Supportive Care in Radiotherapy

ISBN-10: 0443064865
ISBN-13: 9780443064869
Edition: 2003
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Description: These papers address the impact of radiotherapy treatment on the individual and discuss the issues facing health carers providing clinical and supportive care to those who have received such treatment.

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 418
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

These papers address the impact of radiotherapy treatment on the individual and discuss the issues facing health carers providing clinical and supportive care to those who have received such treatment.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
The context of radiotherapy care
Challenges to radiotherapy today
The treatment trajectory
After treatment is over
The radiobiological basis of radiation side effects
Assessing the impact of radiotherapy
Fatigue and radiotherapy
Radiation skin reactions
Pain and breathing problems
Oropharyngeal effects of radiotherapy
The effects of radiotherapy on nutritional status
Urinary symptoms and radiotherapy
Gastrointestinal effects of radiotherapy
Late toxicity: neurological and brachial plexus injury
Lymphoedema
Sexuality and fertility
Body image
Late toxicity: bone problems
Other late effects
The future of supportive care in radiotherapy
Index

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