Supportive care in radiotherapy
Addresses the impact of treatment on the individual and the issues facing health carers who provide clinical and supportive care. This title integrates key aspects of assessment, physical and psychosocial morbidity and toxicity management, placing these in the physical, psychosocial and organisational context in which they occur.
Print Book, English, 2003
Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 2003
xvii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The context of radiotherapy care. Challenges to radiotherapy today. The treatment trajectory. After treatment is over. The radiobiological basis of radiation side effects. Assessing the impact of radiotherapy Fatigue with radiotherapy. Radiation skin reactions. Pain and breathing problemsOropharyngeal effects of radiotherapy. The effects of radiotherapy on nutritional status. Urinary symptoms and radiotherapy. Gastrointestinal effects of radiotherapy. Late toxicity: neurological and brachial plexus injury. Lymphoedema. Sexuality and fertility . Body image.Late toxicity: bone problems. Other late effects. The future of supportive care in radiotherapy. Index.