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Compare the structure and function of the normal cell and the cancer cell
Differentiate between benign and malignant tumors.
Identify agents and factors that have been found to be carcinogenic.
Describe the signiﬁcance of health education and preventive care in decreasingthe incidence of cancer.
Differentiate among the purposes of surgical procedures used in cancer treatment, diagnosis, prophylaxis, palliation, and reconstruction.
Describe the roles of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, bone marrowtransplantation, and other therapies in treating cancer.
Describe the special nursing needs of patients receiving chemotherapy.
Describe common nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems of patientswith cancer.
Use the nursing process as a framework for care of patients with cancer.
Describe the concept of hospice in providing care for patients with advanced cancer.
Discuss the role of the nurse in assessment and management of common oncologic emergencies.