A multidiscipinary approach
editore: Wolters Kluwer
Head and Neck Cancer is the first, truly multi-disciplinary book in this field. The focus is the 2-part approach that any physician treating these patients must follow: maximize the chance for a cure while maintaining a strong emphasis on quality of life. Although the overall incidence of head and neck cancer is not as great as breast or lung, it is a very devastating form of cancer which has tremendous implications not only on the overall health of the patient, but on his or her appearance and quality of life. The book is a comprehensive textbook that crossed all disciplines and represented a wide spectrum of specialists throughout the country, including surgical, radiation and medical oncologists, as well as dentists, pathologists, radiologists and nurses. The contributor list represents the highest level of multi-disciplinary talent in head and neck oncology in the country. Features: true multidisciplinary approach to subject; emphasis on "team approach" - resulting in a functional plan for what is best for the individual patient; and addresses every conceivable topic on the subject. New to this edition: completely new imaging, with emphasis on imaging for diagnostics, image guided therapies, follow up imaging, and novel imaging approaches; overall ~ 25 per cent new illustrations; 8 new chapters; 9 chapters with new authors; less basic science and more clinical diagnostics and management; more color images to help with diagnostics and therapeutics; re-organize section 2 by having each anatomical site have one single chapter that merges surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy; and appropriate revisions to highlight new techniques, and new imaging.