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Issues in Cancer Survivorship The unmet needs of cancer survivors: Quantifying the long-term effects of cancer

The unmet needs of cancer survivors: Quantifying the long-term effects of cancer

Long-lasting effects of cancer can plague patients for years after they complete their treatments. In this study, researchers sought to measure which problems plagued patients the most and for the longest time.

Oncology Nursing Screening for psychosocial distress: A review

Screening for psychosocial distress: A review

Distress screening at pivotal points in care helps nurses identify which patients need additional support as they cope with their disease and treatments.

Advisor Forum Hair dye use during chemotherapy

Hair dye use during chemotherapy

Is it safe to use hair dyes concurrently with chemotherapy?

Communication Challenges Patient treatment: The constancy of vulnerability

Patient treatment: The constancy of vulnerability

Transitions from one stage of cancer care to another are pivotal points of vulnerability for patients. The most significant point comes at the end of treatment, as patients face life forever changed.

Advisor Forum Assessing patency of an implanted port

Assessing patency of an implanted port

How should a fibrin overgrowth on an internal catheter be managed when there is no blood return from the implanted port?

The Total Patient Audio therapy for pediatric postoperative pain

Audio therapy for pediatric postoperative pain

Listening to music or audiobooks has a profound impact on postoperative pain perception in children. The benefit is increased when the patients are allowed to choose their own music or stories.

Advisor Forum Maximum tolerated doses of gemcitabine

Maximum tolerated doses of gemcitabine

How much more toxicity and myelosuppression has been associated with gemcitabine (Gemzar) when it is infused over periods longer than 30 minutes?

Reflections Post cancer treatment surveillance

Post cancer treatment surveillance

Many patients place too high a value on the effectiveness of tumor markers in demonstrating their posttreatment status. Even after offering a detailed explanation of the true worth of these tests, the author's patient still wants to know, "Are you going to order my tumor markers?"

From CancerCare Understanding the male patient with cancer

Understanding the male patient with cancer

How men perceive their role within their family dynamic or social circles may impact how they respond to a cancer diagnosis. Often they retreat or shut down, further challenging the efforts of their oncology care providers and loved ones to help them cope.

Navigator Notes Oncology patient navigation: Bringing this crucial role to the forefront

Oncology patient navigation: Bringing this crucial role to the forefront

This emerging role is leading nurses toward more comprehensive patient care, improved community outreach, and a stronger voice to advocate for patients.

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