The most common types of cancer are of the breast, prostate, basal cell, colon, and lung. Learn more about coping with cancer by journaling and reading inspiring books and stories told by cancer patients and survivors. Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland, which is located just below a males bladder and surrounds the top portion of the tube that drains urine from the bladder urethra. An examination of your entire colon using a long, flexible tube equipped with a camera colonoscopy is one way to detect colon cancer and polyps. The biology of cancer is a textbook for undergraduate and graduate biology students as well as medical students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer. Basic cancer research focuses on biological mechanisms related to cancer. This illustration shows a normal prostate gland and a prostate with a tumor. Your health care provider may prescribe further testing to identify the stage of cancer. The objective of this book is to develop graded information from very basic to more sophisticated understanding of present knowledge about cancer. Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate a small walnutshaped gland in. Malignant cells, particularly those arising from the bone marrow or lymphatic system, may have a short generation time, and there usually are a smaller percentage of cells in g 0 resting phase. How cancer beginscells are the basic units that make up the human body.
Increased altered cell population thus likelihood of additional mutations is increased. Cancer is when the cells start to grow out of control. The basics of cancer and cancer care introduction cancer is a very common disease and every year cancers cause approximately one out of four deaths in the united states. Introductory chapters that provide the molecular, cellular, and genetic information needed to comprehend the material of the subsequent chapters will bring unprepared students up to speed for the rest of the book and will serve as a useful refresher for those with previous. Build your oncology nursing library with our evidencebased books. Introductory chapters that provide the molecular, cellular, and genetic information needed to comprehend the material of the subsequent chapters will bring unprepared students up to speed for the rest of the book. Understanding statistics used to guide prognosis and evaluate treatment. This expanded second edition continues the focus on the fundamentals of cancer and its treatment and incorporates current state of the knowledge to better.
The value of fatigue severity to rule out depression in older adult patients with cancer onf 2015, 424, e302e309 doi. Over 500,000 people in the united states and over 8 million people worldwide are dying every year from cancer. Each question or incomplete statement below is followed by four suggested answers or completions. Cells grow and divide to make new cells as the body needs them. Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.
Oncology deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tumors and cancers in the body, which also includes understanding the severity of the illness and devising a plan for longterm care of cancer patients. Chosen by people affected by cancer 2015 view page. What survival statistics mean and how they are used by doctors. A doctor who specializes in treating people with cancer is called an oncologist pronounced. Delivering patientcentered care across the continuum second edition member price. Learn introduction to the biology of cancer from johns hopkins university. We present a summer reading list of 15 mustreads that cover the history of genes and cancer, the link between socalled junk dna and. Cancer basics second edition oncology nursing society ebooks. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine colon.
Highly recommended books on alternative cancer treatments. While intended primarily for nonmajors, this forward looking cancer biology book will appeal to a wide ranging audience. Chapter 30 examines issues of ethics in the patients with cancer. For some students this may well meet all their needs, but for students wishing to undertake further studies in cancer this book will serve as a sound basis for more detailed or speci. Interprofessional, patientcentered approaches to the seasons of survival. Screening and lab testing are always required to properly diagnose, prevent, and treat different types of cancers. Like with most lifealtering, traumatic, and generally difficult situations, gathering information is the best plan of action postdiagnosis. Some of the mexican alternative cancer clinics are considered as good as any in the world.
I bought this book to study for the ocn certification tests for oncology nurses. I did cancer basics, which i thought was a great intro. Basic cancer care in oncology nursing flashcards quizlet. Since the publication of the first edition, cancer basics has provided thousands of nurses and nonnursing professionals working in oncology with a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the key concepts associated with the care of patients with cancer. I am going to take safe handling of hazardous drugs and symptom management ce next. Whether cancer has spread to other parts of the body metastatic or is limited to a certain area. From the foundations of cancer to issues of survivorship, this new textbook will provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with all the details and information needed to gain a true understanding of the basics of cancer. The cancer cells keep on growing and making new cells. May 25, 2018 described as a guide book for those diagnosed with cancer, life over cancer provides patients with the benefit of his knowledge and experience in treating cancer for thirty years. Clearly, not only is it an authoritative text book on the complex biology of cancer, it serves. Explore a variety of courses related to oncology and cancer care. Genetic testing, collecting your family history, and what to expect when meeting a genetic counselor. Basics of oncology provides an easily understood and general overview of the basic medical, scientific and clinical aspects of cancer.
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Explore the fundamentals of cancer and its care with this expanded and updated text. This introductory course provides a foundation for providing care to patients experiencing a cancer diagnosis, treatment complications, or trouble coping. Cervical cancer spreads primarily through direct extension, although lymphatic and hematogenous spread can result in distant metastases. Described as a guide book for those diagnosed with cancer, life over cancer provides patients with the benefit of his knowledge and experience in treating cancer for thirty years. Traditionally, clinical examination and crossprojectional imaging have been used to stage cervical cancer but are accurate in only 60% of cases. If the spread is not controlled, it can result in death. These titles can be purchased as a downloadable file that you can read on your desktop, laptop, or compatible mobile device. Written for nurses new to oncology and nonnursing professionals who are working in the specialty, cancer basics, edited by julia eggert, is a perfect resource for. At its most basic, cancer is a disease of the genes in the cells of our body. Crchd offers two funding opportunities which focus on investigating biological variations across racially and ethnically diverse populations that may contribute to cancer disparities.
The book presents the principles of cancer biology in an organized, cogent, and. What is the best book to start reading about cancer from the. What is the best book to start reading about cancer from the basics. These might include blood tests, in which blood cells are examined under a microscope for problems, xrays, or an mri, a test that can be used to detect tumors. The following sample questions are representative of actual test content, difficulty level, and question format. Generation time is the time required for a cell to complete a cycle in cell division see figure the cell cycle and give rise to 2 daughter cells. For instance, cancer cells in the lung can travel to the bones and grow there. Cancer is a chronic disease where the body produces abnormal cells that have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. I hope these classes will help me to prepare for the ocn. Some authors use the term to refer to allergic reactions, and others use it to refer to infusionrelated side effects, such as fever, chills, and rigors, seen with many of the newer targeted therapies. I felt like it went into depth on information that.
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Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. The oncology nursing society ons is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. The number of cancer cases in the us has been declining since 1992 and the cure rate for some cancers is higher than it has ever been. Cancer basics second edition cancer basics second edition chapter 5 cancer detection measures.361 1404 290 27 930 307 746 771 267 1192 427 856 1534 541 1172 1512 1281 998 457 1554 1128 82 437 1283 1115 401 1609 1192 11 1208 23 1056 460 589 830 321