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Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

Cervical Cancer: A Guide for Nurses

Ruth Dunleavey

ISBN: 978-0-470-98804-6

Feb 2009

248 pages

Description

This is a comprehensive guide to cervical cancer for nurses. It is a practically-based text for clinical nurses who wish to consolidate and update their knowledge of cervical cancer. It is concise, containing comprehensive information for general practice together with useful references to facilitate more in-depth study. Thus it provides an invaluable resource for both the registered nurse with a general interest in cervical cancer and for the nurse specialist working in primary health, gynaecology, oncology and palliative care.

 As well as containing the essential chapters about the pathophysiology and treatment of cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer, the book also addresses specific nursing issues such as sexuality, fertility, and symptom control. Moreover it examines the bigger, global picture of the disease.  Full appreciation of global impact of cervical cancer on women involves an appreciation of the social, political and public health aspects of the disease – not only in the developed world but also in developing countries.

Acknowledgements.

1. Dysplasia, HPV and cervical cancer.

2. Pre-invasive disease, colposcopy and adenocarcinoma.

3. Surgery.

4. Radiotherapy.

5. Chemotherapy.

6. Psychological and Social Aspects of Cervical Cancer.

7. Fertility and menopause.

8. Cervical screening.

9. Cervical cancer in developing countries.

10. Cervical cancer vaccines.

“This is a high quality book, both in content and thoroughness.” (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)