Nursing Care of Women With Cancer

Nursing Care of Women With Cancer

by Karen Dow RN, PhD, FAAN


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Nursing Care of Women with Cancer includes comprehensive coverage of the treatment needs and effects of different types of cancer on diverse female populations - including women of childbearing age and minorities - in all phases of clinical trials. It includes 6 key sections: Global Perspectives, Major Cancers, Physical and Psychosocial Response, Maintaining Health, Social and Family Issues, and Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Women. This is an ideal resource for any nurse caring for women with cancer.

• Written by leading experts in the field
• Covers the most common female cancers in detail: lung; breast; cervical; ovarian; endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, and other gynecological; colorectal cancers; and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
• Each chapter provides information on the various stages, from prevention through advanced disease.
• A unique section on physical and psychosocial response includes topics such as osteoporosis and cancer; lymphedema; aches, pain, and neuropathy; chronic wounds; anxiety and depression; body image and sexual functioning; fatigue; and nutrition.
• Includes an entire chapter on complementary and alternative therapies.
• Contains chapters on spouse and family considerations, and work considerations.
• An entire section on culturally and ethnically diverse women includes chapters on hidden populations (lesbian, unmarried/unpartnered, and older women), African-American, Asian, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Latino, and rural women.
• An appendix features commonly used medications for women with cancer, assessment tools, and other resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323036399
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 05/05/2006
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Beat and Jill Kahli Endowed Chair, Oncology Nursing, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

Table of Contents

1. Women’s Health and Cancer

2. Advocacy of Women with Cancer

3. Genetics and Genomic Information

4. Lung cancer

5. Breast cancer

6. Cervical Cancer

7. Ovarian Cancer

8. Endometrial, Vulvar, Vaginal, and Other Gynecological cancers

9. Colorectal cancer

10. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

11. Osteoporosis and Cancer

12. Lymphedema

13. Aches, Pain, and Neuropathy

14. Chronic Wounds

15. Anxiety and Depression

16. Body Image and Sexual Functioning

17. Fatigue

18. Nutrition

19. Sleep and Wakefulness

20. Physical Activity in Women Cancer Survivors

21. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM)

22. Spouse and Family Considerations

23. Work Considerations

24. Hidden Populations of Women

25. African American Women and Cancer

26. Asian Women and Cancer

27. American Indian and Alaskan Native Women and Cancer

28. Latino Women and Cancer

29. Rural Women and Cancer


A. Commonly Used Medications for Women with Cancer

B. Assessment Tools

C. Other Resources

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