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Title Cancer [electronic resource] : how worthwhile is non-curative treatment? / Maurice L. Slevin and Teresa Tate (eds.).

Published London ; New York : Springer, ñ998.

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 UniM INTERNET resource    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages) : illustrations.
Series Focus on cancer
Focus on cancer.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Restrictions Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Contents Non-Curative Surgery: Upper Gastrointestinal / Large Bowel / Gynaecological / Urological / Brain Tumours / Thoracic -- Radiotherapy: Lung / Bone Metastases / Upper Gastrointestinal / Lower Gastrointestinal / Gynaecological / Neurological / Head and Neck -- Chemotherapy: Breast / Small Cell Lung / Non-Small Cell Lung / Gastric / Colorectal / Gynaecological / Unknown Primary Cancer.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Summary The majority of patients present with extensive cancer and, as a result, most of these have to be treated with 'non-curative' intent. This major and difficult problem has not been previously tackled and this book asks questions such as how does non-curative intent relate to good quality and quantity of life and how effective is this treatment at relieving symptoms? The result is a review of non-curative surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy which are all discussed as they relate to the different types and locations of tumours. This book is aimed not just at specialist oncologists but at all those who are involved in the treatment of cancer. Postgraduate students and those new to the area of oncology will find the book a worthwhile review of treatment undertaken with purely palliative intent.
System notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Slevin, Maurice L.
Tate, T. (Teresa)
Subject Cancer -- Palliative treatment.
Cancer -- Palliative treatment.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781447115090 (electronic bk.)
1447115090 (electronic bk.)
3540760830 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9783540760832 (pbk. : acid-free paper)