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Title Advanced cancer : managing symptoms and quality of life / [edited by] Natalie Pulenzas, Breanne Lechner, Nemica Thavarajah, Edward Chow, Joav Merrick.

Publication Info. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Health and human development series
Health and human development series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Symptom control is very important for the quality of life for bone and brain metastases patients. This is an evolving active field of research as greater emphasis is being placed into understanding the goals of improving not only a patient°9s survival, but the ability for therapies to improve the quality of a patient's life. Beyond management and technical research, studies aimed at bettering our understanding of what patients in palliative care face at the end of life are important for the care we need to provide to this population. In particular, leading research in patient and physician communication with respect to palliative patients and models to predict survival are essential so that we can better understand when to focus more on symptom control as opposed to cancer control. As cancer patients live longer, we foresee greater efforts in this area of cancer research to better serve our patients at the end of their life. In this book, we present experience from the Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada with case reports and experiences on various interventions in advanced cancer, quality of life assessment tools, symptom management, radiation induced nausea and vomitting, bone metastases and advanced lung disease.
Note Print version record.
Subject Palliative treatment.
Cancer -- Treatment.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Cancer -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst00845538
Palliative treatment. (OCoLC)fst01051719
Palliative Care -- methods.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Pulenzas, Natalie, editor.
Lechner, Breanne, editor.
Thavarajah, Nemica, editor.
Chow, Edward, editor.
Merrick, Joav, 1950- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Advanced cancer 9781628082395 (OCoLC)871191131
ISBN 9781628082678 (electronic bk.)
1628082674 (electronic bk.)

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