Site-Specific Cancer Series: Central Nervous System Cancers

Deborah Allen | Laurie Rice
9781890504984
Oncology Nursing Society
2011
152
Softcover

Overview

Considered among the most devastating and frightening of all cancers, cancers of the central nervous system (CNS) attack the complex organs that control not only the CNS but also the peripheral nervous system and many of the voluntary and involuntary body systems, with 20%–40% metastasizing to the brain. Site-Specific Cancer Series: Central Nervous System Cancers details cancers of the brain and spinal cord. Chapters examine issues such as

  • Anatomy and physiology of the brain and spine
  • Patient assessment
  • Pathology, histology, and molecular markers of primary brain tumors
  • Adult and pediatric cancers of the brain and spinal cord.

Other topics include treatment modalities (surgical treatments, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy), as well as pediatric therapeutic modalities, symptom management and psychological issues, and the current state of evidence-based practice. This volume will guide you in treating your patients and providing sensitive and realistic care that optimizes quality of life and hopefulness for patients who may feel pain and fear.

 

Keywords: central nervous system, CNS

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