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Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

A retrospective study sought to determine the effectiveness of surgical intervention for elderly female nursing home residents with breast cancer.

Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Experience From Diagnosis to Survivor

Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Experience From Diagnosis to Survivor

Lee Hillstrom shares his cancer experience and highlights the critical support he received from a nurse navigator and cancer counselor.

Navigation at the End of Therapy: A Crucial Transition in Lymphoma Treatment

Navigation at the End of Therapy: A Crucial Transition in Lymphoma Treatment

A nurse-led study explored the significance of nurse navigators for patients with lymphoma approaching their transition from acute care to survivorship care.

SCOOPs Program Improves Patient Experience, Reduces Costs

SCOOPs Program Improves Patient Experience, Reduces Costs

Researchers report on the effectiveness results of the Supportive Care of Oncology Patients (SCOOPs) Program were presented at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium.

Culturally Sensitive Navigation Bridges Some Care Gaps for Latino Adults With Advanced Cancer

Culturally Sensitive Navigation Bridges Some Care Gaps for Latino Adults With Advanced Cancer

Researchers explored the effectiveness of tailoring patient navigation programs to address cultural and language barriers for Latino adults with advanced cancer.

Skin Cancer Screening Programs: Are They Effective?

Skin Cancer Screening Programs: Are They Effective?

Skin cancer screening programs have led to diagnoses of melanoma that would have otherwise been missed, but the overall public health benefit of such programs remains unclear.

Integrating Preoperative Oral Care Into Cancer Treatment Plans

Integrating Preoperative Oral Care Into Cancer Treatment Plans

Oral care by a dentist was found to reduce pathogenic bacterial plaque thereby decreasing the risk of postoperative pneumonia, a potentially fatal adverse effect, in patients undergoing surgical procedures for cancer.

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Information patients find online can be a great concern for oncology nurses, especially when a diagnosis has an uncertain prognosis. In this follow-up study, researchers in Boston sought to determine the quality of the online resources patients with cancer, particularly pancreas, are finding.

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

In a randomized study, researchers sought to determine the effect of a nurse-led care program on unscheduled hospital visits and admissions and cost for patients with breast cancer undergoing outpatient chemotherapy.

Financial Toxicity Discussions an Unmet Need for Breast Cancer Patients

Financial Toxicity Discussions an Unmet Need for Breast Cancer Patients

Survey responses revealed that clinicians and patients do not agree on whether discussions regarding the impact of treatment on employment and/or financial status occur or are helpful.

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