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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.

General Oncology Helping families cope with cancer-related anorexia and cachexia

Helping families cope with cancer-related anorexia and cachexia

Loss of appetite and not eating are difficult aspects of cancer for patients' loved ones to understand. Continued and diligent nurse education can help both patients and families cope with this disturbing effect.

General Oncology Coloring as a Relaxation Tool

Coloring as a Relaxation Tool

The simple childhood pleasure of a coloring book and crayons—or colored pencils, as in this case—provide the foundation of a unique support group for patients with cancer and their families.

Chemotherapy Should Vital Signs Be Routinely Obtained Prior to Intravenous Chemotherapy? Results From a 2-Center Study

Should Vital Signs Be Routinely Obtained Prior to Intravenous Chemotherapy? Results From a 2-Center Study

[Cancer Control] This research sought to explore whether routine checking of vital signs prior to administration of intravenous chemotherapy is associated with fewer complications, particularly hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits.

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