Lung cancer

Edited by Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion

in Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199226238
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597970 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Lung cancer

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This chapter covers the epidemiology of lung cancer, types of lung cancer, presenting symptoms and referral guidelines, investigations, diagnostic procedures, staging, multidisciplinary teams (MDT), breaking bad news, performance status, treatment options: small cell lung cancer (SCLC), treatment options: non-small cell lung cancer, palliative care, pain, analgesic ladder, what if opioids don‘t work?, role of the lung cancer nurse specialist, and mesothelioma.

Chapter.  5179 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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