Women and Lung Cancer

Patricia O'Keeffe, Jyoti D Patel

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Abstract

Objectives: There is expanding evidence that lung cancer has a multitude of sex differences. This article will review these differences and discuss nursing implications for women with lung cancer. Data Sources: Research and journal articles. Conclusion: Understanding the sex differences of lung cancer is essential for individualizing care for women with lung cancer. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses play an integral role throughout the trajectory of illness for women with lung cancer. Understanding the sex differences will help nurses to individualize the care for this population to meet their specific needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

Keywords

  • Women and lung cancer
  • gender difference and lung cancer
  • lung cancer
  • sex differences and lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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