Biological Basis of Nursing: Cancer

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In line with a number of new governmental initiatives, in the Department of Health has prioritised improving cancer treatment and research, and is providing greater resources for cancer care. Nurse and their colleagues are at the forefront of these changes.

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

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'William Blows begins this book by stating: 'Life is all about biology.' He sees biology as a living and happening event, and his book explains the biology behind the hows and whys of cancer.' - Nursing Standard
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415327459
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William T. Blows RMN, RGN, RNT, OStJ, BSc (Hons), PhD, is Lecturer in Applied Biological Sciences at St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London. He is the author of The Biological Basis of Nursing: Clinical Observations (2001) and The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health (2002) also published by Routledge.

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Table of Contents

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
8 Male cancers 205
9 Metastases 225
10 Pain and analgesia 255
11 Nutrition and the cancer patient 285
12 The treatment of cancer 319
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