Decision Making in Surgical Oncology

by AK Tyagi, D Rautray

Oncology is a relatively recent branch of medicine. Ever increasing volume of literature on the subject places considerable strain on the postgraduates and also on the practicing surgeons to keep abreast with the latest. The role of various investigative modalities esp. the radiological investigations, the strength and weaknesses of various treatment modalities viz. surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy, their application in a given disease and stage, also requires clarification. This book deals with common topics, confining the material into short chapters in a simple language, covering esp. the issues where decision-making is important. Management algorithms have been incorporated in most of the chapters. The role of chemotherapy and radiotherapy as relevant to a surgeon has been covered in brief so as to give a basic insight into specialties other than his own. The chapters are arranged in logical order beginning with introduction, covering risk factors, pathology, and mode of spread, clinical manifestations, staging, investigations and treatment. The text is richly interspersed with relevant photographs to ensure better understanding of the topic. The book is not intended to serve as an exhaustive text on the subject. Also the book is probably too general to be of great value to established professionals in the field of surgical oncology, but is aimed at providing surgical residents and young surgeons with all that is needed in the management of clinically important cancers.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Tyagi AK
Armed Forces Medical Services, Command Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Indraprastha University, Sector 16-C, Dwarka, New Delhi, India; University of Delhi [South Campus], New Delhi, India
2. Rautray D Armed Forces Medical Services, Command Hospital (Air Force), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9788184481525
Speciality Oncology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10195
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2008
Pages 408
Book Type Professional


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