6. The Nursing Care of Patients with Lung Cancer

  1. Alison Leary
  1. Sally Moore

Published Online: 3 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch6

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

How to Cite

Moore, S. (2012) The Nursing Care of Patients with Lung Cancer, in Lung Cancer (ed A. Leary), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180757

Online ISBN: 9781118702857



  • Cough;
  • Fatigue;
  • Low mood;
  • Lung cancer;
  • Nursing care;
  • Pain and breathlessness;
  • Poor appetite;
  • Specialist nurses and social disruption;
  • Spinal cord compression (SCC);
  • Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What are the Important Issues in Relation to Lung Cancer Nursing?

  • Context of Lung Cancer Services

  • The Challenges of Lung Cancer

  • The Role of the Specialist Nurse

  • Summary

  • References