Über den Autor
Alison Leary is Senior Lecturer in Oncology at University College London NHS Foundation Trust. She is also Visiting Fellow at Kings College London.
Contributors ixrnAcknowledgements xirn1 Introduction to Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma 1nAlison LearyrnIntroduction 1rnEpidemiology and causes of lung cancer 2rnOverview of the types of lung cancer 6rnDelivering cancer services and the multidisciplinary team 8rnMeeting information needs 11rnSummary 13rnReferences 13rn2 The Presentation and Diagnosis of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma 15nNeal Navani and Stephen G. SpirornIntroduction 15rnClinical features of lung cancer 17rnParaneoplastic syndromes 22rnRisk factors for lung cancer 26rnPerformance status 27rnInvestigation of lung cancer 28rnStaging of lung cancer 38rnAn algorithm for the diagnosis and staging of non-small-cell lung cancer 41rnMesothelioma 42rnSummary 46rnReferences 46rnFurther reading 47rn3 Chemotherapy and Biological Agents 49nFharat A. Raja and Siow Ming LeernIntroduction 49rnChemotherapy 50rnChemotherapy for advanced NSCLC 53rnAddition of targeted therapies to chemotherapy in NSCLC 55rnChemotherapy for small-cell lung cancer 57rnMesothelioma 59rnSummary 61rnReferences 61rn4 Lung Radiotherapy 65nNita Patel and Dawn CarnellrnIntroduction 65rnPrinciples of radiotherapy 65rnThe use of radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer 73rnThe use of radiotherapy in small-cell lung cancer 76rnPalliative radiotherapy 78rnManagement of patients during radiotherapy 80rnNew techniques under evaluation 83rnSummary 84rnReferences 84rn5 Surgery for Lung Cancer 87nNeil Cartwright and Aman S. CoonarrnIntroduction 87rnThe role of the surgeon 89rnReaching decisions about surgery 90rnSurgery for cancers of the lung 100rnThe role of adjuvant treatment in NSCLC 108rnPalliative surgical procedures 110rnCarcinoid tumours and neuroendocrine cancer 111rnSurgery for small-cell lung cancer 112rnBronchoalveolar cell cancer 112rnPostoperative complications, rehabilitation follow-up 112rnThe multidisciplinary team in postsurgical care 115rnSummary 116rnReferences 116rn6 The Nursing Care of Patients with Lung Cancer 121nSally MoorernIntroduction 121rnWhat are the important issues in relation to lung cancer nursing? 122rnContext of lung cancer services 123rnThe challenges of lung cancer 124rnThe role of the specialist nurse 138rnSummary 139rnReferences 139rn7 Supportive Care in Lung Cancer 145nKay EatonrnIntroduction 145rnSupportive care 146rnCommunicating the 'diagnosis' 147rnAttitudes towards cancer 148rnUncertainty 149rnPsychological distress 150rnA family-centred approach to care 152rnImproving the patient experience: care across the pathway 153rnSummary 156rnReferences 156rn8 End of Life Care 159nMichael CoughlanrnIntroduction 159rnPalliative and end of life care 159rnDying in the twenty-first century 160rnDiagnosing dying 162rnManaging complex ethical dilemmas 163rnPlanning care for the patient dying from lung cancer 164rnSummary 181rnReferences 182rn9 Quality of Life in Lung Cancer 189nAlison LearyrnIntroduction 189rnCancer: the journey, the individual and society 190rnDoing the work of cancer and quality of life 192rnTowards an understanding of the meaning of quality of life in lung cancer 192rnQuality of life in advanced lung cancer: instruments used to measure health-related quality of life 197rnSummary 199rnReferences 199rnIndex 203
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer worldwide and the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Lung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides clinicians with a comprehensive text that can be used when caring for patients with lung cancer throughout the entire patient journey.rnThis edited collection explores: the aetiology of lung cancer; mesothelioma; the range of available treatments, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy; surgical care, supportive and end of life care, quality of life issues, and the role of the nurse within the multidisciplinary team.n* A comprehensive, evidence-based guide to lung cancern* Illustrative case studies used throughoutn* Contributions from respected healthcare professionals in the fieldn* Interprofessional in focusrnLung Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach is an essential resource for all nurses and healthcare professionals working with cancer patients.