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Understanding cancer is essential to providing effective nursing care to patients and families affected. This easy-to-use reference guide puts all the necessary information at your fingertips.
The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
The nature of cancer
The biology of cancer
How malignant tumours grow and spread
Local growth and damage to nearby tissues
Overall health status
Immune system function
Case study 1 Gerald Fergus
Spread to the lymphatic system and the lymph nodes
Spread to other parts of the body
Aetiology of Cancer
Cancer causing substances (carcinogens)
Staging and grading of cancer
Staging and investigations
Computerised Tomography Scan (CT Scan)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Endoscopy and surgery
Grading and investigations
Classes of chemotherapeutic drugs
Bone marrow and stem cell transplants
Hormonesand hormone antagonists
Cancer fast facts
Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer)
Caring for people with cancer
Palliative care and end of life care
These handy pocket-sized books equip the nursing and healthcare student with all the essential information and tips they need whilst studying and on placement. Concise and ideal for quick reference, they cover key areas from clinical skills, through drugs in use and infection control, to health promotion and palliative care.
Offering quick and easy access to selected survival guides, the Nursing and Health Survival Guide app is now available for your smartphone or tablet!