and laboratory tests used to diagnose the disease. … This is a good addition to the literature on colorectal cancer and the importance of a timely diagnosis.” (Henrique Jose Fernandez, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Awareness of Colorectal Cancer: Recognition of Symptoms and Risk Factors by Socio-demographic Characteristics

    Pages 1-20

    Niksic, Maja (et al.)

  • Bowel Symptoms in Relation to Colorectal Cancer

    Pages 21-38

    Adelstein, Barbara-Ann (et al.)

  • Faecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) for Haemoglobin for Timely Assessment of Patients with Symptoms of Colorectal Disease

    Pages 39-66

    Steele, Robert J. C. (et al.)

  • Enhancing Earlier Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer by Algorithmic Analysis of Trends in Complete Blood Counts

    Pages 67-76

    Shalev, Varda, M.D. (et al.)

  • Investigating Symptoms Suggestive of Colorectal Cancer: Computed Tomographic Colonography or Colonoscopy?

    Pages 77-92

    Plumb, A. A., BM BCh, PhD, MRCP, FRCR (et al.)

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Softcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Timely Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer
Editors
  • Louise Olsson
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65286-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65286-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65285-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87992-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 119
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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