This totally revised and expanded reference provides comprehensive, single-source coverage of the multiple approaches caregivers take to relieve the emotional distress and physical discomfort of patients suffering from neoplasia.By supplying practical guidelines to diagnose and treat complications arising from antineoplastic therapy and elaborating on topics originally presented in the first edition, the Second Edition of Supportive Care in Cancercontains new chapters on complementary and alternative medical techniques for cancer support care and on cancer care in the home offers the latest thoughts regarding the importance of educating and counseling patients supplies an updated bibliography and nearly 1900 references-500 new to this edition-to assist with further study covers the most frequent and life-threatening problems-including infection and metabolic derangement-in greater detail addresses sexual adjustments made by patients to cancer and its therapy explores fungal, viral, and other uncommon infections gives a new emphasis on hospice and terminal care examines fatigue and the management of side effects through physical, psychological, and spiritual assistance considers dermatological complications and more!

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