Biological Basis of Nursing: Cancer

Biological Basis of Nursing: Cancer

by William T. Blows
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415327458

ISBN-13: 9780415327459

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Presenting specialized biological information on what cancer is, this book looks at how it damages the body, and how cancer treatments work. Engaging, accessible and illustrated throughout, this unique text:

  • explains the basic biology of cancer
  • discusses the biology of the wide range of common cancers
  • identifies and explains the

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Overview

Presenting specialized biological information on what cancer is, this book looks at how it damages the body, and how cancer treatments work. Engaging, accessible and illustrated throughout, this unique text:

  • explains the basic biology of cancer
  • discusses the biology of the wide range of common cancers
  • identifies and explains the biological causes of cancer
  • explains drug action in chemotherapy and analgesia
  • explains the link between diet and cancer, and how diet is important in cancer therapy
  • discusses the biological basis of a range of nursing skills linked to cancer.

Providing nurses with the essential knowledge required for working with cancer patients and their families, this book will enable them to work with current and new forms of cancer treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415327459
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Cell Biology and Cancer 2. The Causes of Cancer 3. Body Defences Against Cancer 4. Blood and Lymphatic Cancers 5. Cancers of the Digestive Tract 6. Cancers of the Respiratory and Renal System 7. Cancers in Women 8. Male Cancers 9. Metastases 10. Pain and Analgesia 11. Nutrition and the Cancer Patient 12. The Treatment of Cancer Index

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