Cervical Cancer: Contemporary Management

by K Chitrathara, Shalini Rajaram, Amita Maheshwari

The book “Cervical Cancer: Contemporary Management” is a complete guide to the treatment and management of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. The book begins with the screening, diagnosis of cervical cancer and then it discusses on pathology, surgical management, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and management of the disease recurrence. It is organized into 8 sections and 33 chapters. Section 1 emphasizes on both conventional and new screening methods to prevent or diagnose cervical cancer at an early stage and the pathology of cervical cancer is discussed in section 2. Surgical management of cervical cancer can be achieved successfully in all respects. All surgical techniques ranging from radical trachelectomy, radical abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy, radical vaginal hysterectomy and the complications of surgery are explained in detail. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which are used to manage early advance stage of the disease, are explained in detail with principles and techniques. The role of chemotherapy, which has represents the only treatment option for the majority of patients with recurrent or metastatic disease, is reviewed in section 5. The role of imaging techniques in cervical cancer, special case scenarios are described in later sections. Section 8 deals about the specialty of Palliative Medicine, which entails the simultaneous management of the physical symptoms along with the psychological, social and spiritual aspects, are illustrated.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Chitrathara K
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
2. Rajaram Shalini
University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India
3. Maheshwari Amita Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
ISBN 9789350255827
Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11500
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2012
Pages 348
Book Type Professional


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