Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2009 M02 12 - 364 pages
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In the United States, lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death. Even more devastating is its five-year survival rate of only 15.8%. Despite these dismal facts, lung cancer receives little national attention and research and funding for lung cancer lags behind other cancers. The intent of Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer: A Nursing Perspective Second Edition is to provide oncology nurses and healthcare professionals with in-depth information on the issues that surround this disease, so that they might impact both education and research and provide better care for their patients.

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Oncology Treatment Modalities
Special Issues Facing Individuals with Lung Cancer
Psychosocial Issues of Individuals with Lung Cancer
Assistance and Resources for Individuals Facing Lung Cancer
Media and Future Research Directions

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