The Biological Basis of Nursing: Cancer
Routledge – 2005 – 360 pages
Presenting specialized biological information on what cancer is, this book looks at how it damages the body, and how cancer treatments work. Engaging, accessible and illustrated throughout, this unique text:
Providing nurses with the essential knowledge required for working with cancer patients and their families, this book will enable them to work with current and new forms of cancer treatment.
'William Blows begins this book by stating: 'Life is all about biology.' He sees biology as a living and happening event, and his book explains the biology behind the hows and whys of cancer.' - Nursing Standard
Preface 1. Cell Biology and Cancer 2. The Causes of Cancer 3. Body Defences Against Cancer 4. Blood and Lymphatic Cancers 5. Cancers of the Digestive Tract 6. Cancers of the Respiratory and Renal System 7. Cancers in Women 8. Male Cancers 9. Metastases 10. Pain and Analgesia 11. Nutrition and the Cancer Patient 12. The Treatment of Cancer Index
William T. Blows RMN, RGN, RNT, OStJ, BSc (Hons), PhD, is Lecturer in Applied Biological Sciences at St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London. He is the author of The Biological Basis of Nursing: Clinical Observations (2001) and The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health (2002) also published by Routledge.