A cancer diagnosis is wrought with challenges for young adults. This article identifies the unique support needs for patients aged 20 to 39 years with cancer.
An analysis of select responses to a survey conducted by researchers from the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University identified oncology nurses' comfort level in handling end-of-life care and patient education.
Cultural humility is a different perspective on nurse-patient communication than cultural competence. Eucharia Borden, an oncology social worker, explains their difference and how it can improve your care for patients of minority cultures.
In this companion piece to our November column, we discuss the unique challenges to preserving the fertility of female patients with cancer and current options.
Increasing survival rates for AYA patients with cancer have heightened the importance of discussing fertility preservation options. In this column, we review the options for male patients and the significance of including a discussion of them as part of treatment planning.
Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center sought to determine if observation status may be a better treatment option for older adults with cancer who present to the ED.
A randomized study assessed the impact of ConquerFear, a novel intervention developed from various models of cognitive therapy, and Taking-it-Easy, an intervention based on models that promote relaxation, on cancer survivors' ability to manage their fear of cancer recurrence.
Questionnaires completed before and after a clinic visit revealed the potential anxiety of patients during the diagnosis and treatment planning phases of their cancer journey.
An analysis of 23 studies focused on interventions with the potential to improve follow-up colonoscopy completion rates found that navigation programs are more effective than other interventions studied.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been celebrated in October since the early 1990s. In this column, Oncology Nurse Advisor asked 3 community education advocates to share their tips for a successful awareness event.
Caregivers of patients with malignant brain tumors often bear additional burdens in their role, as these patients often experience cognition-related adverse effects as well as the effects of their cancer and its treatment.
A newly developed patient education resource helps nurses educate patients with colorectal cancer about biomarker testing and counsel them on the significance of the results.
A navigator offers her take on how the ideal EHR system could unify the oncology care team toward the common goal of optimal patient outcomes.
Teenagers and young adults with cancer rated digital resources such as email, online information resources, and communication tools as critical to their lives. These patients would also utilize additional resources such as chat rooms and online counseling and support.
Lifestyle changes that promote proper weight management, increased exercise, and a healthy diet have the potential to improve survivors' health and well-being.
An effective nurse navigator approach involves removing barriers to good care, such as differences in health care delivery systems, poor communication, and financial impediments.
Lay cancer patient navigators can address barriers to care such as financial burden and psychosocial distress, and can help reduce disparities across the continuum of care.
A patient survey was designed to examine patient views of their initial breast cancer diagnosis process and care management.
By identifying incidence, prevalence, and risk factors for colorectal and pancreatic cancer in our communities, nurse navigators can develop screening and prevention programs to better serve these populations.
Developing a lung cancer screening program involves a number of challenges, including identifying patients in need of screening, patient follow-up, and community support.
Survivorship care plan successfully improves the overall survivorship care of older cancer survivors using lay navigators.
As molecular testing becomes the standard of care for many cancers, nurse navigators have an important role to play ensuring molecular testing of suitable patients, providing patient education, and managing of patient expectations.
Older cancer survivors typically have higher severity of disease and pre-existing conditions, which makes their cancer treatment additionally challenging. The Patient Care Connect Program was created to help address these issues.
Cancer centers and hospital networks are finding both utility and value in clinical care pathways to help standardize diagnosis, treatment, and management of the most common disease presentations.
Counseling current smokers and helping to direct their care may reduce lung cancer mortality in underserved low-income populations.
An interactive system connects adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancers with their health care team to ensure they establish and adhere to recommended survivorship care plans.
I hear the term "financial toxicity" used more and more when people are discussing the cost of cancer treatments. What exactly is financial toxicity?
Results from a small survey suggest a need to include risk of confidentiality breach in consent discussions.
A review of the importance of cancer screening programs and the important role of the oncology nurse navigator/care coordinator in developing them.
Deciding not to intervene for small, incidentally identified thyroid cancer may cause patients to experience anxiety and feelings of isolation.
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