Edited by an expert in primary care and an expert in oncology, with input from specialists in oncology, surgery, and palliative care, Cancer in Primary Care profiles each of the major types of cancer in adults and children. Bringing together the different and complementary experiences of oncologists and primary care physicians, the book provides an up-to-date overview of the management of patients with cancer.
Covering risk factors, epidemiology, and demographic data and including comments on diagnostic and screening issues, the book contains discussions of management options and reviews therapy choices along with their prognostic implications. Numerous tables, charts, and diagrams support the concise text, with key points summarized in highlighted panels, making the information easily accessible. Each section concludes with up-to-date information on current research, on-going trials, and contact details for support groups for patients and their families. This practical and easy to use resource supplies the information required for the day-to-day management of cancer patients.