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From the foundations of cancer to issues of survivorship, this new textbook will provide healthcare professionals with all the details and information needed to gain a true understanding of the basics of cancer. Written for nurses new to oncology and non-nursing professionals who are working in the specialty, Cancer Basics is a perfect resource for training and education. Readers will gain insights into the foundations of cancer, with chapters on the biology of cancer, cancer prevention, genetic risk, cancer detection, and more. Treatment options are also explored with chapters on surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, clinical trials, and more. Also explained are common symptom patients with cancer might experience, and a look at issues for cancer survivors and their families.