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Lecture Notes: Oncology, 2nd Edition

Mark Bower, Jonathan Waxman

ISBN: 978-1-118-29300-3 November 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 320 Pages


Cancer is one of the most rapidly changing areas of medicine, affecting ever-increasing numbers of people, and this new edition of Lecture Notes: Oncology brings together all the information a medical student or graduate clinician needs in one accessible volume. It covers the scientific basis and social impact of cancer, describes the origins and presentations of cancer on a regional and system basis, and discusses the fundamentals of oncology treatment and patient management.

Including a new section on epigenetics, clinical vignettes, clear illustrations, tables and diagrams, as well as a self-test section of MCQs, Lecture Notes: Oncology provides core knowledge for professionals involved in cancer care.

Preface to the second edition, vi

Part 1: Introduction to Oncology

1 What is cancer? 3

2 The scientific basis of cancer 18

3 The principles of cancer treatment 43

4 Cancer and people 78

Part 2: Types of Cancer

5 Breast cancer 89

6 Central nervous system cancers 96

7 Gastrointestinal cancers 103

8 Oesophageal cancer 104

9 Gastric cancer 107

10 Hepatobiliary cancer 110

11 Pancreatic cancer 115

12 Colorectal cancer 120

13 Genitourinary cancers 126

14 Kidney cancer 127

15 Bladder cancer 132

16 Prostate cancer 137

17 Testis cancer 144

18 Gynaecological cancers 149

19 Gestational trophoblastic disease 150

20 Cervical cancer 153

21 Endometrial cancer 157

22 Ovarian cancer 159

23 Head and neck cancers 163

24 Endocrine cancers 168

25 Thyroid cancer 170

26 Adrenal cancers 172

27 Carcinoid tumours 174

28 Pituitary tumours 177

29 Parathyroid cancers 179

30 Thoracic cancers 180

31 Lung cancer 181

32 Mesothelioma 186

33 Haematological cancers 189

34 The leukaemias 190

35 Hodgkin's disease 195

36 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 199

37 Myeloma 205

38 Skin cancer 209

39 Non-melanoma skin tumours 210

40 Melanoma 213

41 Paediatric solid tumours 216

42 Bone cancers and sarcomas 222

43 Unknown primary cancer 229

44 Immunodefi ciency and cancer 235

Part 3: The Practice of Oncology

45 Paraneoplastic complications of cancer 243

46 Oncological emergencies 254

47 End of life care 268

Self-assessment MCQs 273

Answers to MCQs 277

Index 278

Colour plate section faces p. 146

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