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.
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.
A new study may shed some light into why, or why not, patients involve family members in their medical decisions.
Patients who reported physician-controlled decisions about their cancer care, versus shared decision-making, were less likely to report receiving excellent quality of care, according to study results.
The actual number of unnecessary medical tests or treatments seems to be lower than that reported by physicians, according to a recent study.
Half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the California law mandating that clinicians notify women with dense breast tissue, and many do not feel comfortable answering breast density-related questions.
A new study has uncovered a number of specific physical signs that signal an impending death from cancer.
Initiatives can decrease hospital visits, cut morbidity and mortality, and up treatment adherence.
When diagnosed with cancer, individuals with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medication, especially in cases of a poor cancer prognosis.
Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, and the problem is more pronounced among minority women.
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.
- Study may support active surveillance for favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer
- New mechanism of acquired resistance to breast cancer drugs discovered
- Two major studies strengthen case for prostate cancer drug before chemotherapy
- Finding a qualified acupuncture practitioner
- New opportunity to treat drug-resistant leukemia discovered
- High-cost blood cancer drugs deliver high value
- Statins increase risk of diabetes in Caucasian men
- Sun damage predisposes pediatric patients to melanoma
- Risk of reproductive cancers increased in daughters of women who smoked during pregnancy
- Older white males with advanced bladder cancer more likely to commit suicide
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