Site-Specific Cancer Series

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Cancers

Cancers of the liver and pancreas remain challenging problems in oncology, with the five-year survival rates still dire for both types of cancer – 14%, overall, for all forms of liver cancer, according to a report from the American Cancer Society in 2012. The latest book in the Site-Specific Cancer Series provides an up-to-date examination of cancers of the liver, bile duct, and gallbladder and exocrine and endocrine tumors of the pancreas.

Chapters in Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Cancers explore the diagnosis, treatments options, patient management, and emerging therapies for pancreatic exocrine and endocrine tumors, gallbladder cancer and bile duct tumors, primary hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver metastases. In addition, chapters also provide you with information on quality of life and symptom management, nutritional challenges for patients with these types of cancers as well as nutrition symptoms and management strategies, advance care planning, and the economic and social challenges faced by patients with pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers.

Liver and pancreatic cancers are difficult diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and are often met with poor outcomes. Caring for patients with these types of cancers can also be challenging – with complex treatment plans, complicated side effect management, and difficult nutrition management – and this new book provides you with the information and details you’ll need to properly care for an at-risk patient population.

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Skin Cancer

Despite advances in oncology, dermatology, and genetics, the most commonly occurring cancer in the United States is skin cancer. Written by oncology and dermatology nurse experts, the latest volume in the site-specific cancer series provides a comprehensive review for nurses caring for patients who have been diagnosed cancer of the skin.

Skin Cancer discusses the etiology and pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, prevention, treatment, and relevant research for skin cancer. Cancers covered include melanoma basal call, squamous cell, Merkel cell, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The book also provides a discussion of treatment modalities used in each type of skin cancer, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunologic, biologic, and targeted therapies.

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Prostate Cancer

This volume in the Site-Specific Cancer Series highlights one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States and the second most lethal cancer among men. Chapters in Prostate Cancer detail diagnosis and staging; screening, risk, prevention, and prognosis; treatment modalities for prostate cancer, implications for nursing; survivorship issues; and contributions of nursing research to the care of patients with prostate cancer.

Interested in learning more about the treatment of prostate cancer? Take the Site Specific Cancer Series: Prostate Cancer Course . This text is used as required reading in the course.

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Lung Cancer (Second Edition)

Published in 2004, Lung Cancer was the first volume in the site-specific cancer series, providing a comprehensive review of one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Newly updated and expanded to reflect the changes in the field over the past seven years, this second edition incorporates the latest evidence and details in prevention, detection, and management.

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Gynecologic Cancers

Nurses who care for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers are faced with a complex and unique set of challenges. Knowledge is needed, not only in the management of a single cancer, but many cancers that may affect the reproductive tract. Nurses must understand how to care for women who are undergoing treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation as well as the psychosocial needs of the survivor. This kind of holistic care touches the very core of both the women with cancer and many of the nurses that will treat them as, inevitably, they must confront “hot-button” issues related to female sexuality, infertility, hereditary causes of cancer, even past and present sexual encounters. This volume in the Site-Specific Cancer Series gives oncology nurses the tools needed to provide effective care to this challenging patient population.

Gynecologic Cancers provides an overview of the current evidenced-based information on the major types of gynecologic cancers, causes, screening and preventive strategies, as well as the current surgical, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments used to treat all stages of the cancers. Chapters in this new volume include anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the female reproductive tract; prevention and early detection of cancers of the cervix, ovaries, and endometrium; preinvasive disease of the cervix, vulva, and vagina; invasive cervical cancer; endometrial cancer; epithelial ovarian cancer; fallopian tube carcinoma, and primary peritonal carcinoma; nonepithelial ovarian cancer; gynecologic sarcomas; trophoblastic disease; vulvar and vaginal cancers; pelvic exenteration and reconstruction; acute symptom management; and long-term symptom management. If you are involved the complex treatment of women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers, you’ll want to add this book to your nursing library!

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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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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Gastrointestinal Cancers

This volume in the site-specific cancer series examines cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including those of the esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, and anus. In many cases, with proper screening, these cancers can be prevented and, when detected and treated at an early stage, cured.

The need for education is great, for both oncology nurses and patients with cancer, and this text will provide you with the resources you and your patients need to stay informed. Chapters include

  • An overview of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Biology
  • Prevention and screening
  • Esophageal and gastric cancers
  • Colorectal and anal cancers
  • Nursing care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers
  • Symptom management of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Evidence-based practice.

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Central Nervous System Cancers

Considered one of 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% of CNS cancers metastasizing to the brain. Site-Specific Cancer Series: Central Nervous System Cancers details the 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 issues 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 new 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.

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Breast Cancer (Second Edition)

With more than 3,300 copies sold since 2007, Breast Cancer has been one of the most commonly used titles in the site-specific cancer series. The newly updated and expanded second edition provides you with current information on the care and needs of patients and their families affected by breast cancer.

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Site-Specific Cancer Series: Head and Neck Cancer

Caring for patients with head and neck cancer presents tremendous nursing challenges in all practice settings. Although new surgical techniques and treatments have improved function, cosmesis, and symptom management, individuals with head and neck cancer still have unique physiologic and psychosocial needs. Patients may suffer through facial disfigurement and the multiple sensorimotor functional impairments associated with treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Head and Neck Cancer reviews all aspects of this disease, including

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Patient assessment
  • Surgical management of head and neck malignancies
  • Radiation treatment and symptom management
  • Chemotherapy
  • Postoperative management of the head and neck surgical patient
  • Survivorship
  • Nursing research issues.

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