As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions is deemed crucial.
Women overdue for mammogram respond better to postcard plus reminder letter from family physician.
A novel study examines perceptions of the role of the hospital chaplain. What do they do? When should they be called in?
The transition to a primary care provider after completing cancer treatment should begin with a plan that documents treatments and follow-up care.
Writing down fears, emotions, and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian American survivors of breast cancer, according to a new study. The research investigated methods of reducing the psychological burden among minority patients, particularly among breast cancer survivors.
A novel program helps patients with cancer eat better by helping them grow their own fruits and vegetables.
A new study demonstrated that writing about emotionally difficult events, such as a cancer diagnosis, might improve outcomes for some breast cancer survivors.
A questionnaire can help counselors address psychosocial issues in genetic counseling for cancer.
Cancer and its treatment may have an immediate or delayed impact on reproductive health.
For pediatric patients with advanced cancer, parent-provider concordance is poor regarding prognosis and goals of care, according to a study.
A study published in the Dermatology Online Journal shows that YouTube effectively allows researchers, journals, and health advocates to connect directly with the public on topics of skin cancer and prevention.
The special needs of older adult patients and caregivers, who are usually also older persons, can be a nursing challenge. These tips will ensure you are communicating effectively with this patient population.
A series of simple telephone calls can make a profound difference in helping women with breast cancer to meet their treatment goals for weight loss.
Cancer care has a new side effect: patients face anxiety and distress when faced with large, unpredictable costs from their cancer treatment.
Low cost strategies for annual colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations can be facilitated by health information technology, with dramatic improvements in screening rates.
Experts often say that worrying may be harmful to your health. However, when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear may be good for you.
Children of cancer patients may be at risk for emotional and behavioral problems after learning of a parent's cancer diagnosis.
A four-step process involving 155 patients with cancer was used to develop patient-reported outcome measure.
Among postmenopausal women receiving letrozole as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, a telephone-based weight loss intervention was effective in promoting weight loss.
Low-cost interventions relying upon mailings, text messages, and phone calls can increase adherence to colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical tests among vulnerable populations.
Noreen Luszcz, RD, MBA, CNSC, nutrition program director for Walgreens Infusion Services, answers questions about nutrition therapy for patients with cancer.
A national survey of patients reveals that physicians don't always fully discuss the risks and benefits of cancer screening, reports a new study.
Male patients with prostate cancer, and patients with other genitourinary cancers, need information on how their cancer and its treatment will affect their life.
Thoracic oncology navigation involves directing patients to resources, providing education about the disease, coordinating patient care, and more.
A new cancer diagnosis encompasses multiple physician visits and procedures, and can produce overwhelming stress for all involved.
Nurses at a community cancer center in Minneapolis described the Celebration of Life Cancer Survivorship Evening Program they developed in a presentation at the 2014 NCONN Conference.
Fatigue is a debilitating problem for cancer patients undergoing treatment, and it also can significantly affect quality of life after treatment.
New guidelines have been developed for clinical follow-up care for prostate cancer survivors. Issues addressed include health promotion, surveillance for recurrence, and new primaries.
A major medical center in New York City uses a program of arts and music to help patients through their treatments. The program is even being used to give nurses a chance to de-stress.
The American Cancer Society released a set of guidelines addressing the long-term primary care for survivors of prostate cancer. The guidelines outline follow-up care, monitoring for recurrence, and screening for secondary primary cancers. They also reiterate the need to educate survivors about physical exercise and smoking cessation.
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