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In 11 chapters organized by organ system, this slim book focuses on the complications of cancer, but not of its treatment. This is both its strength and weakness. Because most general medicine texts devote few pages to the management of malignancies and their complications, a book on this topic is needed, but to imagine a patient unaffected by surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy is difficult. The failure to include more than brief and scattered mention of these effects is a serious drawback.
The organization and redundancy of subject matter require comment. Meningeal carcinomatosis is briefly mentioned in the chapter
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Medical Complications of Malignancy.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:890. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-890_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):890.
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