Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-26
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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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, Second Edition 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. New to this edition: Chapter 10: D yspnea management: A biopsychosocial approach and  Chapter 14:  Navigators helping during the cancer journey  

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Overview of Small Cell Lung Cancer and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancerp. 1
Separating Out the Differences Between Lung Cancersp. 3
Biology of Lung Cancerp. 17
Controversies in Detection and Screeningp. 33
Oncology Treatment Modalitiesp. 45
Managing Patients Through Thoracic Surgeryp. 47
Chemotherapy and Lung Cancerp. 65
New Advances in Radiotherapy for Lung Cancerp. 107
Special Issues Facing Individuals with Lung Cancerp. 117
Surviving Fatiguep. 119
End-of-Life Carep. 131
Nutritional Issues Facing Lung Cancer Individualsp. 155
Dyspnea Management: A Biopsychosocial Approachp. 195
Environmental Risk: Indoor Radon Exposurep. 217
Psychosocial Issues of Individuals with Lung Cancerp. 231
Living with Hope: Lung Cancerp. 233
Meaning of Illness in Cancerp. 245
Assistance and Resources for Individuals Facing Lung Cancerp. 255
Navigators Helping During the Cancer Journeyp. 257
Support Programs for Individuals with Lung Cancerp. 275
Understanding and Treating Tobacco Dependence in Adults with Lung Cancerp. 283
Media and Future Research Directionsp. 301
Battling Biases: Nursing, Lung Cancer, and the Mediap. 303
Challenges of Conducting Research in Women with Lung Cancerp. 315
Evidence-Based Practice and the Healthcare Professionalp. 323
When Lung Cancer Consumers Seek Evidencep. 335
Indexp. 353
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