If it sounds like denial, it is denial. Right? This patient's preconceived notion of what lung cancer should be appeared to hinder her accepting her diagnosis. But she agreed to treatment, so is it still denial?
The stigma of smoking as a cause of cancer can add to a patient's difficulty in coping with lung cancer, even for patients who never smoked cigarettes.
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Smoking Cessation can help you plan a successful quit program for your patients who smoke.
Patients with GI cancer may struggle to maintain nutritional status; therefore, nurses should be ready to step in with information and interventions.
Oncology nurse navigator help patients and families understand treatment options and sort through how care decisions may impact their lives.
Breast cancer during pregnancy presents additional psychosocial challenges as patients cope with a devastating diagnosis during a time of hope and promise for the future.
Distress screening at pivotal points in care helps nurses identify which patients need additional support as they cope with their disease and treatments.
Is it safe to use hair dyes concurrently with chemotherapy?
Transitions from one stage of cancer care to another are pivotal points of vulnerability for patients. The most significant point comes at the end of treatment, as patients face life forever changed.
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.
Four major themes characterize the experience of cancer risk management for women who are positive for BRCA genetic mutations.
Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) may aid caregivers who need additional support.
Comprehensive program is addressing the nationally identified lack of discussion about the infertility risks of chemotherapy.
Available mobile apps allow doctors to use HealthKit data and keep patient records up to date.
Implementation of video-based decision aids for men lowered rates of elective surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and decreased rates of active treatment for localized prostate cancer.
Truly shared decision-making is possible only when the patient understands everything the treatment options entail, and the doctor understands the patient's personal situation and desires.
A recent study examined why individuals do not always follow through with colorectal cancer screening.
Although many patients with breast cancer are concerned about genetic risk for other cancer types, almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems.
A text reminder can help increase breast cancer screening attendance, study data shows.
More than one-third of doctors recommended mobile health apps to their patients in past year.
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- Immediate zoledronic acid treatment better than delayed in women receiving letrozole
- Physicians show poor adherence to cervical cancer screening guidelines
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