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Oncology Nursing Secrets

Using a question-and-answer format, this book provides practical pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to enhance your oncology nursing skills and aid in effective decision-making when caring for your patients. Written by experts in the field, this reference provides insightful answers, bulleted lists, and tables so you get the best information in an easy-to-read format. Keep it on hand every day in the clinical setting, use it to review for certification, or add it to your professional library at home!

Paperback, 688 Pages

Published: August 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04457-8

Contents

  • I. CANCER OVERVIEW

    1. Carcinogenesis and Genetics

    2. Cancer Prevention and Detection

    3. Diagnosis and Staging

    II. TREATING CANCER

    4. Surgical Oncology

    5. Radiation Therapy

    6. Principles of Chemotherapy

    7. Tips for Administering Chemotherapy

    8. Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant

    9. Biologic and Targeted Therapy

    10. Clinical Trials

    11. Blood Components

    12. Vascular Access Devices (VAD)

    13. Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Therapies

    III. HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

    14. Hodgkin Lymphoma

    15. Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

    16. Multiple Myeloma

    17. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    IV. SOLID TUMORS

    18. AIDS-related Malignancies

    19. Bladder Cancer

    20. Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    21. Brain Tumors

    22. Breast Cancer

    23. Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

    24. Endocrine Cancers

    25. Gastric, Pancreatic, Hepatocellular and Gallbladder Cancers

    26. Gynecologic Cancers

    27. Head and Neck Cancers

    28. Lung Cancer

    29. Malignant Melanoma

    30. Prostate Cancer

    31. Renal Cell Carcinoma

    32. Testicular Cancer

    33. Cancer of Unknown Primary Sites (CUPs)

    V. SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT

    34. Depression, Distress, and Anxiety

    35. Diarrhea and Constipation

    36. Fatigue

    37. Lymphedema

    38. Mucositis

    39. Nausea and Vomiting

    40. Nutritional Support

    41. Organ Toxicities and Late Effects

    42. Pain Management

    43. Palliative Care

    44. Sexuality

    45. Sleep-Wake Disturbances

    VI. ONCOLOGIC EMERGENCIES

    46. Cardiac Tamponade

    47. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

    48. Hypercalcemia of Malignancy (HCM)

    49. Infections in Cancer Patients

    50. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

    51. Spinal Cord Compression

    52. Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

    53. Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS)

    VII. CARING FOR THE PERSON WITH CANCER

    54. Cancer and Pregnancy

    55. Culture and Ethnicity

    56. Religion and Spirituality

    57. Family and Caregiver Coping

    58. Survivorship

    59. Hospice Care

    60. Advance Directives, End of Life Decisions, and Ethical Dilemmas

    61. Caring for the Caregiver

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