By: J. Held-Warmkessel (Ed.)

ISBN: 9781890504854

Published by: Oncology Nursinig Society

Publication date: 2009

Pages: 190

Binding: Softcover

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Genitourinary Cancers

Providing you with information on cancers of the bladder, kidney (renal), penis, and testicle, Genitourinary Cancers helps you to effectively care for your patients with these cancers and their families. Prostate cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in men living in the United States, is discussed in another book within the site-specific cancer series, Prostate Cancer.

Chapters in this volume detail

  • Risk factors of genitourinary cancers
  • The anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary system (including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, penis, and scrotum)
  • Pathophysiology
  • Prevention, screening, and early detection
  • Treatment of genitourinary malignancies
  • Evidence-based practice's effect on urology oncology nursing care.

Because of the organs affected, these cancers have a significant impact on the lives of patients, their spouses, and partners. As such, a chapter is devoted to sexual function and sexual rehabilitation, with details on assessment tools and treatment options for men and women.

Errata: Table 8-3, page 105, inadvertently contained information that belongs in Table 8-1, page 101. Please print and insert the corrected tables into your copy of Site-Specific Cancer Series: Genitourinary Cancers. We apologize for the error, which will be corrected in subsequent printings.

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