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General Oncology Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

A diagnosis of a rare cancer is compounded by a greater sense of isolation because patients often struggle to find "someone like me." Support measures need to provide a sense of inclusion as well as meet unique needs.

Breast Cancer Mastectomy vs BCT: Understanding Women's Treatment Choice for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Mastectomy vs BCT: Understanding Women's Treatment Choice for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Canadian investigators sought to understand the factors that influence the treatment choices of women with early-stage breast cancer.

Oncology Nursing The Impact of Minimizing a Cancer Diagnosis

The Impact of Minimizing a Cancer Diagnosis

Seeing another patient's situation as worse may be a coping mechanism for some patients with cancer, but those patients need to be reminded not to diminish their own disease and treatment.

Side-Effect Management Managing Pain in the Crosshairs of an Opioid Crisis and HCAHPS-related Demands

Managing Pain in the Crosshairs of an Opioid Crisis and HCAHPS-related Demands

Patient expectations, clinician perception, and institutional objectives create a perfect storm of conflicting interests regarding pain management, especially given the current trend to control opioid use.

Side-Effect Management Rolapitant Eases CINV in Patients Receiving Highly, Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy

Rolapitant Eases CINV in Patients Receiving Highly, Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy

Long-acting NK-1 receptor antagonist rolapitant demonstrates significant efficacy in managing CINV in patients receiving HEC or MEC for cancer.

Navigator Notes Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

I hear the term "financial toxicity" used more and more when people are discussing the cost of cancer treatments. What exactly is financial toxicity?

Side-Effect Management Distress Management Tool Gets an Update, Patient Version

Distress Management Tool Gets an Update, Patient Version

A review of the updated NCCN Guidelines is presented with a look at the newly published Guideline for Patients.

Breast Cancer Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.

Multiple Myeloma Optimal Management of Myeloma With Bortezomib

Optimal Management of Myeloma With Bortezomib

In this review of the role of bortezomib in the treatment of multiple myeloma, the researchers explain what nurses need to watch for in patients taking this drug.

Navigator Notes A Navigator's Take: Developing Cancer Screening Programs in Your Community

A Navigator's Take: Developing Cancer Screening Programs in Your Community

A review of the importance of cancer screening programs and the important role of the oncology nurse navigator/care coordinator in developing them.

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