Radiation Therapy

1st Edition

A Guide to Patient Care


  • Marilyn Haas
  • William Hogle
  • Giselle Moore-Higgs
  • Tracy Gosselin Acomb
  • Key Features

    • UNIQUE! Covers care of patients receiving radiation or combined therapies (chemo/radiation).
    • Integrative Systems and Cancer Sites detailed in 13 core chapters.
    • An entire section on adjuvant therapies.
    • Includes several chapters devoted to special treatment modalities.
    • A supportive care section covering six common patient symptoms and concerns and how to care for them.
    • Covers special topics, such as geriatrics and complementary medicine, in relationship to radiation therapy.
    • Contains chapters on nursing research and clinical trials, evidence-based clinical guidelines, clinical outcomes and documents, and the role of the advance practitioner in radiation oncology.
    • Color insert with 5 photos of skin conditions and 2 prostate treatment plans.

    Table of Contents

    I. Overview

    1. Evolution of Radiation Oncology

    2. Basic Principles of Radiotherapy

    3. Radiation Protection/Safety

    II. Treatment Work-up and Planning

    4. Diagnosis and Staging

    5. Simulation and Treatment Planning

    III. Integrative Systems and Cancer Sites (Radiation Therapy/Chemotherapy)

    6. Central Nervous System Tumors

    7. Head and Neck Cancers

    8. Lung Cancer

    9. Breast Cancer

    10. Gastrointestinal Cancers/Colorectal

    11. Urinary Cancers

    12. Gynecologic Cancers

    13. Male Genitourinary Cancers

    14. Spinal Cord and Bone Metastases

    15. Skin Cancers

    16. Hodgkin’s Disease and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

    17. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    18. Non-malignant Tumors

    IV. Adjuvant Therapies

    19. Chemoradiation

    20. Combined Chemotherapy Safety

    21. Interventional Radiology Procedures

    22. Radioprotectants

    23. Radiopharmaceuticals

    V. Special Treatment Modalities

    24. Sterotactic Irradiation

    25. Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

    26. Total Body Irradiation/ Total Lymphoid Irradiation

    27. Hyperthermia

    28. Gliasite

    29. Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy

    VI. Special Supportive Nursing Care

    30. Radiodermatitis

    31. Pain

    32. Mucosititis

    33. Cancer and Nutrition

    34. Radiation-Induced Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

    35. Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

    VII. Dimensions of Clinical Practice

    36. Nursing Research and Clinical Trials

    37. Advance Practitioners in Radi


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