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Connecting With One's Spiritual Identity in the Face of a Cancer Diagnosis

Connecting With One's Spiritual Identity in the Face of a Cancer Diagnosis

Attending to a patient's spiritual needs is an important aspect of oncology care, but this can also be a challenging topic to broach. This guide helps nurses chart a course for this essential conversation.

Yoga Provides Mental, Emotional, and Physical Benefits for Patients With Cancer

Yoga Provides Mental, Emotional, and Physical Benefits for Patients With Cancer

Yoga is becoming an increasingly popular practice among patients with cancer, and for good reason. The practice helps patients cope with their disease and its treatment on many levels.

Understanding the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patient: Tips and Tools for Health Care Professionals

Understanding the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patient: Tips and Tools for Health Care Professionals

Although treatment options are different and recurrence rates higher for triple negative breast cancer, patients with this subtype of the disease can be hopeful for good treatment outcomes.

Health literacy and older adults: Strategies for integration

Health literacy and older adults: Strategies for integration

Age-related decline in older patients further complicates their ability to maintain an adequate health literacy level. This discussion presents key points to help nurses improve the health literacy of their older patients.

Supporting the cancer patient's long-distance caregiver

Supporting the cancer patient's long-distance caregiver

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.

Cancer changed my body: Talking about body image with teens

Cancer changed my body: Talking about body image with teens

Communication and honesty are key when discussing cancer and treatment options with adolescents with cancer.

Providing psychosocial care when the patient is a child

Providing psychosocial care when the patient is a child

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.

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

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.

Unique challenges confront patients with lung cancer

Unique challenges confront patients with lung cancer

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.

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

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.

Fact Sheets from CancerCare

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines computed tomography (CT), explains its use in cancer detection, and answers questions regarding radiation exposure from CT use.

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores links between garlic and cancer prevention, including study and clinical trials evidence and safety concerns.

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines radon and reviews radon-related cancer risks.

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