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Contemporary Issues in Colorectal Cancer : A Nursing Perspective - Deborah T. Berg

Contemporary Issues in Colorectal Cancer

A Nursing Perspective

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780763714758
Number Of Pages: 304

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Nurses must have the most up-to-date information possible in order to provide accurate patient education and competent nursing care to patients with colorectal cancer. This book addresses those issues in a very concise and thorough manner. Chapters on risk factors, screening and prevention, diagnosis, different treatment modalities, and symptom management are included.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Epidemiology and Risk of Cancer of the Colon or Rectump. 1
Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Detection: Detectable, Treatable, and Curablep. 17
Prevention Strategies and the Diet Connectionp. 35
Cellular Characteristics, Pathophysiology, and Disease Manifestations of Colorectal Cancerp. 53
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Stagingp. 65
Treatment Decision Makingp. 81
Surgical Aspects of Colon Cancerp. 105
Radiation Therapyp. 135
Systemic Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancerp. 157
Novel Agents in Colorectal Cancerp. 191
Management of Hepatic Diseasep. 203
Quality-of-Life Issues for Individuals with Colorectal Cancerp. 223
Colon Cancer and Alcoholismp. 237
Advanced Disease: Symptom Management Strategiesp. 241
Colorectal Cancer Resources for Patients, Families, and Professionalsp. 255
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780763714758
ISBN-10: 0763714755
Series: Jones and Bartlett Series in Oncology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66