Cancers that cause more readily noticeable physical changes can produce self-image challenges for patients. This discussion reviews what interventions can help validate patients' self-image concerns.
Patients with cancer incur significant out-of-pocket costs before their Medicare drug benefits activate, and due to those costs, many patients with CML delayed starting their treatment.
A new colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test that can be done in the privacy of patients' homes, at their convenience, and with no prep needed may help patients overcome their reticence.
Patient navigation reduces delays in diagnostic resolution among patients with a Charlson Comorbidity Index greater than 1 with abnormal findings
An analysis of population trends in England demonstrated that use of electronic cigarettes improves the rate of successful quit attempts, but results in less use of prescription nicotine-replacement therapy products.
A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.
Patients who have little to no understanding of the health system, multiple comorbid conditions, do not receive a written treatment plan, or do not have contact with a cancer care coordinator or specialist nurse have significantly poorer care coordination.
Oncology nurses face a difficult challenge in getting patients to consider palliative care because despite knowing that palliative care is comfort care, many patients and caregivers still equate it with end of life.
Caregivers of patients with cancer report a higher burden and significantly more time providing care compared with caregivers of patients with other conditions.
Researchers from the University of Miami School of Business Administration and the Florida Atlantic University College of Business present an overview of the impact of the ACA on US health care in its first 5 years.
Nearly 25% to 33% of family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers report high levels of anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as significant time providing care.
Solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) are 3 times more likely to develop cancer; however, clinical practice guidelines for cancer screening in this population do not reflect this increased risk.
Most clinicians support use of integrative services for hospitalized patients, and most referrals for these services are nurse-driven, a NIH-funded study conducted at a large tertiary care facility has shown.
Three-quarters of young adult women who visit indoor tanning salons support stronger restrictions on their use.
The decision to resume or begin dating after a cancer diagnosis can be particularly stressful.
Social media has become a mainstay of day-to-day life. For patients with cancer, it can be a lifeline to unprecedented support that is unique to their needs.
At what point is attentiveness being too nice? Ann Brady discusses how her words followed the patient's wishes, but her actions prompted an unexpected question.
Systematic Palliative Care Provides Greater Improvement in Quality of Life for Patients with Pancreatic CancerJuly 29, 2016
Quality of life is significantly improved for patients with pancreatic cancer when systematic palliative care is administered vs on-demand palliative care.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques can help patients with cancer turn their negative thoughts into positive attitudes, as well as find meaning and purpose to their life.
Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.
A standardized discharge navigation program resulted in significantly earlier discharge time that led to efficient, cost-effective patient throughput with no adverse effect on readmission rates.
Patient navigators may improve rates of comprehensive cancer screening among low-income and ethnic minority populations. These patients were more likely to adhere to cancer-screening guidelines when assisted by patient navigators.
The number of patients older than 75 years who do not undergo surgery is increasing, especially among those with stage III or IV ovarian cancer. Approximately 50% do not undergo surgery and 25% receive no treatment at all.
The addition of a patient navigation component to a population-based IT system boosted screening rates for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer in patients at high risk for nonadherence.
A mostly volunteer organization arranges flights for patients with cancer who need to travel to distant treatment centers on corporate jets with empty seats that are flying the same route.
The global economic downturn of 2008-2010, accompanied by a sharp rise in unemployment, is associated with more than 260 000 excess deaths due to cancers, many of which are considered treatable.
Offering free screening colonoscopies can identify CRC earlier in uninsured patients who are at high risk for developing the disease. In addition, the program is cost neutral from the perspective of a hospital system.
Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health InformationMay 23, 2016
Available information on pancreatic cancer was written at too high a level and contained inaccuracies regarding alternative therapies, a recent study has shown.
A month of treatment with the newest cancer drugs, based on those introduced in 2014, was 6 times more expensive at launch than cancer drugs introduced in 2000, after adjusting for inflation.
Highest points of distress experienced by patients with cancer at 1 institution are identified in this study to better implement distress screening.
- Novel Colonoscopy Prep Is Poised to Improve Screening Rates for Colon Cancer
- How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians
- Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors
- Panobinostat Modestly Improves OS in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma
- Olanzapine Efficacious for Treatment of Breakthrough CINV
- Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts
- Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer
- Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes
- Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients
- Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department
- Hydroxyurea May Improve Kidney Function in PV-Associated Nephrotic Syndrome
- Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors
- Atypical Teratoid/rhabdoid Tumors: Challenges and Search for Solutions
- New Research Identifies Potential Bladder Cancer Chemotherapy Side Effect
- Pseudohyperkalemia: False Potassium Levels Occur in a Patient With Lymphoma
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