Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy


Focusing on radiation oncology, this resource also provides information on combined modality (chemotherapy/radiation), newer technology, evidence-based guidelines, special patient populations, and in-depth management interventions and patient teaching. In addition to the comprehensive presentations of cancer sites and radiobiology, Radiation Therapy has new special topics on supportive nursing care and clinical practice, addressing the needs of personnel caring for radiation therapy patients in various situations.
  • UNIQUE! Covers care of patients receiving radiation or combined therapies (chemo/radiation).
  • Integrative Systems and Cancer Sites detailed in 13 core chapters.
  • An entire section on adjuvant therapies.
  • Includes several chapters devoted to special treatment modalities.
  • A supportive care section covering six common patient symptoms and concerns and how to care for them.
  • Covers special topics, such as geriatrics and complementary medicine, in relationship to radiation therapy.
  • Contains chapters on nursing research and clinical trials, evidence-based clinical guidelines, clinical outcomes and documents, and the role of the advance practitioner in radiation oncology.
  • Color insert with 5 photos of skin conditions and 2 prostate treatment plans.
I. Overview

1. Evolution of Radiation Oncology

2. Basic Principles of Radiotherapy

3. Radiation Protection/Safety

II. Treatment Work-up and Planning

4. Diagnosis and Staging

5. Simulation and Treatment Planning

III. Integrative Systems and Cancer Sites (Radiation Therapy/Chemotherapy)

6. Central Nervous System Tumors

7. Head and Neck Cancers

8. Lung Cancer

9. Breast Cancer

10. Gastrointestinal Cancers/Colorectal

11. Urinary Cancers

12. Gynecologic Cancers

13. Male Genitourinary Cancers

14. Spinal Cord and Bone Metastases

15. Skin Cancers

16. Hodgkin’s Disease and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

17. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

18. Non-malignant Tumors

IV. Adjuvant Therapies

19. Chemoradiation

20. Combined Chemotherapy Safety

21. Interventional Radiology Procedures

22. Radioprotectants

23. Radiopharmaceuticals

V. Special Treatment Modalities

24. Sterotactic Irradiation

25. Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

26. Total Body Irradiation/ Total Lymphoid Irradiation

27. Hyperthermia

28. Gliasite

29. Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy

VI. Special Supportive Nursing Care

30. Radiodermatitis

31. Pain

32. Mucosititis

33. Cancer and Nutrition

34. Radiation-Induced Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

35. Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

VII. Dimensions of Clinical Practice

36. Nursing Research and Clinical Trials

37. Advance Practitioners in Radiation Oncology

38. Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines

39. Clinical Outcomes and Documentation

40. Geriatrics and Radiation Therapy

41. Applying Complementary Medicine in Radiation Therapy
Marilyn Haas, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Asheville, NC, William Hogle, RN, MSN, OCN, Clinical Manager, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Cancer Center; Adjunct Faculty, LaRoche College, Department of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, Giselle Moore-Higgs, ARNP, PhD(c), AOCN, Coordinator, Breast Cancer, University of Florida Shands Cancer Center, Gainesville, FL and Tracy Gosselin Acomb, RN, MSN, AOCN, Director, Oncology Services, Duke University Hospital; Clinical Associate, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC


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