A Cancer Source Book for Nurses / Edition 7

A Cancer Source Book for Nurses / Edition 7

by American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society (ACS) Publishing Staff, Claudett Varricchio
     
 

Varricchio (National Institute of Nursing Research) presents nurses, nursing students, nursing faculty, and other health professionals with the latest information on common cancers and strategies for nursing care. Leaders in oncology nursing provide accessible information on incidence, risk factors, early detection, diagnostic evaluation and staging, prognosis, side… See more details below

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Varricchio (National Institute of Nursing Research) presents nurses, nursing students, nursing faculty, and other health professionals with the latest information on common cancers and strategies for nursing care. Leaders in oncology nursing provide accessible information on incidence, risk factors, early detection, diagnostic evaluation and staging, prognosis, side effects, and long-term sequelae. This eighth edition includes new chapters on advances in symptom management, current information on the biology of cancer, expanded coverage of underserved populations, and new perspectives on pediatric oncology. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763702427
Publisher:
Jones & Barlett Learning
Publication date:
11/04/1996
Series:
Nursing Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

About the editors
Preface
List of contributors
Unit IIntroduction to cancer nursing1
Unit IIOverview of cancer11
1The biology of cancer13
2Epidemiology of cancer29
3Cancer screening, early detection, risk reduction, and genetic counseling41
4Culturally competent care59
5Complementary and alternative medical approaches to management of cancer and symptoms73
Unit IIITreatment approaches81
6Surgical oncology87
7Chemotherapy103
8Radiation therapy131
9Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation149
10Biologic therapy165
Unit IVCancer sites171
11Breast cancer173
12Colorectal cancer187
13Prostate cancer201
14Lung cancer215
15Cancer in children and adolescents229
16Cancer of unknown primary sites243
17Leukemia251
18Lymphomas265
19Genitourinary cancers277
20Gynecologic malignancies295
21Other cancers309
Unit VIntroduction to the experience and management of symptoms327
22Myelosuppression333
23Cancer pain349
24Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms361
25Fatigue379
26Sleep problems387
27Anxiety and depression in the oncology setting395
28Respiratory/dyspnea407
29Cognitive impairment415
30Anorexia and weight loss423
31Skin and hair changes435
32Oncologic emergencies447
33Sexuality467
34Pediatric symptoms and responses479
Unit VICancer care continuum497
35Psychosocial-spiritual responses to cancer and treatment : living with cancer501
36Cancer survivorship513
37End of life523
Glossary537
Index559

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