Following the call to arms of the Institute of Medicine's landmark report on the impact of medical errors, a multidisciplinary team of health care providers turn the focus toward emotional harms to patients.
Providing care for a loved one with cancer is even more difficult for long-distance caregivers. In this column, an oncology social worker offers tips on helping caregivers overcome these challenges.
Cultural differences in the Latino community result in unique stressors for these patients after a cancer diagnosis. This study identified some of those stressors.
Communication and honesty are key when discussing cancer and treatment options with adolescents with cancer.
Navigation, much like a nurse's career, evolves from a novice role that follows a set guideline for tasks to an integral part of the continuum of cancer care.
Effective patient-centered palliative care is contingent on access to supportive care, which may be lacking in rural areas. In this pilot program, researchers demonstrated a model that bridges that gap.
Oncology nurses can learn to identify cases of intimate partner violence (IPV).
Use of straightforward, age-appropriate language is essential to communicating with pediatric oncology patients about their cancer and treatments, and gaining their trust in the medical team.
As of 2012 in the U.S. there were 14 million cancer survivors, a number that is expected to grow to 18 million by 2022.
Patients at a crossroads in their care may struggle with the decision to change the course of their care. Nurses need to find the balance between offering support and letting the patient go forward.
A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with cancer.
Universal health literacy precautions should be used to provide understandable information for all patients.
Growing up with cancer: Understanding the challenges to adolescents and young adults (AYAs) coping with cancer
DENVER, CO—The emotional trajectory of the cancer experience compounds the emotional pendulum adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are already experiencing as their cognition, hormones, and emotions mature. Delivery of high-quality cancer care for these patients requires understanding the behavior, social, and environmental context of their lives, according to a presentation at the 2015 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.
DENVER, CO—The nurse navigator's role in cancer risk identification is three-fold. Despite the changes brought on by genetic/genomics, aspects of the nursing role are consistent with the essential competencies required of all professional nurses, according to a presentation at the 2015 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.
The presence of extra body fat causes increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, and also increases the chances for breast cancer recurrence.
The emotional state and health of a cancer survivor's spouse can affect their own well being, a recent study indicates.
Women ages 50 to 69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40% compared with women who are not screened, according to the latest evidence.
Depending on the type of cancer faced, the needs of survivors can vary.
Breast cancer that occurs in younger women is likely to be more aggressive and to require more intensive therapies, with increased risk of long-term side effects.
Four major themes characterize the experience of cancer risk management for women who are positive for BRCA genetic mutations.
- Breakthrough supportive care: Overcoming cancer anorexia/cachexia
- Study uses dog sledding to demonstrate benefits of adapted physical activities for children with cancer
- What are immune checkpoints and how do they work?
- Efficacy and safety of docetaxel for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: A meta-analysis of Phase III randomized controlled trials
- Patients with advanced cancer prefer open, effective communication
- Religiousness and spirituality have a significant impact on cancer patients' overall health and outcomes
- Dietary intervention primes triple-negative breast cancer cells for targeted therapy
- Lung cancer patients who stop smoking live longer
- Review examines strategies for hospital room surface cleanliness
- Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography
- Genetic test helps identify risk for more aggressive disease, improving myeloma treatment
- Two-cycle technique improves determining optimal treatment doses in clinical trials
- Synchronous resection of primary colorectal tumor, liver metastases safe in some patients
- Prostate cancer not likely to be cause of death in men with low-risk disease
- Among patients with myeloma undergoing chemo, high exercise compliance linked with reduced fatigue
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