Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects

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Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects

SKU# 9780826181138

An Evidence-based Guide to Managing Toxicity

Bridget F. Koontz

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    Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects is a practical guide to common and uncommon toxicities which occur related to radiation therapy. Organized by anatomic region, from CNS to skin and extremities, this handbook concisely and comprehensively reviews the symptoms, timing, preventative measures, and treatment of acute, delayed, and chronic radiation toxicities and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of both early and late effects. Other important chapters consist of topics such as radiation toxicity management in children, systemic effects of radiation therapy, radioprotection for radiation therapy, risk and prevention of radiation-induced cancers, challenges and approaches to cancer survivorship and how to maximize cancer patient wellness after radiation therapy.

    This evidence-based handbook of radiation therapy side effects is an invaluable reference for the daily management of cancer patients and survivors. The topic coverage will assist physicians, APPs, and nurses practicing or training in radiation oncology, other oncology specialties, and primary care providers caring for cancer survivors.

    Key Features:

    • Provides management recommendations and clinical pearls from topic experts
    • Organized for quick reference by body area and toxicity
    • Numerous tables consolidate important radiation effects for ease of reference
    • Summarizes each known toxicity, its presentation, prevention, and management

    Product Details

    • Publication Date September 18, 2017
    • Page Count 338
    • Product Form Paperback / softback
    • ISBN 13 9780826181138
    • EISBN

    Table of Contents

    Contents

    Contributors

    Preface

    1. Radiation Therapy Effects on the Central Nervous System

    Christina K. Cramer, Michael D. Chan, and John P. Kirkpatrick

    2. Radiation Therapy Effects in Head and Neck Cancer

    Thomas J. Galloway and Sue S. Yom

    3. Radiation Therapy Effects on the Thorax

    Orit Kaidar-Person, Timothy M. Zagar, and Lawrence B. Marks

    4. Radiation Therapy Effects in Breast Cancer

    D. Hunter Boggs and Jennifer De Los Santos

    5. Radiation Therapy Effects on the Abdomen

    John Cuaron and Abraham Wu

    6. Radiation Therapy Effects on the Pelvis

    Elizabeth B. Jeans and Peter J. Rossi

    7. Radiation Therapy Effects on Skin and Extremities

    Adam A. Garsa and Alexander R. Gottschalk

    8. Radiation Toxicity Management in Children

    Clayton B. Hess and Torunn I. Yock

    9. Systemic Effects of Radiation Therapy

    Monica Krishnan and Ron Shiloh

    10. Radioprotection for Radiation Therapy

    Noah S. Kalman, Sherry Zhao, Mitchell S. Anscher, and Alfredo I. Urdaneta

    11. Risk and Prevention of Radiation-Induced Cancers

    Sophia C. Kamran and Akila N. Viswanathan

    12. Cancer Survivorship: Approaches and Challenges

    Sophia K. Smith

    13. Maximizing the Health and Wellness of Cancer Survivors Through Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

    Denise Spector

    Index