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Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series: Ovarian Cancer

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Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for ovarian cancer. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step” plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference.

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Key Features

    • Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan.
    • Emphasizes important points-such as vaccines, paracentesis, and laparoscopic procedures for staging-with “key points” boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout.
    • Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference.
    • Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care.
    • Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material.
    • Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.

Published Reviews

    "It is an excellently written, comprehensive, and up-to-date reference text on the subject. It has 26 contributors, 25 of whom are from the US, and one from Tel Aviv, Israel, but is global in its perspective of the topics covered. It is a glossy hardback that is easily readable and of average portable size."

    Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series: Ovarian Cancer. March 2010



    A thoroughly brilliant read. It is well balanced, beautifully laid out, easily readable, with accurate, clear, and comprehensive text, supported by superb illustrations in a variety of formats. It is an up-to-date  excellent addition to any gynecological oncologist’s library, but equally good reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, medical, and scientific staff, as well as today’s highly informed patients and their relatives, at any stage of ovarian cancer management. I would recommend this text most highly and look forward to other books in the series, in the hope that future titles might include coverage of the other gynecological malignancies.

    Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, March 2010


    "This is an excellent account of current views on the early diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer. Twelve chapters by distinguished experts, all but one North American, cover the full scope of the disease... this book would be a very worthwhile addition to the library of any gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team or an oncology trainee or researcher wishing an up-to-date overview of the subject." Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, May 2010

Author Information

    By Robert Bristow, MD, Associate Professor and Director, The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins Institutions, Baltimore, MD and Deborah MD Armstrong, MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology, Baltimore, MD

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Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer Series: Ovarian Cancer
  • Expert Consult
  • Reference
  • 256 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/4 X 10 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-4685-1
  • Copyright: 2010