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Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours
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Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Sara Booth, Eduardo Bruera, and David Oliver

Abstract

This is the third book in an international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. There are few more distressing problems for patients and families than the development of a primary or secondary brain tumour. Treatment is often palliative, though intensive, from the start. Little firm evidence exists to guide the physician in caring for patients with seizures refractory to standard treatment. Most of the work is based on case reports or personal experience. The book draws the information ... More

Keywords: clinical guidance, cancer, brain tumour, palliative care, seizures, case reports, personal experience, oncology, hospices, specialist registrars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528074
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Booth, editor
Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Addenbrooke's Palliative Care Team, Cambridge, UK

Eduardo Bruera, editor
Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA

David Oliver, editor
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Wisdom Hospice, Rochester, UK, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Science, University of Kent, UK