Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer

Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer

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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.Heater. Introduction. The diagnosis of lung cancer provides a com- pelling reason to quit smoking. Simply put, cigarette ... 1982; Dresler, Bailey, Roper, Patterson, aamp; Cooper, 1996; Garces, et. al., 2004, Gritz, Nisenbaum, Elashoff, aamp; Holmes, 1991, Schnoll, et al., 2003). ... was included as a substance use disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM -IV-R).

Title:Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer
Author:Marilyn Haas
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-10-25


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