Medical Care of Cancer Patients

ISBN: 978-1-60795-008-0




March 2009
772 pages; 10.25” x 11.875”
ISBN 978-1-60795-008-0
US $49.95

Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, MD, PhD

Deputy Section Chief of Emergency Care
Associate Medical Director of Emergency Center (Ad Interim) Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Treatment and Emergency Care
Dept of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal Disorders
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas
Carmen P. Escalante, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of General Internal Medicine
Ambulatory Treatment and Emergency Care
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas
Robert F. Gagel, MD
Professor and Division Head, Division of Internal Medicine
University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas



Recent therapeutic advances in cancer treatment indicate that cancer is becoming a chronic disease rather than a killer. This comprehensive text is the first to define and address the broad spectrum of acute and chronic internal medicine disorders that occur in cancer patients and cancer survivors as side-effects of the disease itself, or of the treatment regimens.

The authors cover nononcologic aspects of internal medicine such as anorexia, obesity, bone loss, diabetes, depression, pain, fatigue, congestive heart failure, skin disorders, and pneumonia. This book is conceived as a companion to standard internal medicine and oncology texts--a comprehensive reference resource for internists caring for cancer patients and oncologists in practice. The text is extensively indexed for easy access and retrieval of information.

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