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Title A cancer source book for nurses / edited by Claudette Varricchio ; associate editors, Margaret Pierce, Carolyn L. Walker, Terri B. Ades.
Imprint Atlanta, Ga. : American Cancer Society, [1997]
Edition Seventh edition.

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Subject Cancer -- Nursing.
Neoplasms -- nursing.
Oncology Nursing.
Alt Name Varricchio, Claudette G., 1940-
NetLibrary, Inc.
American Cancer Society.
Description x, 484 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Edition Seventh edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585281491 (electronic bk.) : $33.75
OCLC # 45729867
Additional Format Original (DLC) 96029088 (OCoLC)35110176.
Table of Contents
 Preface / Terri B. Ades 
Unit 1Introduction to Cancer Nursing / Susan B. Baird1
Unit 2Overview of Cancer11
 1Incidence and Mortality / Karen Smith Blesch13
 2The Nature of Cancer / Jan Ellerhorst-Ryan27
 3Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment / Karen Billars Heusinkveld35
 4Cancer Screening and Early Detection / Marilyn Frank-Stromborg43
 5Special Populations / Janice Phillips, Anne Belcher, J. Anne O'Neil56
Unit 3Treatment Approaches67
 6Cancer Clinical Trials / Mary S. McCabe69
 7Surgical Oncology / Cindy Stahl80
 8Radiation Therapy / Ryan R. Iwamoto91
 9Chemotherapy / Margaret Barton Burke103
 10Biotherapy / Elizabeth Abernathy122
 11Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / Cynthia R. King139
 12Alternative and Complementary Methods of Cancer Management / Nancy E. Kane152
Unit 4Nursing Management of Patient Responses159
 13Myelosuppression / Paula Trahan Rieger161
 14Common Clinical Problems / Anna R. Du Pen, Joan T. Panke174
 15Vascular Access Devices and Ambulatory Pumps Used in Cancer Treatment / Dawn Camp-Sorrel185
 16Nutritional Support / Gail M. Wilkes, Tracy Yemma200
 17Oncologic Emergencies / Brenda K. Shelton214
 18Sexuality, Sexual Dysfunction, and Cancer / Margaret Barton Burke231
 19Psychosocial Responses to Disease and Treatment / Ginette G. Ferszt, Ruth C. Waldman245
 20Rehabilitation / Frances K. Barg253
 21Palliative Care / James C. Pace260
Unit 5Site-Specific Cancers269
 22Cancers of the Head and Neck / Darlene W. Mood271
 23Lung Cancer / Elizabeth J. White284
 24Breast Cancer / Karen Hassey Dow295
 25Colorectal Cancer / Marlyn D. Boyd307
 26Urinary Tract Cancers / Julena Lind316
 27Male Genital Cancers / Debra L. Brock327
 28Gynecologic Malignancies / Virginia R. Martin335
 29Central Nervous System Cancers / Betty Owens349
 30Skin Cancers / Anne Marie Maguire359
 31Cancers of the Bone / Michele V. Bennett372
 32Leukemia / Colette N. Chaney, Patricia Jassak379
 33Lymphomas / Margie Graff Anderson390
 34Multiple Myeloma / Bonny Libbey Johnson401
 35Other Cancers / Deborah Lowe Volker410
 36Childhood Cancers / Marcia Rostad, Ki Moore423
App. IResources in Cancer Care / Marilyn Frank-Stromborg439
App. IIAmerican Cancer Society: Who We Are and What We Do / Terri B. Ades453
 Glossary / Linda Yoder457