The development in radiotherapy has grown fast, so patient care
staff must deal with this development and the new aspect on care of
cancer patient. The basic structures in patient care have not
changed, that is; the patient and his care staff must be seen as
one team in the hospital. The patient is the reason for the
existence of this health organization as a whole, which has no
life, no purpose, and no value without him. This makes the patient
the most important person in the hospital. As the hospital
personnel share the common purpose of being there to serve
patients, so patients have in common the feature of being in need
of help. This book teaches some principals of radiotherapy and
chemotherapy and gives an introduction to care of cancer patients.
It gives a basic introduction to the concepts of psychological
aspects of cancer, as well as the basics of side effects and
toxicity of radiation and Chemotherapy treatment and a
comprehensive overview of how to treat them.