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Basics of Oncology

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  • Provides an overview of the basic medical, scientific, and clinical aspects of cancer

  • Covers causes of cancer, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic investigations, treatments, and outcomes

  • Includes updates since the first edition, especially on personalized medicine and regional chemotherapy

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Cancer Problem

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. What Is Malignancy?

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 3-16
    3. Epidemiology

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 17-38
    4. Summary of Practical Measures to Prevent Cancer

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 39-43
  3. General Features of Cancer-Presentation and Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45
    2. Symptoms of Cancer: Local and General

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 47-52
    3. Signs of Cancer: Local and General

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 53-56
    4. Clinico-Pathology of Cancers

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 57-60
    5. Investigations That May Be Useful in Detecting Cancer

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 61-81
    6. Treating Cancer

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 83-118
    7. Relationship Between Patients, Their Doctors and the Healthcare Team

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 119-120
  4. Most Common Cancers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121
    2. Skin Cancers

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 123-139
    3. Lung Cancer (Bronchogenic Carcinoma)

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 141-146
    4. Cancer of the Breast: An Overview

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 147-209
    5. Cancers of the Digestive System (Alimentary Tract)

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 211-234
    6. Head and Neck Cancers

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 235-251
    7. Cancers of Female Genital Organs

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 253-264
    8. Cancers of the Male Genital Organs

      • Frederick O. Stephens, Karl Reinhard Aigner
      Pages 265-277

About this book

This book provides an easily understood and general overview of the basic medical, scientific, and clinical aspects of cancer. Causes, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic investigations, treatments, and outcomes are all carefully explained and discussed. This second edition includes a number of updates, especially concerning personalized medicine and regional chemotherapy. The reader will acquire a clear understanding of how and why people develop cancer, how the body reacts to cancer, what can be done to prevent the disease, and how the various cancers are best diagnosed and treated. Basics of Oncology will serve as a sound platform for the more detailed or specific studies that may be needed in different areas of practice. It will be invaluable for students of medicine, nurse oncologists, students of medical sciences, and other health professionals in all parts of the world.

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Carcinom
  • Diagnose
  • Malignancies
  • Oncology
  • Sarcomas
  • Tumours

Reviews

“The book describes oncology at a basic level, discussing clinical aspects of cancer, how and why people develop cancer, how the body reacts to cancer, and how cancer presents in adult patients. … This is a great book to get a broad overview of the field of adult oncology. It is a good book for a student or someone new to the field of oncology.” (Melissa Mason, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2016)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery, The University of Sydney, Emeritus Professor and former Head Department of Surgery,The Univ of Sydney, MOSMAN, Australia

    Frederick O. Stephens

  • Department of Surgical Oncology, Medias Clinic Surgical Oncology, Burghausen, Germany

    Karl Reinhard Aigner

About the authors

Prof. Dr. med. Aigner is one of the world’s pioneers in the field of regional chemotherapy. He has been involved with regional chemotherapy for over 30 years and today he is considered as one of the world’s most experienced experts in this treatment method. Numerous lectures and guest operations in the USA, Japan, China, Israel, Egypt, Australia and a number of other countries, as well as over 200 professional publications, lectures and guest operations both in Germany and abroad attest to his medical commitment to RCT – regional chemotherapy.

Prof. Aigner completed his medical studies and his basic surgical training in cardiovascular surgery at the University of Erlangen. He obtained his habilitation doctorate in surgical oncology at the University of Giessen, with a research focus in techniques of regional chemotherapy. In 1981, Prof Aigner developed a technique for performing the first isolated liver perfusion in humans using a heart-lung machine, and over subsequent years a variety of additional surgical procedures and specialized catheters for isolated therapy of organs and parts of the body, including the treatment of pancreatic carcinoma.

From 1986 until 1991, Prof. Aigner was Chief Physician for Surgery at the Kreiskrankenhaus Trostberg am Chiemsee, and until 2001, he was the Chief Physician in the Department of Oncological Surgery at the Asklepios Paulinen Clinic in Wiesbaden. From 2002 until 2005 he led the Department of oncological surgery at the Medias Klinik GmbH in Ransbach-Baumbach. Since 2006 Prof. Aigner has been the Medical Director of the Medias Klinikum GmbH & Co KG, a private clinic for oncological surgery in Burghausen (Salzach).

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Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-23368-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)