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By Gary H. Lyman, Jeffrey Crawford

Written with a broader standpoint and data, Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in healing Strategies provides cutting-edge administration concepts for the complete diversity of indicators, toxicities, and issues skilled via melanoma sufferers. as well as ''bread and butter'' subject matters equivalent to ache keep watch over and nausea and vomiting, the ebook comprises particular, ground-breaking discussions of symptom dimension, the position of development elements, and past due results and melanoma survivorship.

Written by means of key opinion leaders within the box, Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in healing Strategies :

  • assembles and synthesizes state of the art info into one handy source, aiding busy clinicians research the best supportive care concepts available
  • discusses rising cures and approaches
  • covers subject matters now not integrated in different melanoma supportive care books, equivalent to dimension of indicators, development components, thromboembolism, skeletal problems, fatigue, the aged melanoma sufferer, melanoma survivorship, and substitute and integrative therapies

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Moderate exercise training and natural killer cell cytotoxic activity in breast cancer patients. Int J Sports Med 1995; 16(5): 334–337. 62. McNeely ML, Campbell KL, Rowe BH, et al. Effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ 2006; 175(1): 34–41. 63. Conn VS, Hafdahl AR, Porock DC, et al. A meta-analysis of exercise interventions among people treated for cancer. Support Care Cancer 2006; 14(7):699–712. 64. Stevinson C, Lawlor DA, Fox KR.

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MANAGEMENT OF ANEMIA DURING CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY It is not well appreciated that anemia in cancer patients is frequently due to reversible factors such as iron loss in surgery, bleeding, or unsuspected nutritional deficiencies. In one recent study, 5% of anemic cancer chemotherapy patients being evaluated for eligibility for a clinical trial were found upon screening to have decreased serum vitamin B12 concentrations (10). Historically, the only available treatments for anemic cancer patients without these easily reversible causes were red cell transfusions and, ultimately, successful eradication of the underlying malignancy.

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