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The Biological Basis of Nursing: Career presents specialised biological information on what cancer is, 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 a wide range of common cancer, identifies and explains the biological causes of cancer, explain drug action in chemotherapy and analgesia, explains the links between diet and cancer, and how diet is important in cancer therapy, discusses the biological basis of a range or nursing skills linked to cancer.
This book will provide nurses with the essential knowledge required for working with cancer patients and their families, and will enable them to work with current and new forms of cancer treatment. It will also be great use to clinical staff and nurse educators.
About the Author:
William T. Blows RMN, RGN, RNT, OStJ, BSc (Hons), PhD, is a Lecturer in applied Biological Science at St Bartholomew's School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
|1||Cell biology and cancer||1|
|2||The causes of cancer||33|
|3||Body defenses against cancer||65|
|4||Blood and lymphatic cancers||93|
|5||Cancers of the digestive tract||117|
|6||Cancers of the respiratory and renal systems||149|
|7||Cancers in women||173|
|10||Pain and analgesia||255|
|11||Nutrition and the cancer patient||285|
|12||The treatment of cancer||319|