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Nursing care of women with cancer by Karen…

Nursing care of women with cancer

by Karen Hassey Dow

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Nursing Care of Women with Cancer includes comprehensive coverage of the treatment needs and effects of different types of cancer on diverse female populations - including women of childbearing age and minorities - in all phases of clinical trials. It includes 6 key sections: Global Perspectives, Major Cancers, Physical and Psychosocial Response, Maintaining Health, Social and Family Issues, and Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Women. This is an ideal resource for any nurse caring for women with cancer.Written by leading experts in the fieldCovers the most common female cancers in detail: lung; breast; cervical; ovarian; endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, and other gynecological; colorectal cancers; and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.Each chapter provides information on the various stages, from prevention through advanced disease.A unique section on physical and psychosocial response includes topics such as osteoporosis and cancer; lymphedema; aches, pain, and neuropathy; chronic wounds; anxiety and depression; body image and sexual functioning; fatigue; and nutrition.Includes an entire chapter on complementary and alternative therapies.Contains chapters on spouse and family considerations, and work considerations.An entire section on culturally and ethnically diverse women includes chapters on hidden populations (lesbian, unmarried/unpartnered, and older women), African-American, Asian, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Latino, and rural women.An appendix features commonly used medications for women with cancer, assessment tools, and other resources.

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