Medical Care of Cancer Patients

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Recent therapeutic advances in cancer treatment indicate that cancer is becoming a chronic disease rather than a killer. This comprehensive text is the first to define and address the broad spectrum of acute and chronic internal medicine disorders that occur in cancer patients and cancer survivors as side-effects of the disease itself, or of the treatment regimens.

The authors cover nononcologic aspects of internal medicine such as anorexia, obesity, bone loss, diabetes, depression, pain, fatigue, congestive heart failure, skin disorders, and pneumonia. This book is conceived as a companion to standard internal medicine and oncology texts - a comprehensive reference resource for internists caring for cancer patients and oncologists in practice. The text is extensively indexed for easy access and retrieval of information.
 

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This is a very thorough and complete book. Very well written and applicable to all of those who provide care to cancer patients, from family physicians to specialists.
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Contents

Psychiatric Issues in Oncology
421
Renal Failure and Renal Tubular Defects
434
Urinary Tract Infections
451
Urologic Disorders
463
Ischemic Heart Disease in Cancer Patients
471
Cardiac Manifestations of Malignancy
484
The Pericardium in the Cancer Patient
493
TreatmentInduced Arrhythmia Pacemakers and Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
508

Cancer and Depression Phenomenology and Pathophysiology
72
Sleep Disorders in the Cancer Patient
83
Nausea
92
Fever
104
Imaging
111
Laboratory Investigation
128
Risk Assessment and the Management of Neutropenia and Fever
133
Bacterial Infectious Disease Issues CatheterRelated Infections
139
Viral Infections
151
Fungal Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts with Cancer
162
Parasitic Disease Issues in Cancer Patients
177
Mycobacterial Infections in Patients with Cancer
181
Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
188
Endocrine Paraneoplastic Syndromes
194
Endocrine Neoplastic Syndromes
205
Diabetes and the Cancer Patient
209
Obesity and Cancer
216
Thyroid Disorders in Cancer Patients
226
Pituitary and Adrenal Complications in Cancer Patients
237
Hypogonadism and Hormone Replacement in Men with Cancers
242
Gastroesophageal Issues
249
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders
258
Disorders of the Digestive Tract and Nutrition Intestinal Issues
267
Graft Versus Host Disease and the Immunologic Complications of Cancer
278
Interventional Gastroenterology
285
Nutritional Issues in Cancer Patients
292
Oral and Orofacial Considerations in Oncology
307
Upper Airway Problems
320
Pneumonia in Cancer Patients
329
Noninfectious Pulmonary Problems in the Patient with Cancer
342
CancerRelated Issues in Mechanical Ventilation
354
Bronchoscopy and Lung Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities
360
Direct Neurologic Complications of Cancer
370
Neurologic Toxicity of Radiotherapy
379
Neurologic Complications of Chemotherapy
387
Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders
402
Neuropathic Pain
410
Congestive Heart Failure
518
Vascular Disease
526
Hematologic Complications in Patients with Malignancy
535
Rheumatologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes
550
Rheumatologic Issues in Cancer Patients
557
Cancer Rehabilitation
563
Skin Neoplasms Related to Internal Malignancy
571
GraftversusHost Skin Disease
578
Radiation Dermatitis
590
Alopecia
602
Paraneoplastic Dermatoses
610
Cutaneous Reactions to Medications
617
Orbital Cellulitis
628
Endogenous Endophthalmitis
630
Ocular Side Effects Associated with Chemotherapy
632
Vascular Events Optic Neuropathies Paraneoplastic Syndromes and Visual Loss
635
Metastatic Disease to the Eye and Orbit
639
Obstetric and Gynecologic Issues
641
Sexual Function Issues
647
Reproductive Issues
653
Life after Cancer
659
Cancer Screening in Cancer Survivors
663
Disturbances of Growth and Pubertal Development in Childhood Cancer Survivors
671
Preoperative Considerations in the Cancer Patient Undergoing Surgery
683
Perioperative Nutritional Issues
684
Perioperative Neurologic Issues
686
Hematologic Issues
688
Prevention of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism and Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation in the Cancer Patient
690
Surgery in the Patient with Endocrine Disease
699
Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Complications and Consideration in the Cancer Patient
709
Psychosocial Issues
717
Emergency Care Special Considerations in Cancer Patients
719
Geriatric Considerations in the Care of Cancer Patients
733
Integrative Medicine Complementary and Alternative Therapies
749
SurvivorshipA Reversal of Fortune
759
INDEX
761
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Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, MD, PhD
Deputy Section Chief of Emergency CareAssociate Medical Director of Emergency Center (Ad Interim) Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Treatment and Emergency CareDept of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal DisordersThe University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas

Carmen P. Escalante, MD, FACP
Professor and Chair, Dept of General Internal Medicine,Ambulatory Treatment and Emergency CareThe University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas

Robert F. Gagel, MD, FACE
Professor and Division Head, Division of Internal MedicineThe University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

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