The oncology community is well aware that cancer therapy is fraught with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Of the almost 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, many are more likely to die of CVD...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the launch of a new interactive tool for educating patients, their advocates, and consumers about the processes involved in medication development.
Men who have dependent children and whose spouses or partners have died from cancer are an overlooked population. These fathers face unique challenges not addressed by traditional grief support groups that often attract an older, female population.
Cancer care entails a confusing labyrinth of screenings, tests, and treatments. This emerging role for nurses is becoming increasingly vital to achieve ideal patient outcomes.
Endometrial cancer survivors are more likely to complete physical activity, and for longer durations, when their daily self-efficacy is higher, according to a new study.
Therapy to ease stress, fatigue, and other quality-of-life issues significantly improves patients' sense of well-being during cancer treatment, according to new research from a randomized trial.
Researchers have found that a shorter version of a commonly used nutrition-assessment tool effectively helps cancer patients maintain proper nutrition and can potentially improve their outcomes.
Is there an evidence-based booklet on cancer and diet available for patients undergoing chemotherapy? Is there any evidence that sugar causes cancer?
What criteria are used at facilities to determine which patients receive drugs during an extreme drug shortage when only a limited supply is available within the facility? How is this issue communicated to patients, if at all?
End-of-life care and decisions can be difficult for health care providers. Consulting the ethics committee can provide needed support for the final decision.
The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can be significant. Oncology nurses should familiarize themselves with the organizations that can help patients.
A posttreatment assessment of men who underwent treatment for prostate cancer revealed a side effect that has a significant impact on patients.
Bright IDEAS problem-solving skills training improves mood, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress in mothers of children recently diagnosed with cancer.
How do nurse or patient navigators make the continuum of cancer care easier to manage?
As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new study underscores the challenges faced by patients in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic.
Patients who watched a 3-minute video demonstrating CPR were less likely to indicate a preference for receiving the procedure in the event of an in-hospital cardiac arrest.
A family keeps their matriarch's legacy alive through an organization that tends to the spirit of survival.
This fact sheet offers Spanish-speaking caregivers tips about how to take time to care for themselves.
This fact sheet provides an overview to patients of the general diagnostic tests that are used to determine their tumor type.
The death of a loved one is life-changing. This fact sheet offers tips to caregivers and loved ones focused around caring for themselves during this difficult time.
This fact sheet offers tips for helping teenagers cope with the loss of a parent to cancer.
Diligent patient education that addresses adherence and persistence issues can optimize outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
A new Survivorship Toolkit offers patients posttreatment self-care plans, wallet-sized information cards, and a calendar for keeping track of appointments.
Investigators reported that levels of support within relationships were important risk factors for breast cancer mortality.
We care for patients by helping fix what is bothering them. But is denial really a problem that needs fixing?
Early end-of-life talks are associated with less aggressive care and greater use of hospice services when patients do reach their final days.
The reasons cancer patients keep smoking after a cancer diagnosis are much more complicated than a lack of discipline or a disregard for one's own health.
Black women have the highest death rate from breast cancer of all racial and ethnic groups, and are 40% more likely to die of the disease than are white women, according to a new report from the CDC.
Patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia can use these tips to help manage the emotional challenges of coping with a long-term disease.
This fact sheet contains tips for patients dealing with nausea and loss of appetite resulting from cancer treatment.
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