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Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing


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Introduction 1: Introduction The Cancer Problem 2: Cancer epidemiology 3: Cancer biology 4: Cancer prevention and screening The Experience of Cancer 5: Living with and beyond cancer 6: Gail Eva: The social experience of cancer Supportive and palliative care 7: Supportive care 8: Patient information and involvement 9: Psychological, social, and spiritual support 10: Gail Eva: Rehabilitation of the cancer patient 11: Complementary therapies 12: Susi Lund: Palliative care 13: Ethics in cancer care Clinical management of cancer 14: Diagnosis and staging 15: Surgery and cancer 16: Paula Horne and Richard Brown: Radiotherapy 17: Systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) 18: Toby Eyre: High dose therapy (autologous transplant) 19: Toby Eyre: Allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation 20: Clinical trials Management of major cancers 21: Bone and soft tissue cancers 22: Breast cancer 23: Central nervous system cancer 24: Colorectal cancer 25: Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) 26: Endocrine cancers 27: Anne Margrethe Phillips: Upper gastrointestinal cancers 28: Sammi Kaur-Gill: Genitourinary cancers 29: Gynaecological cancers 30: Toby Eyre: Haematological cancers 31: Head and neck cancers 32: HIV related malignancies 33: Lung cancer 34: Heidi Allen: Skin cancer 35: Karen Sherbourne: Teenage and young adult cancer Symptom management 36: Assessment 37: Toby Eyre: Bone marrow suppression 38: Toby Eyre: Blood product support 39: Thrombosis 40: Altered bowel function 41: Cancer-related breathlessness 42: Cancer-related fatigue 43: Malignant effusions 44: Nausea and vomiting 45: Nutritional disorders 46: John Curtin: Pain management 47: Susi Lund: Symptom management at the end of life 48: Psychological reactions to cancer 49: Other psychological problems encountered in people with cancer 50: Bridget Taylor: Sexuality and cancer 51: Skin and mucosal alterations Oncological emergencies 52: Oncological emergencies

About the Author

Mike Tadman is an Acute Oncology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, working at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. He specialises in neuroendocrine tumours, and has published multiple papers on reviews of practice and methods of monitoring disease progression. He is involved with NET Natter, an Oxford-based support and networking group for people affected by neuroendocrine tumours. Dave Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Cancer and Palliative Care at Oxford Brookes University, where he has worked since 1999. As a nurse specialising in the care of people with cancer and haematological conditions, he worked in the Oxford Psycho-oncology Service from 1995 until 2014. His interests include communication and psychological interventions in healthcare, and global aspects of health and education. He edited Mental Health Liaison: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, and he is author of Psychosocial Nursing Care. A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person. Mark Foulkes has been in post as Nurse Consultant and Lead Cancer Nurse at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust since 2007. He trained as a general nurse at St Marys Hospital in Paddington, qualifying in 1991. He links with Oxford Brookes University and lectures there on a regular basis. He works clinically on the Acute Oncology Team and in 2016 received a 'Pride of Reading' award for his work with cancer patients. In 2018 he was elected to the board of the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS). Mark has presented and written on a range of subjects and has a particular interest in nurse-led services, innovative approaches to chemotherapy and the political backdrop to cancer services.


`Review from previous edition This is a gem of a book. It is easy to use, practical and informative - a must for qualified nurses and nursing students involved in cancer care.' Nursing Standard `This is a great little book rather like the small book of all things medical written for doctors. Covers all the essentials of cancer nursing in an almost pocket sized book. All info easily found in a hurry and understood by both experienced and not so experienced cancer nurses. A wealth of knowledgeable contributors makes this a "must have" in personal libraries as well as an "at hand" resource in clinical areas delivering all aspects of cancer nursing care.' A reviewer on Amazon.co.uk

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