An Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult With Cancer

Diane Cope | Anne Reb
Oncology Nursing Society


Winner of a 2006 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Gerontologic Nursing Category (Second Place)

Highlighting a recent frontier in the field of oncology, the highly specialized and individually tailored care of the older adult, this text provides you with a comprehensive guide to caring for this ever-growing patient population. Topics include

  • Cancer and the aging population
  • Research issues
  • Physiology of aging
  • Cancer screening
  • Pharmacologic issues
  • Nutritional care
  • Symptom management of pain
  • Sexuality
  • Spiritual and palliative care
  • Cancer survivorship.

You will also gain valuable information on a variety of cancers and their specific effect on older adults, including breast, colorectal, head and neck, lung, and prostate cancer; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; and hematologic malignancies and disorders. If you are caring for older adults with cancer, you should consider adding this text to your nursing library.

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