Women and Cancer

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Abstract

Current concepts in the care of women with cancer are discussed. New dianostic and treatment strategies for the four major cancers affecting women are discussed, including high-dose therapy with stem cell support for breat cancer. Genetic influences and their attendant ethical considerations are discussed. Finally, the psychosocial considerations specific to women with cancer are addressed.

Cynthia F. Brogdon

Cynthia F. Brogdon is a clinical nurse specialist. Ms. Brogdon is a well known nursing lecturer and has spoken internationally on the topics of cancer and human immunodeficiency virus. She worked as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Oncology and IV Therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She also worked as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Oncology and IV therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She also worked as a Nurse Parctitioner in HIV disease for many years. Ms. Brogdon has published many articles on the topics of oncology and HIV.

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