Thursday 9 August 2018

European Society for Medical Oncology Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

The Handbook on Advanced Cancer Care provides useful definitions and surveys of treatment principles. Excellent guidelines are provided for diagnostic procedures and therapies for various conditions associated with advanced cancer and its treatment. The chapters are written in a pedagogical manner with informative figures and tables and I believe this handbook will be of great value for all oncologists.

European Society for Medical Oncology Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care
European Society for Medical Oncology Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care
1 Treatment of advanced cancer:

Curative anticancer treatment,Palliative anticancer treatment

2 Palliative care in advanced cancer:
The patient with advanced cancer,Crucial points for palliative care in advanced cancer, What is the best place for palliative care in advanced cancer?

3 Definition of palliative care:
Goals of care, Phases of cancer, palliative and end-of-life care, Infrastructural needs

4 How to integrate medical oncology and palliative medicine

5 Surgery in advanced cancer, Patient selection, Indications for surgery, Palliative surgery in specific tumors Side effects

6 Radiotherapy in advanced cancer:

General principles of palliative radiotherapy, Bone metastases,Spinal cord compression,
Brain metastases, Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis,  Lung cancer,  Superior vena cava syndrome,  Esophageal cancer,  Pelvic masses

7 Anticancer drug treatment,  Selection of patients for anticancer drug treatment, Treatment of specific tumor types and Side effects

8 Gastrointestinal problems:
Xerostomia and stomatitis,Dysphagia,, Nausea and vomiting,Diarrhea and pseudodiarrhea
Constipation,Acute and subacute malignant bowel obstruction,Anal tenesmus, Ascites, Gastrostoma management

9 Alimentation/hydration:
Anorexia/cachexia syndrome, Anorexia, Dehydration, Modes of alimentation, Conclusion 7910 Metabolic problems, Hypercalcemia, Endocrine paraneoplastic syndromes, Hypocalcemia

11 Respiratory problems:
Dyspnea, Cough, Acute respiratory failure,Hemoptysis, Death rales

12 Genitourinary problems in advanced cancer Urinary obstruction
Radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis, Frequency–urgency–urinary incontinence–dysuria

13 Neurological problems in advanced cancer:
Raised intracranial pressure Seizures,, Brain metastases,Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes, Paraneoplastic syndromes with muscle rigidity,Neuromuscular junction disorder, Cranial neuropathies, Plexopathy

14 Psychiatric problems:
Adjustment disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, Sleep disorders
Delirium and terminal restlessness,v15 Cancer pain, Prevalence and etiology, Pain assessment and classification, Treatment of pain, Analgesics, Coanalgesic or adjuvant drugs, Complicated pain syndromes,Anesthetic methods for pain control, Nonpharmacological pain interventions,
Psychological and spiritual interventions

16 Skin problems in advanced cancer:
Cutaneous tumor involvement, Lymphedema, Pressure sores,Fungating wounds

17 Other problems:Hiccup, Bleeding ,Sweating,
Prevention and treatment of thromboembolic complications

18 Geriatric patients with advanced cancer

19 Care of the imminently dying patient
Suffering and the terminal phase of the disease, viMain symptoms of the terminal phase of the disease, Total approach to suffering and quality-of-care assessment

20 Communication issues in advanced cancer care General issues in communication
Communication issues when stopping chemotherapy Communication in palliative care, Communication in the hospice, Communication issues in the patients’ families

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