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Cancer Source Book For Nurses / Edition 8

Cancer Source Book For Nurses / Edition 8

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A Cancer Source Book for Nurses, Eighth Edition is intended for nurses in every practice setting who are involved with providing care for cancer survivors, individuals with cancer, and those at risk for cancer.
The book covers the most common cancers and strategies for nursing care. Several new chapters have been added, including chapters on sexuality, alternative therapies, vascular access devices, clinical trials, and special populations; other chapters have been revised extensively to reflect current knowledge and trends, and include how to manage symptoms, the latest on cancer prevention and detection, childhood cancers, and survivorship issues. Chapters on the most common cancers include information on incidence, risk factors, early detection, diagnostic evaluation and staging, treatment, prognosis, side effects and long-term sequel, and nursing considerations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763732769
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 04/15/2004
Edition description: 8E
Pages: 580
Sales rank: 1,023,075
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editorsv
List of Contributorsviii
Unit IIntroduction to Cancer Nursing1
Unit IIOverview of Cancer11
1.The Biology of Cancer13
2.Epidemiology of Cancer29
3.Cancer Screening, Early Detection, Risk Reduction, and Genetic Counseling41
4.Culturally Competent Care59
5.Complementary and Alternative Medical Approaches to Management of Cancer and Symptoms73
Unit IIITreatment Approaches81
6.Surgical Oncology87
8.Radiation Therapy131
9.Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation149
10.Biologic Therapy165
Unit IVCancer Sites171
11.Breast Cancer173
12.Colorectal Cancer187
13.Prostate Cancer201
14.Lung Cancer215
15.Cancer in Children and Adolescents229
16.Cancer of Unknown Primary Sites243
19.Genitourinary Cancers277
20.Gynecologic Malignancies295
21.Other Cancers309
Unit VIntroduction to the Experience and Management of Symptoms327
23.Cancer Pain349
24.Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms361
26.Sleep Problems387
27.Anxiety and Depression in the Oncology Setting395
29.Cognitive Impairment415
30.Anorexia and Weight Loss423
31.Skin and Hair Changes435
32.Oncologic Emergencies447
34.Pediatric Symptoms and Responses479
Unit VICancer Care Continuum497
35.Psychosocial-Spiritual Responses to Cancer and Treatment: Living with Cancer501
36.Cancer Survivorship513
37.End of Life523

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