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Lower Limb Lymphodema
eChapter  14
Added: 01/06/2009
Lower Limb Lymphodema is characterised by the swelling of limbs and can lead to disabling functional impairment and immobility and a lowered self esteem. This chapter discusses secondary lymphoedema o...f the lower limbs as a result of gynaecological cancer.
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
eChapter  22
Added: 01/06/2009
Women with gynaecological cancer experience a range of challenges and losses. This chapter discusses the challenges of potential loss, grief and bereavement faced by women with gynaecological cancer......
Advanced Symptom Management
eChapter  21
Added: 01/06/2009
Symptoms associated with progressive gynaecological malignancy include pain, fatigue, breathlessness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation and symptoms associated with haemorrhage and fungation. T...his chapter examines the management of these symptoms.
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 01/06/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Gynaecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is in...cluded and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Setting the Scene
eChapter  1
Added: 01/06/2009
This chapter discusses gynaecological cancer in general. Learn about the incidence and mortality rates of gynaecological cancer as well as its various types including: Ovarian, Cervical, Uterine,, Vaginal, and Gestational trophoblastic disease...
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 01/06/2009
Prelims:Dedication, Acknowledgments, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors, Anatomical Diagrams and Contents...
eChapter  12
Added: 01/06/2009
The focal point of this chapter concerns the various fertility issues that can confront women who have gynaecological cancer......
Urinary Difficulties
eChapter  16
Added: 01/06/2009
Urinary difficulties associated with gynaecological cancer include urinary incontinence, retention of urine, cystitis, ureteric obstruction, and urinary fistula. This chapter looks at these urinary pr...oblems and the methods used in their treatment...
Vulval Cancer
eChapter  7
Added: 01/06/2009
Vulval cancer affects the external female genitalia. This chapter focuses on vulval cancer; its presentation, staging, management and more......
Palliative Care
eChapter  20
Added: 01/06/2009
Palliative care recognises that cure or long term control of disease is not possible; it is thus concerned with quality rather than quantity of life. This chapter concerns palliative care; its levels,... aims, types and more...
Uncommon Cancers
eChapter  9
Added: 01/06/2009
The rare gynaecological cancers discussed in this chapter include germ-cell tumours, sex cord stromal tumours, gynaecological sarcomas and vaginal cancers. The chapter also considers cancer in
Genetic Susceptibility
eChapter  2
Added: 01/06/2009
This chapter focuses on gynaecological cancers and in particular hereditary breast and ovarian cancer; and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Endometrial cancer is also a feature of H...NPCC, and is discussed in this context.
Chemotherapy for People with Gynanecolog...ical Cancer
eChapter  10
Added: 01/06/2009
In this chapter learn more about chemotherapy; its purposes, administration and side-effects. Also, understand more about new target therapies......
Social and Cultural Diversity
eChapter  19
Added: 01/06/2009
This chapter discusses two challenges for health professionals working with women from diverse backgrounds: recognising barriers that exist in providing care for women of diverse backgrounds; and comm...unicating sensitively with these women...
Cervical Cancer
eChapter  5
Added: 01/06/2009
Cancer of the cervix is recognised as the leading virus-induced cancer in women. This chapter discusses cancer of the cervix and focuses on its patterns of spread, staging, management and more......
Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
eChapter  17
Added: 01/06/2009
In addition to best practice in medical and nursing care, comprehensive cancer management also requires best practice in psychosocial care. In this chapter, learn how to provide extensive psychosocial... and spiritual care to patients...
Screening Cancer
eChapter  3
Added: 01/06/2009
This chapter discusses screening for gynaecological cancers under the following headings: Aims and criteria; Limitations and disadvantages; Who needs screening?; Cervical cancer; and Ovarian cancer......
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
eChapter  8
Added: 01/06/2009
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of interrelated conditions originating from the chorionic portion of the placenta. This chapter explores GTD; its incidence, diagnosis, management an...d more...
Sexuality and Body Image
eChapter  18
Added: 01/06/2009
A woman living with gynaecological cancer is confronted by a range of problems that can have a profound psychological impact on the woman and her partner. The important issue of sexuality and body is explored in this chapter...
Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch
eChapter  12
Added: 31/05/2009
This chapter explores two related therapies. The origin and development of therapeutic touch (TT) and healing touch (HT) by nurses makes an interesting introduction to what are contemporary nursing ap...plications of ancient healing techniques. A considerable amount of nursing research is now available on these therapies and examples are presented along with their application in nursing.

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