The incorporation of single and combination chemotherapy into the therapeutic regimen for some advanced genitourinary tumors has greatly added to the myriad of medical and psychologic problems already present in these patients. Working closely with a urologist, a nurse clinician can be of significant help in the total care of this group of patients. Due to the seriousness and chronicity of the neoplastic process, the emotional and social impact as well as physical factors affect all phases of the patient's life, as well as the lives of family members. The incorporation of traditional nursing values into the medical education of nurse clinicians helps to prepare them to deal with these problems, and their participation serves to make the medical team more complete.
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