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Written by leaders in oncology nursing, the eighth edition of A Cancer Source Book for Nurses presents nurses, nursing students, nursing faculty, and other health professionals with the latest information on common cancers and strategies for nursing care. It provides clear, accessible information on incidence, risk factors, early detection, diagnostic evaluation and staging, prognosis, side effects and long-term sequelae, and nursing considerations for the most common cancers and treatments. An official American Cancer Society publication, this book serves as an excellent resource for any nurse who provides care to cancer patients.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Christine J. Egan, RN, MS, ONC (Vassar Brothers Hospital)
Description: This seventh edition of the American Cancer Society's Source Book for Nurses provides basic knowledge about the most common cancers and treatment modalities. It is a comprehensive reference book written by oncology nurse experts for nurses.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to provide a concise, up-to-date reference guide for nurses caring for the patient with cancer. It is written to reflect current knowledge and practice.
Audience: This book is targeted for nurses in every practice setting involved in providing care to the person with cancer. It is a valuable tool for nurses new to oncology as well as the more experienced oncology nurse. Nursing students will also find useful information as they begin to care for cancer patients.
Features: The seventh edition is expanded to include many new topics, including cancer in special populations, alternative and complementary methods of cancer management, and sexuality and sexual dysfunction. The chapter on screening and detection is more comprehensive than the previous edition. Current bibliographies are included at the end of each chapter for the reader who desires more in-depth information. Words printed in bold type throughout the text can be found in the glossary of terms. An extensive section on cancer resources in cancer care remains a vital part of this text.
Assessment: This edition is clear, concise, and well organized. It is an excellent reference book for nurses. Topics and information are easy to locate. Multiple tables, charts, and illustrations throughout the text add to the overall ease of use. In addition, the paperback format and condensed size make this book easy to handle and use. The print quality is much improved over the sixth edition. This text is a recommended addition to the library of all oncology nurses.
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Reviewer: Christine J. Egan, RN, MS, ONC(Vassar Brothers Hospital)
Description: This seventh edition of the American Cancer Society's Source Book for Nurses provides basic knowledge about the most common cancers and treatment modalities. It is a comprehensive reference book written by oncology nurse experts for nurses.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to provide a concise, up-to-date reference guide for nurses caring for the patient with cancer. It is written to reflect current knowledge and practice.
Audience: This book is targeted for nurses in every practice setting involved in providing care to the person with cancer. It is a valuable tool for nurses new to oncology as well as the more experienced oncology nurse. Nursing students will also find useful information as they begin to care for cancer patients.
Features: The seventh edition is expanded to include many new topics, including cancer in special populations, alternative and complementary methods of cancer management, and sexuality and sexual dysfunction. The chapter on screening and detection is more comprehensive than the previous edition. Current bibliographies are included at the end of each chapter for the reader who desires more in-depth information. Words printed in bold type throughout the text can be found in the glossary of terms. An extensive section on cancer resources in cancer care remains a vital part of this text.
Assessment: This edition is clear, concise, and well organized. It is an excellent reference book for nurses. Topics and information are easy to locate. Multiple tables, charts, and illustrations throughout the text add to the overall ease of use. In addition, the paperback format and condensed size make this book easy to handle and use. The print quality is much improved over the sixth edition. This text is a recommended addition to the library of all oncology nurses.
Christine J. Egan
This seventh edition of the American Cancer Society's Source Book for Nurses provides basic knowledge about the most common cancers and treatment modalities. It is a comprehensive reference book written by oncology nurse experts for nurses. The purpose of this book is to provide a concise, up-to-date reference guide for nurses caring for the patient with cancer. It is written to reflect current knowledge and practice. This book is targeted for nurses in every practice setting involved in providing care to the person with cancer. It is a valuable tool for nurses new to oncology as well as the more experienced oncology nurse. Nursing students will also find useful information as they begin to care for cancer patients. The seventh edition is expanded to include many new topics, including cancer in special populations, alternative and complementary methods of cancer management, and sexuality and sexual dysfunction. The chapter on screening and detection is more comprehensive than the previous edition. Current bibliographies are included at the end of each chapter for the reader who desires more in-depth information. Words printed in bold type throughout the text can be found in the glossary of terms. An extensive section on cancer resources in cancer care remains a vital part of this text. This edition is clear, concise, and well organized. It is an excellent reference book for nurses. Topics and information are easy to locate. Multiple tables, charts, and illustrations throughout the text add to the overall ease of use. In addition, the paperback format and condensed size make this book easy to handle and use. The print quality is much improved over the sixth edition. This text is arecommended addition to the library of all oncology nurses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763702427
  • Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning
  • Publication date: 11/4/1996
  • Series: Nursing Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

About the editors
Preface
List of contributors
Unit I Introduction to cancer nursing 1
Unit II Overview of cancer 11
1 The biology of cancer 13
2 Epidemiology of cancer 29
3 Cancer screening, early detection, risk reduction, and genetic counseling 41
4 Culturally competent care 59
5 Complementary and alternative medical approaches to management of cancer and symptoms 73
Unit III Treatment approaches 81
6 Surgical oncology 87
7 Chemotherapy 103
8 Radiation therapy 131
9 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 149
10 Biologic therapy 165
Unit IV Cancer sites 171
11 Breast cancer 173
12 Colorectal cancer 187
13 Prostate cancer 201
14 Lung cancer 215
15 Cancer in children and adolescents 229
16 Cancer of unknown primary sites 243
17 Leukemia 251
18 Lymphomas 265
19 Genitourinary cancers 277
20 Gynecologic malignancies 295
21 Other cancers 309
Unit V Introduction to the experience and management of symptoms 327
22 Myelosuppression 333
23 Cancer pain 349
24 Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms 361
25 Fatigue 379
26 Sleep problems 387
27 Anxiety and depression in the oncology setting 395
28 Respiratory/dyspnea 407
29 Cognitive impairment 415
30 Anorexia and weight loss 423
31 Skin and hair changes 435
32 Oncologic emergencies 447
33 Sexuality 467
34 Pediatric symptoms and responses 479
Unit VI Cancer care continuum 497
35 Psychosocial-spiritual responses to cancer and treatment : living with cancer 501
36 Cancer survivorship 513
37 End of life 523
Glossary 537
Index 559
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