By: J. Eggert (Ed.)
Published by: Oncology Nursing Society
Publication date: 2010
From the foundations of cancer to issues of survivorship, this best-selling textbook will provide you with all the information you need to gain a true understanding of the basics of cancer. Written for nurses new to oncology and non-nursing professionals who are working in the specialty, Cancer Basics is a perfect resource for training and education. Sections include
- Foundations: with chapters on the biology of cancer, staging and performance status, cancer epidemiology and prevention, genetic risk for developing cancer, cancer detection measures, and cultural differences in cancer care
- Treatment Options: featuring chapters on pharmacogenomics in the oncology setting, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biologics and targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, clinical trials, complementary and alternative medicine, and transplantation
- Symptom Management: with chapters detailing alopecia, cardiac and pulmonary toxicity, cognitive changes, dermatologic complications of cancer chemotherapies, gastrointestinal symptoms, genitourinary symptoms, hematologic issues, hepatic toxicities, hypersensitivity, pain, and peripheral neuropathy
- Issues for Cancer Survivors and Their Families: with chapters highlighting sexual and reproductive issues, developmental life stage considerations for cancer care, psychosocial issues, caring for adult childhood cancer survivors, and ethical issues.
Cancer Basics is also recommended as a study guide when preparing for nursing certification testing, and is a must have for your nursing resource library.
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