How men perceive their role within their family dynamic or social circles may impact how they respond to a cancer diagnosis. Often they retreat or shut down, further challenging the efforts of their oncology care providers and loved ones to help them cope.
The author learned to fully appreciate the significance of inflection and tone, hallmarks of spoken communication, when she faced a new challenge: counseling a deaf patient and his wife, who also is deaf.
Researchers in Germany interviewed more than 2,000 patients with cancer to gather epidemiologic data on mental health of patients with cancer.
A new digital program using a Web site and social media aims to meet the unique support needs of women younger than 40 years with breast cancer.
Are there tips nurses can share with patients on avoiding oral therapy-related side effects associated with drugs such as everolimus?
Effective weight management can enhance cancer treatment, improve patient outcomes, and reduce incidence of recurrence and mortality. As with encouraging smoking cessation, oncologists should talk to patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Patients may need help talking about their cancer diagnosis with their families, especially their children. The Pillow Talk Care package is an at-home activity kit that helps facilitate this difficult discussion.
Psychosocial decline occurs in an estimated one-third of patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer. These declines may sometimes be ameliorated by vigilant recognition of the need to refer patients for psychosocial support interventions.
What is the rationale for why a patient on bortezomib (Velcade) therapy should avoid green tea?
A question posed at a recent conference prompts a self-examination of how unintentionally—and easily—bias can impact the care nurses provide.
Use of therapy dogs could help encourage cancer patients to continue treatment and provide emotional comfort.
The first clinical study documenting the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients has yielded evidence that therapy dogs are indeed beneficial for some cancer patients.
Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer treatment ends.
Using war metaphors when speaking with cancer patients about their health struggles or motivation may not be the best approach, research suggests.
Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason for not discussing supplements, survey finds.
A short skills-based intervention designed to help women better communicate with relatives and gather and share information about family cancer history has been evaluated.
Physician-patient communication about goals of care is a low risk, high value intervention for patients with a life threatening illness, advised the American College of Physicians (ACP).
Telephone counseling after genetic testing was found just as effective as in-person counseling in many respects, according to new study.
Tips to improve morale include relationship building with patients, being in a learning environment, and giving back to the community.
Participants in prosocial versus standard group have higher level of depression, anxiety after intervention.
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- Nutrition education may help prevent breast cancer recurrence
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- Oncology patient navigation: Bringing this crucial role to the forefront
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- Using genomic correlates of radiotoxicity to predict patient outcomes
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- Children of melanoma survivors need better sun protection
- Cancer biopsies found not to promote cancer spread
- Effectiveness of nanoparticle drugs was hindered by tumor microenvironment in triple-negative breast cancer
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- Consideration of comorbidity in cancer treatment decision-making in multidisciplinary team meetings
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