Gynaecological cancers represent the second most common group of cancers and the most common cause of cancer death in woman, but the needs of women with gynaecological cancer are frequently unrecognised and often neglected. A diagnosis of gynaecological cancer can threaten a woman's body image, fertility, sexuality, femininity, relationships, and various roles in life. Nurses and other health professionals who care for women with gynaecological cancer require a resource that covers a range of issues in depth and breadth if they are to provide comprehensive care. This book offers a rich resource of material - presented in a stimulating style. It provides expert, practical, person-centred, evidence-based advice for nurses and other health professionals who care for women with gynaecological cancer.
Setting the scene. Genetic susceptibility. Screening. Ovarian cancer. Cervical cancer. Endometrial cancer. Vulval cancer. Gestational trophoblastic disease. Uncommon cancers. Chemotherapy. Radiotherapy. Fertility. Menopause. Lower limb lymphoedema. Stomal care. Urinary difficulties. Psychosocial and spiritual care. Sexuality and body image. Social and cultural diversity. Palliative care. Advanced symptom management. Loss, grief, and bereavement.