Prostate Cancer: Nursing Assessment, Management, and Care by Meredith Kazer PhD APRN A/GNP-BC, Lorrie Powel PhD RN

By Meredith Kazer PhD APRN A/GNP-BC, Lorrie Powel PhD RN

Prostate melanoma is the most typical kind of melanoma in American males. The content material of this booklet, built through scientific nurse specialists, presents info at the state of the art care of guys with prostate melanoma. Readers will achieve a radical knowing of indicators, diagnostic tools, remedies, and psychosocial results of this ailment. an incredible concentration of the e-book is on caliber of existence and the nurses' position in bettering this via educating sufferers and their households how one can deal with universal signs and negative effects corresponding to urinary and sexual difficulties.

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True hereditary disorders were first distinguished from familial clusters through the use of segregation analysis in 1992 (Carter, Beaty, Steinberg, Childs, & Walsh). Heredity, specifically an autosomal dominant, Mendelian inheritance pattern of a rare, highly penetrant high-risk allele, is thought to be responsible for approximately 9% of prostate cancers. , 1997). This hereditary prostate cancer gene, called HPCI, predisposes men to develop prostate cancer and is believed to be involved in 33% of hereditary prostate cancers, or 3% of all cases.

Cost and lack of knowledge have been identified as barriers (Weinrich et al, 2000). Based on the factors previously identified, nurses must educate men, especially high-risk men, on prostate cancer and its benefits and also plan strategies for cues to participation in screening. Nurses must also continue to make an effort to identify other facilitators and barriers of participation in prostate cancer screening. The existing studies mainly have explored each facilitator or barrier in a separate study.

Costs for TRUS range from $50 to $250 without a biopsy and from $200 to $800 with biopsy (Littrup, Lee, & Mettlin, 1992). Additionally, Waldman and Osborne (1994) concluded that TRUS detects only about 10% to 20% of lesions in the transitional zone of the prostate gland, has low predictive values in lesions less than 1 cm, and is operator-dependent. TRUS is not widely promoted as a primary screening test, but it is used to investigate abnormalities on the DRE and PSA measurements and to guide biopsies (Vetrosky & White, 1998).

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