Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer: A Nursing Perspective
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2003 - Medical - 322 pages
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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SEPARATING OUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LUNG
BIOLOGY OF LUNG CANCER
CONTROVERSIES IN DETECTION AND SCREENING
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