Site-Specific Cancer Series: Gynecologic Cancers

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Catalog No.: Q20020
Publisher/Vendor: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Author: L. Almadrones-Cassidy (Author, Editor)
Pages: 208
Size: 8-1/2 x 1/2 x 11 inches
Format: Softcover Book
Site-Specific Cancer Series: Gynecologic Cancers (Q20020)

Nurses who care for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers are faced with a complex and unique set of challenges. Knowledge is needed, not only in the management of a single cancer, but many cancers that may affect the reproductive tract. Nurses must understand how to care for women who are undergoing treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, as well as the psychosocial needs of the survivor. This kind of holistic care touches the very core of both the women with cancer and many of the nurses who will treat them as, inevitably, they must confront hot-button issues related to female sexuality, infertility, hereditary causes of cancer, even past and present sexual encounters.

Site-Specific Cancer Series: Gynecologic Cancers gives oncology nurses tools to provide care to this challenging patient population. Gynecologic Cancers provides an overview of the evidenced-based information on the major types of gynecologic cancers, causes, screening and preventive strategies, as well as the current surgical, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments used to treat all stages of the cancers.

Chapters in this volume of the Site-Specific Cancer Series include anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the female reproductive tract; prevention and early detection of cancers of the cervix, ovaries, and endometrium; preinvasive disease of the cervix, vulva, and vagina; invasive cervical cancer; endometrial cancer; epithelial ovarian cancer; fallopian tube carcinoma, and primary peritoneal carcinoma; nonepithelial ovarian cancer; gynecologic sarcomas; trophoblastic disease; vulvar and vaginal cancers; pelvic exenteration and reconstruction; acute symptom management; and long-term symptom management.