Cancer Pain: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management by Dermot R. Fitzgibbon MB BCh, John D. Loeser MD

By Dermot R. Fitzgibbon MB BCh, John D. Loeser MD

This publication offers, in one cohesive resource, the entire details a physician must diagnose and choose applicable remedies for the sufferer with discomfort linked to melanoma. Cancer discomfort: evaluation, prognosis, and Management is clinically orientated and comprehensively addresses all of the matters surrounding sleek melanoma soreness administration. The authors offer unique details on universal yet tough to regard melanoma discomfort eventualities. assurance contains cutting-edge info on treatments and discussions of the effect of radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical procedure on soreness management.

This authoritative, entire medical reference is key for all clinicians who deal with sufferers with melanoma, together with scientific oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, ache experts, anesthesiologists, fundamental care physicians, internists, and nurses.

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77 Patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer are especially likely to suffer from substantial weight loss, and patients with pancreatic cancer have the highest frequency of developing a cachectic syndrome. 78 In a study of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, Fearon et al. 78 identified weight loss (greater than 10%), evidence of systemic inflammation (defined by C-reactive protein greater than 10 mg/mL), and reduced food intake (less than 1500 kcal/day) as key features that impacted patients’ function and survival.

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