Radiation Toxicity: A Practical Medical Guide

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William Small Jr., Gayle E. Woloschak
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 12, 2006 - Medical - 187 pages
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Radiation Toxicity: A Practical Guide provides insight into the management of day-to-day aspects of radiotherapy. Most radiation oncologists and radiation oncology nurses spend a large percentage of their time dealing with the effects of radiotherapy. This book describes the biology behind each sites acute and long-term responses to radiotherapy, including the best current knowledge regarding radiation tolerance, and fills a needed void in the literature that is available on radiation oncology.
 

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Contents

The Management of RadiationInduced Brain Injury
7
MANAGEMENT OF RADIATIONINDUCED HEAD AND NECK INJURY
23
RADIATION PNEUMONITIS AND ESOPHAGITIS IN THORACIC IRRADIATION
42
TOXICITY FROM RADIATION IN BREAST CANCER
65
UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT
111
RADIATION COMPLICATIONS OF THE PELVIS
125
RADIATIONINDUCED SKELETAL INJURY
154
SKIN CHANGES
171
INDEX
182
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