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Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer
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Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

Sara Booth and Andrew Davies

Abstract

This is the fifth 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. In it, the editors bring together palliative care and oncological treatment for patients with head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer is one of the most frightening and distressing cancers for patients and their families as it affects appearance, the ability to speak, and the ability to eat. Pain, which is difficult to treat, infection, and disfiguring surgery with wounds that often do not heal, are comm ... More

Keywords: clinical guidance, cancer, palliative care, oncological treatment, head cancer, neck cancer, pain, infection, psychological distress, hospice clinicians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198530749
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Booth, editor
Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Care and Director of Palliative Care Service, Addenbrooke's Palliative Care Team, Cambridge, UK

Andrew Davies, editor
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, UK