Key Features

  • Practical, clinical information provided in a concise outline format.
  • Clear, consistent organization makes information easy to find.
  • Topics are listed at the beginning of each chapter with corresponding book pages numbers to facilitate ease of use.
  • Written by an experienced practitioner and author.
  • Oncologic Emergencies chapter details 12 different emergencies.
  • Covers important end-of-life and psychosocial issues with chapters on Hospice & Palliative Care and Grief & Bereavement Issues.
  • Includes chapters on support therapies such as Complementary, Alternative, & Herbal Medicine, Hormonal Therapy, and Nutrition.
  • Symptom Management chapter helps practitioners identify and share important comfort information with patients.
  • Appendix includes the most commonly prescribed chemotherapeutic agents and pain medications for cancer patients.
  • Spiral binding allows easy carrying and reference while in a clinical setting.

Table of Contents

Unit I: General Cancer Principles & Concepts
1. Pathophysiology
2. Genetics
3. Epidemiology
4. Prevention, Screening, and Detection (PSD)
5. Diagnostic & Staging
6. Research and Cancer Clinical Trials

Unit II: Cancer Types
7. Brain and CNS Cancers
8. Breast Cancer
9. Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers
Colorectal
Esophagus
Gallbladder
Gastric
Liver
Pancreas
Small Intestine
10. Genitourinary Cancers
Bladder
Penile
Prostate
Renal
Testicular
11. Gynecological Cancers
Cervix
Ovary
Uterus
Vagina
Vulva
Fallopian Tube
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)
12. Head and Neck Cancers
13. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and related cancers
14. Leukemia
Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Hairy Cell Leukemia
15. Lung Cancers
16. Lymphoma
Hodgkin’s Disease
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
17. Multiple Myeloma
18. Skin Cancers
Basal Cell Cancer
Squamous Cell Cancer
Malignant Melanoma
19. Pediatric Cancers
Leukemia
Osteogenic Sarcoma
Ewing’s Sarcoma
Neuroblastoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Retinblastoma
Brain and Intraspinal Malignancies
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (MHL)
Hodgkins Disease (HD)
Wilms’ Tumor

Unit III: Cancer Treatment, Therapies, And Management
20. Surgical Oncology
21. Radiation Therapy
22. Chemotherapy
23. Biotherapy
24. Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
25. Pharmacological and Infusion Therapies
Antiemetics
Blood and Blood Products, Transfusion Therapies
Vascular Access Devices
26. Complementary, Alternative Therapies and Herbal Medicines
27. Hormonal Therapy
28. Nutrition
29. Symptom Management
Alopecia
Ascites
Constipation
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Hemorrhagic Cystitis
Myelosuppressio

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323080965

About the author

Shirley Otto

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Formerly Clinical Nurse Specialist, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, KS