Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer: A Nursing Perspective

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Marilyn Haas
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Medical - 322 pages
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In the United States, lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death. Even more devastating is its five-year survival rate of only 15.8%. Despite these dismal facts, lung cancer receives little national attention and research and funding for lung cancer lags behind other cancers. The intent of Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer: A Nursing Perspective is to provide oncology nurses and healthcare professionals with in-depth information on the issues that surround this disease, so that they might impact both education and research and provide better care for their patients. Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer addresses all aspects of the disease from incidence, risk factors, and the biology of lung cancer, to the latest modes of treatment. Also discussed are controversies in the detection and screening of lung cancer, and the special issues facing individuals with lung cancer.
 

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Contents

SEPARATING OUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LUNG
3
Conclusions
9
Biological Alterations in Lung Cancer
16
CHALLENGES OF CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN WOMEN WITH
19
Large Cell Lung Cancer
22
ONCOLOGY TREATMENT MODALITIES
33
Operative Procedure
39
Improving Postoperative Care
45
Nutritional Care Planning
164
Summary
171
Depression and Cancer
177
RADON
185
PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH
201
QUALITY OF LIFE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH LUNG CANCER
213
MEANING OF ILLNESS
223
ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS FACING LUNG
232

Small Cell Lung Cancer SCLC
65
Summary
71
NEW ADVANCES IN RADIOTHERAPY FOR LUNG CANCER
83
SPECIAL ISSUES FACING INDIVIDUALS WITH LUNG CANCER
107
ENDOFLIFE CARE
129
NUTRITIONAL ISSUES FACING LUNG CANCER INDIVIDUALS
153
UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING TOBACCO DEPENDENCE
241
MEDIA AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
253
EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE AND THE HEALTH
281
WHEN LUNG CANCER CONSUMERS SEEK EVIDENCE
293
INDEX
307
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