Helping patients understand that CAM products and dietary supplements may impede their cancer treatment is an essential part of patient education.
Experts have identified three major sources of high cancer costs and argue that cancer doctors can likely reduce them without harm to patients. The cost-cutting proposals call for changes in routine clinical practice involved in end-of-life care, medical imaging, and drug pricing.
A recent study has found that, within the Asian population, the frequency of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations associated with other demographic and clinical characteristics is higher than previously reported, even in patients with a history of smoking.
The chemical composition of commonly used chemotherapy drugs can be altered so that they only become active when they come into contact with palladium, and cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy since this discovery opens the door for more targeted treatments.
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is associated with improved surgical margin status compared with open radical prostatectomy (ORP) for intermediate- and high-risk disease.
For women with breast cancer, incorporating yoga into radiotherapy is associated with a lasting improvement in quality of life.
Rates of cancer screening and provider counseling are currently below the Healthy People (HP) 2020 targets, according to a study.
This fact sheet reviews the use of angiogenesis inhibitors to prevent the formation of new blood vessels, in order to stop or slow the growth or spread of cancerous tumors.
This fact sheet reviews the use of laser light to to remove cancer or precancerous growths or to relieve symptoms of cancer.
Ann J. Brady, MSN, RN-BC
Jia Conway, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, NP-C
Michele M. Farrington, BSN, RN, CPHON
Donald R. Fleming, MD
Arati Jairam-Thodla, MSN, CNP
Karen MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON
Marlene McGuire, RN, MA, ANP-C
Kerstin L. McSteen, BSN, MSN, ACHPN, CNS-BC
Helen H. Miller, LCSW, ACSW
Maribel Pereiras, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Leah A. Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN
Lisa A. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP
Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN
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