Chapter 7. Supportive Care and Symptom Relief

  1. Robert Souhami CBE, MD, FRCP, FRCR, F Med Sci1 and
  2. Jeffrey Tobias MA (Cantab), MD, FRCP, FRCR2

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994887.ch7

Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition

Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Souhami, R. and Tobias, J. (2005) Supportive Care and Symptom Relief, in Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994887.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Director of Policy and Communication Cancer Research UK, London UK and Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Cancer Medicine University College London, London UK and Consultant in Clinical Oncology, The Meyerstein Institute of Oncology, The Middlesex Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 14 JUN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126366

Online ISBN: 9780470994887



  • cancer patients;
  • supportive care;
  • stoma care;
  • breast prostheses;
  • laryngectomy rehabilitation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Talking about the Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Support, Counselling and Rehabilitation

  • Cancer Treatment and the Quality of Life

  • Symptom Control [3,4]

  • The Care of the Dying

  • Cancer Quackery

  • References

  • Further Reading