Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer worldwide and the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides clinicians with a comprehensive text that can be used when caring for patients with lung cancer throughout the entire patient journey.
This edited collection explores: the aetiology of lung cancer; mesothelioma; the range of available treatments, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy; surgical care, supportive and end of life care, quality of life issues, and the role of the nurse within the multidisciplinary team.
Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach is an essential resource for all nurses and healthcare professionals working with cancer patients.
- A comprehensive, evidence-based guide to lung cancer
- Illustrative case studies used throughout
- Contributions from respected healthcare professionals in the field
- Interprofessional in focus
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section One: Lung cancer as a disease.
- 1. Lung cancer-a historical context (Prof JM Kirk FRCS).
- 2. The epidemiology of lung cancer (AL).
- 3. Lung Cancer-A socio-political entity (AL).
Section Two: The diagnosis and treatment of Lung Cancer.
- 4. The presentation and diagnosis of lung cancer (Prof SG Spiro FRCP).
- 5. Chemotherapy & Biological therapy (Dr SM Lee FRCP).
- 6. Radiotherapy (Dr D Carnell FRCP).
- 7. Surgery (Mr MP Hayward FRCS Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon).
Section Three: Supporting patients with Lung Cancer a Multidisciplinary approach.
- 8. Lung cancer nursing-Living with lung cancer (Ms Wendy Burford RGN, Clinical Nurse Specialist).
- 9. Supportive care in Lung cancer (Ms Kay Eaton Consultant Nurse MSc RGN).
- 10.Experiencing lung cancer-Quality of life in Lung cancer (AL)).
- 11.End of Life care (Mr M Coughlan MSc RGN Lecturer-practitioner St Josephs Hospice).
Alison Leary is Senior Lecturer in Oncology at University College London NHS Foundation Trust. She is also Visiting Fellow at Kings College London.