This volume details the concerns of the central nervous system. Chapters examine issues such as anatomy and physiology of the brain and spine; patient assessment; pathology, histology, and molecular markers of primary brain tumors; and adult and pediatric cancers of the brain and spinal cord. Other issues include treatment modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, as well as symptom management and psychological issues. Nurses can use this new volume as a guide to treating your patients and to providing sensitive and realistic care that optimizes the quality of life and permits a sense of hopefulness to prevail when many patients with this type of cancer feel only pain and fear.
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