Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
Faced with a harsh treatment option, a patient with genitourinary cancer helps create a treatment plan that preserves his self-image.
A new card game helps patients and caregivers broach the difficult subject of end-of-life wishes and prioritize what's most important in their planning.
A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.
Cancers that cause more readily noticeable physical changes can produce self-image challenges for patients. This discussion reviews what interventions can help validate patients' self-image concerns.
Oncology nurses face a difficult challenge in getting patients to consider palliative care because despite knowing that palliative care is comfort care, many patients and caregivers still equate it with end of life.
The decision to resume or begin dating after a cancer diagnosis can be particularly stressful.
Social media has become a mainstay of day-to-day life. For patients with cancer, it can be a lifeline to unprecedented support that is unique to their needs.
At what point is attentiveness being too nice? Ann Brady discusses how her words followed the patient's wishes, but her actions prompted an unexpected question.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques can help patients with cancer turn their negative thoughts into positive attitudes, as well as find meaning and purpose to their life.
A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.
Researchers analyzed data from the NPCR of Sweden to determine whether more US men with prostate cancer would choose active surveillance if it were presented as a treatment option.
This study assessed whether the implementation of a patient educational program would improve patterns in the use, storage, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients.
About 20 percent of drugs considered important by physicians were not taken correctly by patients.
A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.
Smartphones can motivate patients to stay on track with lifestyle changes.
Using an online decision-support tool led to most men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance with less conflict about their decision.
Advanced Cancer Patients Often Unaware That They Are More Optimistic About Their Prognosis Than Their Oncologists
Most patients with advanced cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival prognosis than their oncologists because patients misunderstand their oncologists' clinical judgment.
Those with advanced disease are likely to be more optimistic than their oncologist regarding their prognosis.
Patient navigators may improve rates of comprehensive cancer screening among low-income and ethnic minority populations. These patients were more likely to adhere to cancer-screening guidelines when assisted by patient navigators.
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