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General Oncology Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

Highest points of distress experienced by patients with cancer at 1 institution are identified in this study to better implement distress screening.

General Oncology Socioeconomic Benefits of Marriage Improve Survival Among Married Patients

Socioeconomic Benefits of Marriage Improve Survival Among Married Patients

A recent study confirms the benefits of marriage on patients with cancer, including socioeconomic status, psychosocial support, and a higher regard for health-related self care.

General Oncology The First Call: The Importance of an Initial Assessment

The First Call: The Importance of an Initial Assessment

Accepting the need for counseling or support services may be difficult for many patients. Clinicians need to be attuned to specific clues during a first contact to make an accurate initial assessment.

General Oncology Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

Despite the benefits of early palliative care intervention, palliative care is less frequently employed at the emergency department. Researchers sought to evaluate patient outcomes related to ED palliative care.

Oncology Nursing To What End? Helping Patients and Families Face a Juncture in the Cancer Care Continuum

To What End? Helping Patients and Families Face a Juncture in the Cancer Care Continuum

Are the difficult questions easier to answer when the patient still has treatment options available? Ann Brady talks about helping patients and families navigate the changes in disease and care.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship The Relationship Between Location of Metastases and Overall Survival in Men with mCRPC

The Relationship Between Location of Metastases and Overall Survival in Men with mCRPC

Site of metastasis is key to the length of time a patient can survive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

General Oncology Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

Some of our patients receive olanzapine (Zyprexa) as an antiemetic. Is this a typical use of this drug?

General Oncology Managing Radiotherapy-Induced Breakthrough Cancer Pain

Managing Radiotherapy-Induced Breakthrough Cancer Pain

Nasal spray effectively relieves intense breakthrough pain associated with radiotherapy planning and treatment.

Lymphoma Advice for Patients With CML Traveling While On Oral Chemotherapy

Advice for Patients With CML Traveling While On Oral Chemotherapy

As summer approaches, many patients with CML who are taking oral chemotherapy drugs have questions about taking their drugs while traveling. What advice can we give them regarding this?

Navigator Notes The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

The Samfund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to easing the lasting financial effects of cancer treatments for young adults with the disease.

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