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Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

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Dr Lori Baudino, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, discusses a program that helps children with cancer cope with their disease and treatment, and learn to be children again.

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

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A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.

Kinase Inhibitors: Managing Adverse Effects in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

Kinase Inhibitors: Managing Adverse Effects in the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

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Despite their efficacy in metastatic melanoma, KIs include risk of serious side effects in patients. This overview explains the effects and management recommendations for 4 agents used to treat metastatic melanoma.

Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

Volunteer Programs Designed to Support Cancer Patients at the Very End of Life

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NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.

Managing Adverse Effects From Oral Kinase Inhibitors in Patients With Hematologic Cancers

Managing Adverse Effects From Oral Kinase Inhibitors in Patients With Hematologic Cancers

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Ibrutinib, idelalisib, ponatinib, and ruxolitinib are each associated with a variety of potential adverse effects and oncology nurses must be aware of these to successfully monitor for them.

GARD: A Move Toward Precision Radiation Therapy

GARD: A Move Toward Precision Radiation Therapy

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A new tool may enable oncologists to deliver radiation therapy targeted to a tumor's biology and radiosensitivity, similar to how anticancer agents target specific tumor mutation-affected gene pathways.

Therapeutic Writing in Group Work For Patients With Cancer

Therapeutic Writing in Group Work For Patients With Cancer

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Journaling can offer patients with cancer a safe space to express and process emotions without fear of judgment or risk of burdening loved ones.

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

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Following the lead of a British cancer support organization, Teen Cancer America sponsors age-appropriate cancer center environments as well as peer and community support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators Has Evolved and Expanded in 5 Years

Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators Has Evolved and Expanded in 5 Years

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Oncology Nursing Society conducted a role delineation survey (RDS) on oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) to determine how the role has evolved since the previous RDS and to determine if an ONN certification is needed.

When Noncompliance With Cancer Treatment Isn't Really Noncompliance

When Noncompliance With Cancer Treatment Isn't Really Noncompliance

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The patient seemed to demonstrate typical noncompliance behaviors. Until one day her appearance suggested another explanation, prompting an investigation that revealed a surprising cause.

Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

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A cursory look at hypnosis and where it may be used to offer an alternative and side-effect-free management of several aspects of care that can be beneficial to patients with cancer.

Escalating Drug Prices Central to Value Discussion of Cancer Treatment Regimens

Escalating Drug Prices Central to Value Discussion of Cancer Treatment Regimens

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In his plenary lecture at 2016 SABCS, Peter P. Bach, MD, MAPP, reviewed the factors contributing to escalating drug prices and the significance of drug prices in the value of a cancer treatment regimen.

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

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Women with a history of breast cancer face a wide variety of challenges as they transition from the role of "patient" to "survivor".

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

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Although many men obtain a second opinion regarding their prostate cancer care options, they seldom deviate from the original course of action.

Shared Decision Making Will Require New Tools, Paradigms in Radiation Oncology

Shared Decision Making Will Require New Tools, Paradigms in Radiation Oncology

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A recent paper on the future of radiation oncology reports on the trend toward a greater role for shared decision making and patient-reported outcomes, such as the interrelated benchmarks of patient satisfaction, engagement, and treatment-plan adherence.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

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A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

Technique for Minimizing Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia Gaining a Foothold in the States

Technique for Minimizing Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia Gaining a Foothold in the States

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Inducing vasoconstriction in the scalp of patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy effectively reduces the amount of drug that reaches the hair follicles and hair-cell metabolism, minimizing one of the most dreaded side effects of treatment.

Tips for Culturally Sensitive Communications With Hispanic Patients and Caregivers

Tips for Culturally Sensitive Communications With Hispanic Patients and Caregivers

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Culturally sensitive communications with Hispanic patients can help them understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Loss of bone density related to chemotherapy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer can lead to debilitating hip and vertebral fractures. This discussion discusses the impact of resistance training for these patients.

How We Developed a New Protocol for Treatment of Urethral Carcinoma

How We Developed a New Protocol for Treatment of Urethral Carcinoma

Faced with a harsh treatment option, a patient with genitourinary cancer helps create a treatment plan that preserves his self-image.

Making End of Life Discussions Easier on Patients and Caregivers

Making End of Life Discussions Easier on Patients and Caregivers

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A new card game helps patients and caregivers broach the difficult subject of end-of-life wishes and prioritize what's most important in their planning.

Gero-Oncology: Preparing for the Coming Wave of Elderly Cancer Patients

Gero-Oncology: Preparing for the Coming Wave of Elderly Cancer Patients

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A growing proportion of cancer patients are elderly—creating a demographic shift with important implications for cancer care, including radiotherapy. Integrating geriatric care into oncology nursing has never been more important.

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

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A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

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How long were you a nurse before you felt competent? Reflections on creating an atmosphere of learning and growing from our own mistakes.

Pseudohyperkalemia: False Potassium Levels Occur in a Patient With Lymphoma

Pseudohyperkalemia: False Potassium Levels Occur in a Patient With Lymphoma

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The patient's history and current blood work results indicated a dangerously high potassium level. But a meticulously handled redraw proved it false.

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

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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.

Expectations of Chemotherapy Side Effects Influence Patients' Experiences During Breast Cancer Treatment

Expectations of Chemotherapy Side Effects Influence Patients' Experiences During Breast Cancer Treatment

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Recent studies indicate that adverse side effects can result from factors unrelated to the pharmacologic agent, but rather from other factors.

Kinase Inhibitors: Managing Side Effects in GI Cancers

Kinase Inhibitors: Managing Side Effects in GI Cancers

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A review of adverse effects and recommended management for 3 kinase inhibitors indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

New CRC Screening Option Opens the Door for New Conversations

New CRC Screening Option Opens the Door for New Conversations

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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.

Patients' and Caregivers' Misperceptions Continue to Stigmatize Palliative Care

Patients' and Caregivers' Misperceptions Continue to Stigmatize Palliative Care

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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.

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