Hematologic malignancies in adults more than 180 years since thomas hodgkin identified the first hematologic malignancy nurses are still learning the best ways to treat patients with these complex cancers. Hematologic malignancies in adults gives you comprehensive information on treatments complications and toxicity management for your everyday practice the book focuses on the management of disease related manifestations and treatment related side effects and toxicities. The incidence of most hematologic malignancies increases with age 1 3 with the aging of the population a disproportionate increase in the number of older adults diagnosed with hematologic malignancies is looming 4 aging is associated with a greater prevalence of impaired functional status 3 and comorbid medical conditions 5 however the aging process is heterogeneous and chronologic age . Hematological malignancies may derive from either of the two major blood cell lineages myeloid and lymphoid cell lines the myeloid cell line normally produces granulocytes erythrocytes thrombocytes macrophages and mast cells the lymphoid cell line produces b t nk and plasma cells . Hematologic malignancies in adults provides you with comprehensive information on treatments complications and toxicity management for nursing practice this book focuses on the management of disease related manifestations and treatment related side effects and toxicities readers will find
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