Cancer in Children and Young People
The book is divided into six sections: Chemotherapy, Haematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation, General Surgery, Radiotherapy, Late Effects of cancer therapies, and Palliative Care. There is a brief commentary at the end of each section/chapter by a ‘novice’ author but experienced practitioner, highlighting to the reader what is already known and what the section/chapter adds to their current knowledge and practice.
Chapter 2: Chemotherapy agents.
Chapter 3: Administration of chemotherapy.
Chapter 4: Side effects of chemotherapy and supportive.
Chapter 5: Oncological emergencies.
Chapter 6: Future trends.
Commentary: Chemotherapy section.
Section 2: Haematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation.
Chapter 7: Background to HSCT procedure.
Chapter 8: Preparation for bone marrow transplant.
Chapter 9: Collection and infusion of bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells and umbilical cord blood.
Chapter 10: Protective isolation nursing issues.
Chapter 11: Complications of stem cell transplant.
Chapter 12: Discharge planning and the psychological care of the family.
Chapter 13: Staff support in stem cell transplant units.
Chapter 14: Further developments in stem cell transplant.
Commentary: Haematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation.
Section 3: Surgery.
Chapter 15: General surgery.
Commentary: General surgery.
Chapter 16: Neuro-oncology.
Chapter 17: Primary bone cancer in young people.
Commentary: Primary bone cancer in young people.
Section 4: Radiotherapy.
Chapter 18: The nature of radiotherapy.
Chapter 19: Administration of radiotherapy.
Chapter 20: Tumours and radiotherapy treatment.
Chapter 21: Acute and sub-acute side effects of radiotherapy.
Chapter 22: The role of radiotherapy and palliative care.
Section 5: Late effects of cancer therapies.
Chapter 23: Overview of long-term follow-up.
Chapter 24: Potential physical issues following cancer treatment.
Chapter 25: The role of the nurse in Long-Term Follow-Up.
Chapter 26: Health promotion for Long-Term Follow-Up patients.
Chapter 27: Quality of Life in long-term survivors of childhood cancer.