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Issues in Cancer Survivorship HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.

Advisor Forum Finding a qualified acupuncture practitioner

Finding a qualified acupuncture practitioner

How can patients find a qualified acupuncture practitioner who understands the needs of oncology patients?

CE Courses Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

This review discusses common risk factors, treatment, and preventive measures for aspergillosis in hematopoietic stem transplantation recipients.

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?

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