Communicating with Cancer Patients, 1st Edition

  • John F. Smyth
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1482226790
  • ISBN-13: 9781482226799
  • DDC: 616.994001
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Published in association with European Society of Medical Oncology, this volume is designed for trainee oncologists, oncology nurses, and those working with cancer patients on a day-to-day basis. Focusing on the "soft skills" required in communicating with patients, the book includes topics such as the aetiology of cancer, diagnosis and staging, and explaining the purpose of treatment, including chemotherapy, hormone treatment, and immunological and gene-based therapies. It also discusses patient support groups, monitoring remission, and relapse. The book is written by UK oncologists but has international application.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Diagnosis and Staging.
2: Primary Treatment.
3: Communication within the Context of Multidisciplinary Care.
4: Explaining Follow-up.
5: Progression and Terminal Care.
6: Explaining Research.
7: Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Integrative Oncology.
Further Reading.
About the Author.