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ABC of Lung Cancer

ABC of Lung Cancer

Ian Hunt (Editor), Martin M. Muers (Editor), Tom Treasure (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31241-6

Apr 2009, BMJ Books

64 pages

$38.99

Description

Lung Cancer is the most common cause of cancer death and cancer symptoms. The ABC of Lung Cancer is a much needed reference for those treating and caring for patients with lung cancer such as primary care doctors, specialist cancer nurses, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers and other health care professionals.

This new title in the ABC series covers the epidemiology and diagnosis of lung cancer, focusing particularly on primary care issues such as what symptoms require urgent investigation, and when to refer to a specialist. This is a practical guide for all those involved in the care of the lung cancer patient, as well as patients and their families and carers.

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Contributors vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgement viii

1 Epidemiology Risk Factors and Prevention 1
Martin Muers Ian Hunt and Jesme Fox

2 Symptoms and Assessment 6
Richard Neal and Martin Muers

3 Service Organisation and Guidelines for Referral 11
Michael Peake Richard Neal and Andrew Wilcock

4 Diagnosis and Staging 15
Fergus Gleeson Mike O’Doherty and Tom Treasure

5 Small-Cell Lung Cancer 21
Penella Woll Patricia Hunt and Michael Snee

6 Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma 25
Carol Tan Fergus Gleeson and Tom Treasure

7 Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 29
Ian Hunt and Tom Treasure

8 Radiotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 36
Jeanette Dickson and Michael Snee

9 Combination Therapies for Lung Cancer 40
Penella Woll Sally Moore and Ian Hunt

10 Screening for Lung Cancer 44
Ian Hunt Fergus Gleeson and Jenny Hill

11 Supportive and Palliative Care 48
Andrew Wilcock Richard Neal and Patricia Hunt

Index 53

A practical guide for those involved in the care of the lung cancer patient

An up-to-date evidence-based review of one of the most common cancers in the western world

Written by the specialists involved in the launch of the NICE UK Lung Cancer Guidelines


Looks at the epidemiology and diagnosis of lung cancer, focusing particularly on primary care issues