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.
The inability to have children as a result of cancer treatment can be a significant loss for patients and their caregivers. These tips can help nurses guide patients as they learn to cope.
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.
Issued precautions include avoiding medical jargon and breaking down information into small steps, to increase proper reception of patient information.
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.
Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) may aid caregivers who need additional support.
- Model shows how cancerous tumors manipulate blood-vessel growth
- Universal health literacy precautions recommended to assist patient understanding
- Likelihood of lung cancer screening update
- Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers
- State regulations associated with late-stage cancer diagnoses
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