Need a good cancer reference book

  1. I need help from you oncology nurses. My dad is in recovery from colon ca w/mets and my mom just got diagnosed with uterine ca and today we decided to defer radiation d/t quality of life issues. And my wife's sister has small oat cell in the lungs w/mets and non-compliance.

    What I would like to know is if there is a 'best' nursing/medical oncology reference that is affordable (I'm an LTC LPN and my wife does home care) and authoritative on the units. I plan to buy it online and used will do.

    Please respond quickly, when it comes to family members getting ill I just get frozen like a deer in the headlights, big eyes and running in the wrong direction and everything
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  3. by   leslie :-D
    call the American Cancer Society, explain your situation and I feel confident they will refer you to some helpful books.

    wishing you peace,

  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    You might also think about a local college's library - or is there a medical school near you? Most hospitals also have a medical library for staff and public use and can help you. This would give you access to more info and for free.

    Hoping the best for your family.
  5. by   quoyle
    Oncology Nursing by Shirley Otto

    Try the cancerconsultants, american cancer society and bccanceragency websites.