Oncology, An Illustrated Colour Text


An Illustrated Colour Text

By Orla McArdle, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FFRRCSI, Specialist Registrar in Radiation Oncology, St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; and Deirdre O'Mahony, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCP, MSc, Medical Oncologist, HOPE Directorate, St James' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

The Oncology patient
? History and clinical examination
? Investigations
? Staging and survival statistics

Therapeutic options
? Chemotherapy
? Radiotherapy
? Targeted therapy
? Surgical oncology

Breast Cancer
? Breast cancer
? Carcinoma in situ and early breast cancer
? Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC)and inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)

Lung cancer
? Lung cancer
? Non-small cell lung cancer
? Small cell lung cancer
? Mesothelioma

Gastrointestinal cancers
? Colorectal cancer
? Gastric cancer
? Oesophageal cancer
? Anal canal cancer
? Hepatobiliary malignancies

Gynaecological cancers
? Cervical cancer
? Uterine cancer
? Ovarian cancer
? Lower tract gynaecological cancers
? Gestational trophoblastic disease

Genitourinary cancers
? Kidney cancer
? Prostate cancer
? Testisticular cancer
? Other genitourinary cancers

Head and neck cancer
? Head and neck cancer 1
? Head and neck cancer 2
? Head and neck cancer 3

Haematological cancer
? Acute leukaemia
? Chronic leukaemia
? Plasma cell dyscrasias
? Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)
? Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL)

Malignancy in childhood
? Paediatric oncology
? Primary central nervous system malignancy in children
? Neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma

Other sites
? Skin cancers
? Endocrine cancer
? Primary central nervous system cancer in adults
? Primary bone cancer
? Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP)

Oncological emergencies
? Neutropenic sepsis
? Spinal cord compression
? Superior vena cava obstruction
? Metabolic emergencies

Palliative care
? Pain management
? Specific metatastic conditions
? End of life issues

Other topics
? Cancer genetics
? Late effects of treatment
? Pregnancy and cancer
? Paraneoplastic syndromes
? Immunosuppression and malignancy
? Clinical trials
? Cancer screening

Additional reading and sources of information


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