Oncology Nursing Society Reviews Lung Cancer

“Reducing the mortality rate of lung cancer continues to be a major priority in cancer research and disease management. This publication is a comprehensive text on lung cancer, written in layman’s terms. It reviews the entire spectrum of the disease process from prevention and diagnosis through the treatment trajectory, symptom management, disease recurrence, and terminal care. According to Johnson, the text is a resource for patients recently diagnosed with lung cancer and long-term lung cancer survivors, as well as their caretakers. Although the author does not identify nurses or healthcare workers as a potential audience, the text is an excellent resource for nursing students, new graduates, and novice oncology nurses.

Lung Cancer is well organized and progresses cleanly through each process of the disease trajectory. Examples of the client’s lived experience are included to add reality and inspiration for patients with lung cancer and their significant others. The text is an excellent empowerment tool, provides correct and current clinical information, and promotes appropriate treatment choices for clients with lung cancer and their caregivers.