For Your Patient
Nonsmokers can show their support by participating in or creating an awareness event. The editors of Oncology Nurse Advisor offer ways to support lung cancer awareness and to show your support for someone trying to quit.
Information and resources to help patients quit smoking and resources to help patients cope with lung cancer and its treatment.
Patient information on coping with the emotional toll of cancer, making treatment decisions, dietary and nutritional needs, and survivorship care
Cancer patients may wish to explore acupuncture or other integrative care options. The following article details several options and provides related resources.
Meditation can help relieve stress in cancer patients. The following article details several types of meditation and includes related clinical trials.
These resources highlight several in-depth online booklets for patients that explain cancer clinical trials.
Patients can follow these ten steps when making a decision about whether a clinical trial is right for them.
Patients bombarded with information may find clinical trials difficult to understand. This article explains the concept and defines common terms.
This article provides detailed information about the four phases of clinical trials to help patients better understand each segment.
Treatments for cancer such as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and biologic therapy can cause eating problems. Here are steps for managing some common eating-related effects of cancer treatment.
More than 44,000 cases of cancer of the pancreas will be diagnosed in 2011, estimates the NCI. This article, suitable for patients, reviews the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Skin conditions like rash, itching and dryness are common side effects of cancer treatment. In this fact sheet, patients can learn how to keep skin problems like these under control.
Prostate cancer screening is important in the early detection of prostate cancer because many patients do not have symptoms. This guide reviews current screening tests, recommendations, and risk factors.
Many people see their cancer care as a collaboration. This fact sheet provides tips for patients with multiple myeloma for improving communication with providers during office visits.
Learning you have breast cancer doesn't stop your life. This guide helps provide more information to African American women about what to do once a cancer diagnosis is made and what the next steps should be.
When talking with your oncology care team, it may be helpful to write down questions ahead of time to receive the answers you need. This list is a helpful starting point for patients.
Breast self-examination is one of the most important tools you have for early detection of breast cancer.
Although it occurs primarily in women, men can also develop breast cancer. Here, how to recognize the signs and how to manage it.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month--but women are not the only ones affected.
The following article introduces the new CancerCare Fact Sheets for patients on the ONA Web site and highlights a few of the most recent topics.
Summer is when many people intentionally increase their sun exposure and their risk for skin cancer; therefore, this is a good time to review the facts.
This installment includes information on radiation therapy and resources for patients undergoing radiotherapy.
Information about colorectal cancer nurses can share with their patients, including a list of resources for patients and their families.
The follow resources provide detailed information about treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer.
There are many ways to prepare--and factors to consider--before deciding to enroll in a clinical trial.
To improve communication between you and your health care provider, use this list of questions as a starting point for conversation.
The following resource provides patients with helpful information on key factors to consider when selecting a treatment for cancer.
September is national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the US. Events will be held nationwide to spread awareness and hope.
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