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‘This book creates new ground for all health professionals working in cancer care to read, enjoy, look at and question their practice.’ Caroline Adcock, Clinical Practice Educator – Haematology and Oncology, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Cancer and Cancer Care is a complete study of cancer, the care of people with the disease and its impact on everyday life. Addressing the physical and psychosocial aspects of the illness in detail, it covers all fundamental aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, survival and aspects of psychosocial support for all those affected by cancer: patients, their families, and their healthcare providers. Specialist chapters focus on the unique challenges of providing cancer care to populations with particular needs, including older adults; children and young people, those with learning disabilities and those with mental health problems. Every chapter includes:  – A review of the latest theory and evidence on over 30 separate topic areas  – Reflective questions which challenge readers to reappraise what they have learned  – Chapter overviews and chapter summaries which highlight the key points  – Further reading to support evidence-based practice and learning The book is essential reading for all those on cancer care courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It will be valuable reading for nurses, oncologists, psychologists, social workers and all healthcare practitioners and researchers working with people affected by cancer. ?

Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
Elaine Lennan
Chapter outline
  • How chemotherapy works
  • Normal cell division and the cell cycle
  • Classification of cytotoxic drugs
  • Combination chemotherapy
  • Treatment intentions
  • Approaches to chemotherapy treatment
  • Routes of administration
  • The physical, psychological and social impact of common toxicities and their management
Introduction

Treatment of disease with chemicals in the ...

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