eBook ALERT • Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment, 1st Edition

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 3540758631
  • ISBN-13: 9783540758631
  • DDC: 616.99406
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 700 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The literature on the late effects of cancer treatment is widely scattered in different journals since all major organ systems are affected and management is based on a variety of medical and surgical treatments. The aim of ’ALERT – Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment’ is to offer a coherent multidisciplinary approach to the care of cancer survivors. Volume 2 of this two-volume work comprehensively documents potential late effects in all the normal tissue anatomic sites in the human body. The detection, diagnosis, management and prevention of effects are all considered in detail, and prognostic outcomes are discussed. Radiation risk factors and interactions with chemotherapy effects are clearly presented. The text is accompanied by numerous supportive illustrations and tables. It is anticipated that this textbook will become the gold standard in providing information on the late effects of cancer treatment and that, in its digitized form, it will be referenced in cancer survivorship guidelines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Brain and Cranial Nerves.
2: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System.
3: Neuroendocrine Complications of Radiation and Cancer Therapy.
4: Eye and Orbit.
5: Radiation-Induced Ototoxicity.
6: Late Oral Adverse Effects of Cancer Treatments.
7: Upper Respiratory and Digestive System: Pharynx, Larynx, and Xerostomia: Post-Radiation Dysphagia Toxicity After Irradiation of Larynx: Laryngeal Edema and Vocal Dysfunction Xerostomia After Irradiation of Head and Neck Cancer.
8: Thyroid.
9: Skin Surface, Dermis, and Wound Healing.
10: Breast Cancer.
11: Lung.
12: Heart, Coronary Arteries, Aorta and Great Vessels, Arteries and Veins, Microcirculation.
13: Esophagus.
14: Stomach, Small and Large Intestines.
15: Liver.
16: Adverse Late Effects of Radiation Treatment in the Pancreas.
17: Kidney and Ureter.
18: Urinary Bladder.
19: Prostate, Seminal Vesicle, Penis, and Urethra.
20: The Testes.
21: Ovary, Uterus (Fallopian Tube, Cervix), Vagina, and Vulva.
22: Radiation Induced Rectal Toxicity.
23: Musculoskeletal System: Growing Endochondral Bone, Mature Osseous, Muscle (Striated), and Soft Tissue Mesenchyme.
24: Hematopoietic System.
25: Late Effects of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Including Total Body Irradiation.
26: Lymph Nodes, Thymus, Spleen, and Lymphatics.