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Skin Care in Radiation Oncology

A Practical Guide

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  • Provides recommendations for skin care in patients receiving radiation therapy Organized by primary disease site

  • Describes common skin reactions seen for disease sites, appropriate radiation fields and doses, and the use of site-specific, combined modality therapy

  • Presents treatment strategies that focus on the prevention of skin reactions and management of the observed acute reactions

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Scope of the Problem

    • Barbara Fowble
    Pages 1-5
  3. Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Types of Radiation-Related Skin Reactions

      • Barbara Fowble, Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen
      Pages 15-29
    3. Skin Care Products Used During Radiation Therapy

      • Florence Yuen, Sarah Arron
      Pages 31-45
  4. Site-Specific Recommendations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47
    2. Head and Neck Cancer

      • Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen, Joyce Tang
      Pages 49-78
    3. Thoracic Cancers

      • Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen
      Pages 79-91
    4. Breast Cancer

      • Barbara Fowble, Catherine Park, Florence Yuen
      Pages 93-122
    5. Gastrointestinal Cancer

      • Mekhail Anwar, Jennifer Bohm
      Pages 123-137
    6. Genitourinary Cancer

      • Kaveh Maghsoudi, Steve E. Braunstein, Florence Yuen
      Pages 139-144
    7. Gynecologic Cancer

      • Tracy Sherertz, Jennifer Bohm
      Pages 145-158
    8. Central Nervous System

      • Steve E. Braunstein, Florence Yuen
      Pages 159-166
    9. Pediatrics

      • Daphne Adele Haas-Kogan, Steve E. Braunstein, Florence Yuen, Lisa Tsang
      Pages 167-175
    10. Sarcoma

      • Anna K. Paulsson, Florence Yuen, Alex Gottschalk
      Pages 177-186
    11. Skin Cancer

      • Sue S. Yom, Sarah Arron
      Pages 187-198
    12. Locally Advanced Cancers

      • Florence Yuen, Diane Sandman
      Pages 199-209
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 211-238

About this book

This book serves as a practical guide for the prevention and treatment of radiation dermatitis. Skin toxicity caused by radiation treatment is common among cancer patients and minimizing the frequency and severity of these reactions improves quality of life and prevents interruptions that can compromise local-regional control. Each chapter is devoted to a specific disease site, such as the head and neck, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, and central nervous system. Pediatric malignancies and wound care for locally advanced cancers are also discussed. For each topic, the range and frequency of the observed skin reactions, factors influencing these reactions, the typical course of each reaction and its resolution, and the interventions used are presented. This book provides evidence where it exists for the specific interventions and an extensive illustration program depicts the various reactions and their response to treatment protocols. Skin Care in Radiation Oncology: A Practical Guide presents a framework for patient care in an era of advancing technology and systemic and targeted therapies and is a valuable resource for radiation oncologists, dermatologists, and residents. 

Keywords

  • Radiation Dermatitis
  • Sarcoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Central Nervous System
  • Thoracic Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Radiaton Oncology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

    Barbara Fowble, Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen

  • Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

    Sarah Arron

About the editors

Barbara Fowble, MD, FACR, FASTRO

Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

 

Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

 

Florence Yuen, RN, MSN, AOCNP

Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

 

Sarah Arron, MD, PhD

Department of Dermatology

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Skin Care in Radiation Oncology

  • Book Subtitle: A Practical Guide

  • Editors: Barbara Fowble, Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen, Sarah Arron

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31460-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-31458-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-31460-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 238

  • Number of Illustrations: 277 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Radiology, Dermatology, Oncology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Engineering, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 44.99 USD 89.00
49% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-31460-0
  • 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 59.99 USD 119.99
50% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)