9780763701727

Pocket Guide to Colorectal Cancer

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  • ISBN13:

    9780763701727

  • ISBN10:

    0763701726

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
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Summary

This easy-to-use reference provides nurses with practical material that is useful in the day-to-day care of patients with colorectal cancer. Divided into five sections, the text covers: the basics of colorectal cancer; disease assessment; therapeutic approaches and nursing care; treatment of recurrent and metastatic colorectal cancer; and care of the individual with colorectal cancer. Quality of life, advanced symptom management, and survivorship are also explored and offer insight into the colorectal cancer experience.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I The Basics About Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, screening/Early Detection, and Prevention 1(84)
1 Epidemiology Trends: Incidence and Survival
3(10)
2 Risk Factors: The Role of Hereditary, Environmental, and Dietary Factors
13(24)
3 Screening and Early Detection Guidelines
37(32)
4 Emerging Prevention Strategies
69(16)
PART II Disease Assessment 85(40)
5 Natural History of Cancers of the Colon and Rectum: Pathophysiology and Disease Manifestations
87(14)
6 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Staging
101(24)
PART III Primary Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: Therapeutic Approaches and Nursing Care 125(72)
7 Surgical Aspects
127(26)
8 Radiation Therapy
153(26)
9 Adjuvant Chemotherapy
179(18)
PART IV Treatment of Recurrent and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 197(60)
10 Regional Treatment Approaches: Focus on Hepatic Disease
199(28)
11 Standard and Novel Systemic Treatment Options
227(30)
PART V Care of the Individual with Colorectal Cancer 257(84)
12 Treatment Toxicities and Symptom Management: Considerations for Nursing Practice
259(52)
13 Quality of Life Issues for Individuals with Colorectal Cancer
311(30)
APPENDIX A: Select Toxicities from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) Version 2.0 341(6)
APPENDIX B: National Cancer Institute Performance Scale 347(2)
APPENDIX C: Colorectal Cancer Resources for Patients, Families, and Professionals 349(10)
INDEX 359

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