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Coloring as a Relaxation Tool

Coloring as a Relaxation Tool

The simple childhood pleasure of a coloring book and crayons—or colored pencils, as in this case—provide the foundation of a unique support group for patients with cancer and their families.

HIV and Cancer: Dual Diagnosis Compounds Challenges in Coping

HIV and Cancer: Dual Diagnosis Compounds Challenges in Coping

Each of these diagnoses has many implications for both nurses and patients. When combined, nurses need to anticipate that these patients may have greater psychosocial challenges.

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.

Cancer Fact Sheets

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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