Cancer in Children and Young People

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April 2008



Although rare, there are more than 1700 new cases of cancer each year in children and young people aged between 0-24 years. As a specific group in need of cancer care, children, young people and their families require quality care underpinned by knowledge and increasing expertise. This book presents an up-to-date and contemporary approach to the treatment and care of children and young people who have cancer.
Written by experienced practising contributors, Cancer in Children and Young People examines chemotherapy, haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, general surgery, radiotherapy and the late effects of cancer therapies.
Specifically it includes:
* Chemotherapy, administration issues, side effects and oncology emergencies
* Stem cell transplantation; potential complications, staff support, discharge planning and psychosocial issues for the family post stem cell transplant
* Commentary from an experienced practitioners
* In-depth exploration of key areas
This book is ideal for all nurses working in paediatric oncology centres, paediatric oncology shared care units, community children's nurses and nurses working with young people with cancer in tertiary, secondary and primary health-care. Cancer in Children and Young People will also benefit practice nurses, district nurses, allied health professionals and student nurses.


Chapter 1: Principles of chemotherapy.
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.
Commentary: 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.
EAN: 9780470058671
ISBN: 0470058676
Untertitel: Acute Nursing Care. 'Wiley Series in Nursing'. black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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