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Radiation and Your Patient Palliative radiotherapy: An evolving centerpiece of supportive care

Palliative radiotherapy: An evolving centerpiece of supportive care

A new role for conformal radiotherapy is evolving. Targeted treatment can offer effective palliative management of pain and other side effects of cancer.

Advisor Forum Purity of herbal supplements

Purity of herbal supplements

The purity of herbal supplements has been questioned. How should one advise patients interested in using these products?

Communication Challenges Confirmation bias: Managing patient denial and disbelief

Confirmation bias: Managing patient denial and disbelief

If it sounds like denial, it is denial. Right? This patient's preconceived notion of what lung cancer should be appeared to hinder her accepting her diagnosis. But she agreed to treatment, so is it still denial?

Advisor Forum Using the Prescribing Information (PI) on drugs effectively

Using the Prescribing Information (PI) on drugs effectively

How can clinicians be more informed about the carcinogenicity of drugs they prescribe?

Advisor Forum Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

What data are available concerning inter- and intrapatient variability in the pharmacokinetics of TKIs in chronic myeloid leukemia?

The Total Patient Hospice program provides compassionate end-of-life care in a challenging environment

Hospice program provides compassionate end-of-life care in a challenging environment

A prison environment is a challenging place in which to provide compassionate end-of-life care. The Louisiana correctional system looks within its walls for people who can handle the job.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship Vitamin D and prostate cancer: Higher intake improves active surveillance outcomes

Vitamin D and prostate cancer: Higher intake improves active surveillance outcomes

Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, discusses the findings from his study on the benefits of increasing vitamin D intake in patients with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance.

Ask a Pharmacist Function of a micron filter

Function of a micron filter

Why do some drugs need a micron filter and what is the affect of using one?

From CancerCare 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.

Oncology Nursing Smoking cessation: Helping patients with cancer quit

Smoking cessation: Helping patients with cancer quit

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Smoking Cessation can help you plan a successful quit program for your patients who smoke.

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