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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.

Advisor Forum Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Do cancer treatments alter alleles affecting saliva, thus rendering a Genecept Assay null and void?

Side-Effect Management Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Patients with GI cancer may struggle to maintain nutritional status; therefore, nurses should be ready to step in with information and interventions.

Ask a Pharmacist Drug sequence with gemcitabine

Drug sequence with gemcitabine

When giving gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol), is it better to give gemcitabine first to reduce myelosuppression with every indication?

Navigator Notes Shared decision-making in cancer

Shared decision-making in cancer

Oncology nurse navigator help patients and families understand treatment options and sort through how care decisions may impact their lives.

Side-Effect Management Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

This case study examines a case of sex-related headaches in a breast cancer survivor after treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Advisor Forum Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

In an outpatient cancer infusion center providing IV hydration, is a longer infusion time better for the patient?

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