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Fast Facts: Colorectal Cancer, 3rd edn

By Irving Taylor,
Julio Garcia-Aguilar and
Robyn Ward

Published 2010

96 pages, 29 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-905832-02-6

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Early detection is essential if patients are to be offered the best chance of survival from colorectal cancer. Many of the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the development of this disease are now well recognized. In addition, new drug therapies have changed the way colorectal cancer is treated.

Fast Facts: Colorectal Cancer delivers concise and highly practical information on all aspects of this all too common disease. This fully updated third edition provides invaluable information for the primary care team, who are key to the screening and diagnosis of the disease, and essential to the provision of optimal support services.

Written by three international specialists, this new edition has been substantially revised and expanded, and includes: 

  • Discussion of the latest therapeutic developments in both the adjuvant and metastatic setting
  • Updated information on the genetic factors that contribute to development of the disease
  • Expert guidance on diagnosis, screening and treatments

Contents

  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology
  • Clinical presentation
  • Diagnosis and staging
  • Screening and surveillance
  • Treatment of the primary disease
  • Large bowel obstruction
  • Advanced and recurrent disease
  • Multidisciplinary management
  • Future trends
  • Useful Resources

Review
'This is essential reading for busy general practitioners; gives all information on this important topic. Highly recommended.'   Nazar R Dessouki FRCS MRCS, Consultant Surgeon (Amazon review),
December 2010

'The facts are up-to-date and the authors must be congratulated for the readability of the book….Whilst this book is aimed primarily at GPs, it is recommended that medical and nursing students may find it useful, together with healthcare professionals who work with colorectal cancer patients'. Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health about the first edition 

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The authors

Irving Taylor

Professor of Surgery, Director of Medical Studies and Vice Dean, UCL Medical School, University College London, London, UK


Julio Garcia-Aguilar

Professor of Surgery, Chair, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, California, USA


Robyn Ward

Director of Area Cancer Services, South East Sydney and llawarra Area Health Service, Profesor of Medicine, POW Clinical School, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


 

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