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.
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.
Depressed African American patients with cancer could be more accurately identified if the depression measures used are more culturally sensitive, according to a study.
Household net worth can be linked to adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care.
A psychosocial telephone counseling (PTC) intervention for cervical cancer survivors can yield improvements in depression and lasting improvement in gynecologic and cancer-specific concerns.
Patients perceive higher level of compassion among physicians who provide a more optimistic message, research shows.
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.
- Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed over cancer concerns
- Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices
- Radiation plus immunotherapy revs up immune system to better attack melanoma
- Algorithm increases surgical success in advanced ovarian cancer
- Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure
- Risk of thyroid cancer increases after a breast cancer diagnosis
- Vaccine may delay recurrence for advanced ovarian cancers
- High fish intake may improve survival after breast cancer
- Adding bevacizumab to standard chemotherapy improves overall survival for women with ovarian cancer
- African American cancer patients' depression symptoms often under-recognized
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