Nursing: Cancer in Women, 3rd Edition

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About the Course

This course provides nurses with comprehensive evidence-based content to serve as a foundation for competent nursing care for the cancers that primarily affect women including: breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical, lung, colorectal, and skin cancers.  Nursing interventions are key in promoting the best possible outcomes no matter where a patient is on the cancer trajectory journey.  Reviewing many of the major concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies, this course includes nursing plans of care for women diagnosed with these cancers, provides an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors and assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities for each cancer.  Chapters that address genetic risk, psychosocial concerns, sexuality, alternative and complementary medicine, and patient education considerations are also included.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe cancer and cancer risk in women including trends, the impact of family history, and the genetic testing process.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for breast cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for endometrial cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for cervical cancer.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for lung cancer in women.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for colorectal cancer in women.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for skin cancer in women.
  • Discuss the psychosocial issues that may accompany a diagnosis of cancer, including the nurse‚Äôs role in and interventions for these issues.
  • Discuss psychologic, functional, and fertility issues associated with sexual activity and sexuality in women with cancer including interventions to address these issues.
  • Discuss complementary and alternative medicine options available.
  • Discuss ways for the nurse and interdisciplinary team to assist patients in evaluating and accessing credible educational resources.

About the Author:
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC

Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC, has more than 35 years of oncology experience focusing primarily on cancer prevention, early detection, and genetics. She has authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mahon is a frequent speaker for both the public and healthcare professionals on cancer-related topics.

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