October 2010 Issue of ONA
October 2010 issue
In the News
Oncology nurses are concerned about the growing number of invasive fungal infections among their cancer patients, according to a recent report.
Chemoradiotherapy improves survival in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer compared to treatment with radiotherapy alone.
Zoledronic acid is more effect than clodronate at treating patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and improves survival.
The author introduces The Annie Appleseed Project and previews its upcoming annual meeting.
An individualized plan of care that kept the patient's dementia in mind helped to produce an excellent outcome for this elderly patient.
Radiologists have increased their use of computer-aided detection (CAD) in screening and diagnostic mammography, according to a study published in the Journal of the American ...
The forum answers questions about the effects of pectin and administering chemotherapy with no blood return.
Disease-specific advance care planning: Conversations emphasize patient preferences and provide clarity
When planning for end-of-life care, disease-specific advance care planning delivers greater patient satisfaction and clarity about preferences.
Prognosis is not good, but many patients still seek treatment, equating prolonged neurologic function with better quality of life.
The ability to recognize the symptoms and manage the consequences are critical to personal and professional health.
Issues in Cancer Survivorship
Accessing information, staying in touch, finding helpful resources: Social media for cancer survivors
Social media is not just about Facebook anymore. Now, it's also about surviving cancer.
Zoledronic acid is a third-generation bisphosphonate prescribed to reduce pain from bony metastases, treat hypercalcemia of malignancy, and manage osteolytic lesions in multiple myeloma.
Radiation and Your Patient
WBI hypofractionation is as effective as conventional radiation therapy regimens for some patients with early-stage breast cancer.
In a case like Susie's, nurses wonder if there was a way to change not the outcome, but the way she died.
From Cancer Care
Collaboration between the patient and health care provider about a posttreatment care plan can improve the patient's quality of life.
Ask a Pharmacist
This month's questions: Giving Neulasta on the day of chemotherapy and strategies for managing opioid induced constipation.
The Total Patient
Harvard's Atul Gawande writes on the issue of palliative care versus technological intervention during the end-of-life experience.
Past and present come together when, after 20 years, the wfie of a former patient contacts the author with a special request.
- Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)
- Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery
- Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activity
- Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
- 'Lean Six Sigma' Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores
- No association is seen between reproductive history or hormone use and lung cancer risk in women
- Genetic variants combined to improve breast cancer
- 'Bathing and Honoring' Nursing Intervention Benefits Families after Patients Die in Acute Care Setting
- Clinic-Based Behavioral Intervention Improves Sleep for Cancer Patient-Caregiver Dyads
- New Instrument Assesses Family Caregiver Knowledge of Cancer Treatment Symptoms
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