Surgical Oncology Nursing

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Surgical Oncology Nursing provides you a detailed examination of surgical patients with cancer from diagnosis to survivorship. The care of the surgical patient with cancer involves a diverse healthcare team with many hands touching the patient at different stages, and the editors of this new book bring a varied set of backgrounds, from nurse navigation to advanced practice nursing.

Chapters provide you with a full view of the process for a variety of patients with cancer. You'll gain details in areas such as diagnosis, preoperative and perioperative care, nutritional care, surgical wounds and ostomy care, as well as survivorship issues. In addition, you'll gain insight into implications for pediatric and geriatric patients. You'll also get details on surgical procedures used on patients with cancer, including robotic minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, intraoperative radiation therapy, and reconstructive surgery. The core of the book focuses on the surgical care needed for patients with different types of tumors. Surgical Oncology Nursing reviews a variety of tumor types, from breast cancer to skin cancer, and details the specifics for the care of each patient population. In all, 11 types of cancers are reviewed, providing you the comprehensive information you need.

Whether care is provided in a dedicated, oncology setting or within a diverse patient care environment, you'll need the type of knowledge found in Surgical Oncology Nursing to provide the best care possible for this unique patient population.

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Oncology Nursing Society
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Chapters 1-2 - Overview; Diagnosis of Cancer

Gail Wych Davidson
Kara L. Penne
Chapter 1 provides an overview of the history of surgical oncology, the goals and types of surgical procedures, and nursing care of surgical oncology patients. Chapter 2 details the diagnosis of cancer, including history and physical examination,...