Palliative Radiation Oncology, 1st Edition
Discusses optimal communication skills for pediatric, adult, and elderly patients.
Contains decision-making algorithms to guide individualized palliative radiation oncology treatment plans.
Reviews all the latest modalities with technical tips and pitfalls.
Covers key procedures such as external beam radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
Features step-by-step body site-specific guidelines with integrated symptom and toxicity management.
Covers symptom and symptom-cluster management, including pain and psychosocial or spiritual distress.
Ideal for radiation oncology residents, fellows, and practitioners, as well as medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, oncology nurses, and radiation technicians—all clinicians who work in this highly collaborative, team-based specialty.
An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
Foundations and Principles of Palliative Care in Oncology
1 Definition of Palliative Care
2 Introduction to Prognostication
3 Basic Communication Frameworks
4 Troubleshooting Difficult Conversation
5 Models of Multidisciplinary Management
Techniques and Modalities
6 Palliative Radiation
7 Selecting Modalities
8 Treatment Planning in Palliative Radiotherapy
9 Alternate Modalities for Palliation
10 Combining Radiation and Systemic Therapy
11 Considerations Involving Reirradiation
Foundations and Principles of Palliative Radiation by Body Site or Special Population
12 Palliative Radiotherapy in the Head and Neck
13 Palliative Thoracic Radiation
14 Palliative Radiotherapy in the Breast and Chest Wall
15 Palliative Radiotherapy for Gastrointestinal Malignancies
16 Palliative Radiotherapy for Gynecologic Malignancies
17 Palliative Radiotherapy in Pediatrics
18 Radiotherapeutic Palliation of Lymphoma
19 Radiotherapeutic Palliation of Bone Marrow Diseases—Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma
20 Palliative Radiotherapy in Bones
21 Palliative Radiotherapy in the Brain
22 Palliative Radiotherapy in the Spine
23 Palliative Radiotherapy in Oligometastases
24 Palliative Radiotherapy in the Older Adult
Management of Symptoms and Treatment- Related Toxicities
25 General Symptom Overview: Importance of Side Effect Management, CINV, Anorexia, and Cachexia
26 Management of Pain
27 Management of Fatigue
28 Management of Skin Toxicity
29 Central Nervous System: Symptoms and Toxicities
30 Management of Symptoms and Treatment-Related Toxicities of Head and Neck Cancers
31 Chest and Thorax: Symptoms and Toxicities
32 Abdomen and Pelvis: Symptoms and Toxicities
33 Late Toxicities Management
34 Psychosocial and Spiritual Distress
Neha Vapiwala, M.D., Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Radiation Oncology, Assistant Dean of Students, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joshua Jones, M.D., M.A., Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Kavita Dharmarajan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York