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Advisor Forum Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Do cancer treatments alter alleles affecting saliva, thus rendering a Genecept Assay null and void?

Side-Effect Management Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Patients with GI cancer may struggle to maintain nutritional status; therefore, nurses should be ready to step in with information and interventions.

Ask a Pharmacist Drug sequence with gemcitabine

Drug sequence with gemcitabine

When giving gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol), is it better to give gemcitabine first to reduce myelosuppression with every indication?

Navigator Notes Shared decision-making in cancer

Shared decision-making in cancer

Oncology nurse navigator help patients and families understand treatment options and sort through how care decisions may impact their lives.

Side-Effect Management Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

This case study examines a case of sex-related headaches in a breast cancer survivor after treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Advisor Forum Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

In an outpatient cancer infusion center providing IV hydration, is a longer infusion time better for the patient?

Radiation and Your Patient Identifying biomarkers for radiation pneumonitis

Identifying biomarkers for radiation pneumonitis

Interstitial lung disease appears to be a risk factor for radiation pneumonitis, a potentially life-threatening adverse effect of radiotherapy to the chest and thorax.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.

Advisor Forum Finding a qualified acupuncture practitioner

Finding a qualified acupuncture practitioner

How can patients find a qualified acupuncture practitioner who understands the needs of oncology patients?

CE Courses Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

This review discusses common risk factors, treatment, and preventive measures for aspergillosis in hematopoietic stem transplantation recipients.

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