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Radiation Oncology for Cure and Palliation

  • Robert G. Parker
  • Nora A. Janjan
  • Michael T. Selch
Book

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 1-2
  3. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 3-15
  4. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 17-28
  5. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 29-35
  6. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 37-42
  7. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 43-48
  8. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 49-80
  9. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 81-95
  10. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 97-107
  11. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 109-133
  12. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 135-165
  13. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 167-186
  14. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 187-234
  15. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 235-253
  16. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 255-264
  17. Robert G. Parker, Nora A. Janjan, Michael T. Selch
    Pages 265-273
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 275-282

About this book

Introduction

Given that treatment with curative intent is possible in only one-half of cancer victims, and that such treatment frequently fails, the majority of patients with cancer will require relief of symptoms and signs caused by their disease. In this book, the specific contribution of radiation therapy to palliation is considered within the context of multidisciplinary management. Individual chapters are devoted to palliative radiation therapy for primary tumours and metastases at different sites. The management of pain is discussed, and chapters are also devoted to end of life care, the management of complications of radiation therapy, and useful medications. This book will prove useful and interesting not only to radiation oncologists but also to medical students of all ages and to doctors from all disciplines who are concerned with the relief or prevention of suffering in patients with cancer.

Keywords

Krebserkrankungen Palliativmittel Radioonkologie Tumor cancer carcinoma palliation radiation oncology

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Parker
    • 1
  • Nora A. Janjan
    • 2
  • Michael T. Selch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology, UCLA School of MedicineUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyM.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05225-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07466-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05225-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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