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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Theresa M. Yannaco, RN, MS, AOCN (Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center)
Description: This new book describes the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers of the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, genitalia, bone, skin, soft tissues, leukemia, and lymphomas. The book's appendixes cover the full ICD-9-CM classification of neoplastic disorders and chemotherapy drugs. At the end of each chapter is a helpful self-help test. Answers to these questions and the rationales appear at the back of the book.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to provide authoritative, easy-to-use, and up-to-date information for any health professional who cares for a patient with the diagnosis of cancer.
Audience: Targeted for all health care professionals who care for patients with a diagnosis of cancer, this book provides the information necessary to deliver comprehensive, humane, and cost-effective care.
Features: The overall clear and consistent organization of each of the book's seven chapters, quick reference staging chart, and the appendixes listing the chemotherapy drug protocols make this book a valuable quick reference guide for the busy health professional working with patients with a diagnosis of cancer in both acute and ambulatory oncology care settings.
Assessment: This book on neoplastic disorders is a valuable reference for the oncology health care professional. The consistent organization and the easy to follow disease staging charts make the information presented throughout this book both easy to use and understand. This book would be most appropriate for purchase by individual oncology health care practitioners, oncology health care facilities, or nursing/medical education libraries.