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Title Handbook of palliative radiation therapy / editors, Candice Johnstone, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Kraemer Cancer Center, St. Joseph's Hospital ; and Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stephen T. Lutz, MD, MS, Attending Radiation Oncologist, Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center, Findlay, Ohio.

Publication Info. New York : Demos Medical, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction / Candice Johnstone -- Patient selection and life expectancy tools / Srinivas Raman, Nicholas Chiu, Na Zhang, and Edward Chow -- Bone metastases / Pei Shuen Lim and Peter J. Hoskin -- Malignant spinal cord compression / Randy Li-Hung Wei and Kavita V. Dharmarajan -- Brain metastases / Mohammad Hasan and May N. Tso -- Head and neck / Albert Tiong and June Corry -- Lung and central airway malignancies / Sarah Baker and Alysa Fairchild -- Abdominal and pelvic malignancies / Sushmita Ghoshal, Bhavana Rai, and Raviteja Miriyala -- Liver malignancies / Jared R. Robbins.
Summary Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy is the first practical guide to palliative care in radiation oncology. The editors have assembled an international team of leading radiation oncologists to write this state-of-the-art volume on planning and administering single-fractionated, hypofractionated, and conventional radiation therapy for end-of-life cancer care. The handbook begins with several chapters on the background and efficacy of palliative radiation therapy, along with crucial information on patient selection and assessment of life expectancy. Following these introductory chapters, the bulk of the book contains chapters on site-specific malignancies, containing comprehensive literature reviews, treatment plans, toxicity information, and symptom management. More than 20 color figures enhance the chapter text and illustrate best practices. Written for radiation oncologists, physicists, and other radiation therapy team members, this indispensable text explains how short course regimens can be used to provide better quality care, increase quality of life and convenience, and relieve pain and suffering for advanced stage and end-of-life cancer patients. Key Features: Chapters contain self-assessment questions, clinical cases, clinical pearls, and other elements to bring out key points in the text Discusses strategies for delivering radiation to patients with significant symptoms, such as bleeding, dysphagia, airway obstruction, and other painful and debilitating side effects Includes reviews of tools for assessing life expectancy including Recursive Partitioning Analysis, the TEACHH tool, and other predictive models such as Number of Risk Factors score Explains appropriate considerations when combining palliative radiation therapy with analgesics.
Subject Cancer -- Palliative treatment -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Cancer -- Radiotherapy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Palliative Care -- methods
Cancer -- Traitement palliatif -- Guides, manuels, etc.
Cancer -- Radiothérapie -- Guides, manuels, etc.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Cancer -- Palliative treatment. (OCoLC)fst00845409
Cancer -- Radiotherapy. (OCoLC)fst00845473
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Added Author Johnstone, Candice, editor.
Lutz, Stephen, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Handbook of palliative radiation therapy. New York : Demos Medical, [2017] 9781620700952 (DLC) 2016028792 (OCoLC)946904976
ISBN 9781617052712 (electronic bk.)
161705271X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000062512927

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