Cancer Drug Discovery and Development

Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy

Editors: Ettinger, David S. (Ed.)

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  • Provides a clearly stated, understandable, and practical review of issues relating to supportive care of the cancer patient
  • Will assist those who care for the cancer patient to better understand all of the consequences of cancer and its treatment as well as how to apply this information to the treatment of their patients
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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.

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"Common side effects of cancer and cancer treatment are discussed in this book. … this book is targeted at individuals providing care for cancer patients, and it may be beneficial to professional healthcare providers as well as families of cancer patients. The book is easy to read and suggests practical interventions. … The book is well organized with easy to understand text … . This is an extremely useful book for novice to expert care providers." (Theresa M. Bacon, Doody’s Review service, January, 2009)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-59745-291-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-58829-941-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy
Editors
  • David S. Ettinger
Series Title
Cancer Drug Discovery and Development
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-291-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-291-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-941-3
Series ISSN
2196-9906
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 298
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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