From CancerCare

Animal assisted therapy enhances cancer care

Animal assisted therapy enhances cancer care

Animal assisted interventions such as visits from therapy dogs and patients' pets are proven to improve patient outcomes.

Bridging cancer care for the older adult patient

Bridging cancer care for the older adult patient

The special needs of older adult patients and caregivers, who are usually also older persons, can be a nursing challenge. These tips will ensure you are communicating effectively with this patient population.

How to manage cancer and the workplace

How to manage cancer and the workplace

The ability to work through cancer treatment or after treatment ends is a concern of many patients. They need to be reassured that resources and support are available for them and their caregivers.

Disclosing a diagnosis to children: Tell or not tell?

Disclosing a diagnosis to children: Tell or not tell?

A significant part of counseling patients with cancer is offering guidance on when and how to tell their children about their diagnosis.

Online support groups: A psychosocial network

Online support groups: A psychosocial network

Online cancer support groups and programs offer patients a chance to connect with people who understand their journey.

Easing patients' transition to survivorship

Easing patients' transition to survivorship

Survivorship plans should be based on patients' answers to these basic questions about their goals and wishes after treatment ends.

Helping patients cope with hair loss

Helping patients cope with hair loss

A patient's self image can reduce his or her coping abilities and can be significantly impacted by this distressing side effect.

Psychosocial support: Meeting the standard for quality patient care

Psychosocial support: Meeting the standard for quality patient care

Clinicians and even patients themselves tend to undervalue the need for help with nonclinical concerns.

Financial support and 
resources are essential
 to cancer care

Financial support and 
resources are essential
 to cancer care

The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can be significant. Oncology nurses should familiarize themselves with the organizations that can help patients.

Caring for the caregiver during special occasions and holidays

Caring for the caregiver during special occasions and holidays

Family events and celebrations can create additional stressors for caregivers. Nurses should take time to remind caregivers about their own needs.

Fact Sheets from CancerCare

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between oral contraception and risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial, liver, and cervical cancers.

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the role of physical activity and exercise in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship.

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the evidence that tea consumption may aid cancer prevention.

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