Patient Counseling & Support
If it sounds like denial, it is denial. Right? This patient's preconceived notion of what lung cancer should be appeared to hinder her accepting her diagnosis. But she agreed to treatment, so is it still denial?
Four major themes characterize the experience of cancer risk management for women who are positive for BRCA genetic mutations.
Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) may aid caregivers who need additional support.
Comprehensive program is addressing the nationally identified lack of discussion about the infertility risks of chemotherapy.
Truly shared decision-making is possible only when the patient understands everything the treatment options entail, and the doctor understands the patient's personal situation and desires.
A recent study examined why individuals do not always follow through with colorectal cancer screening.
Although many patients with breast cancer are concerned about genetic risk for other cancer types, almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems.
A text reminder can help increase breast cancer screening attendance, study data shows.
More than one-third of doctors recommended mobile health apps to their patients in past year.
The stigma of smoking as a cause of cancer can add to a patient's difficulty in coping with lung cancer, even for patients who never smoked cigarettes.
The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Smoking Cessation can help you plan a successful quit program for your patients who smoke.
A gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for provision of information about radiation use.
Patients with GI cancer may struggle to maintain nutritional status; therefore, nurses should be ready to step in with information and interventions.
Household net worth can be linked to adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care.
A psychosocial telephone counseling (PTC) intervention for cervical cancer survivors can yield improvements in depression and lasting improvement in gynecologic and cancer-specific concerns.
Breast cancer during pregnancy presents additional psychosocial challenges as patients cope with a devastating diagnosis during a time of hope and promise for the future.
Patients perceive higher level of compassion among physicians who provide a more optimistic message, research shows.
Distress screening at pivotal points in care helps nurses identify which patients need additional support as they cope with their disease and treatments.
A new study has uncovered a number of specific physical signs that signal an impending death from cancer.
Is it safe to use hair dyes concurrently with chemotherapy?
Transitions from one stage of cancer care to another are pivotal points of vulnerability for patients. The most significant point comes at the end of treatment, as patients face life forever changed.
Initiatives can decrease hospital visits, cut morbidity and mortality, and up treatment adherence.
When diagnosed with cancer, individuals with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medication, especially in cases of a poor cancer prognosis.
Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, and the problem is more pronounced among minority women.
Use of therapy dogs could help encourage cancer patients to continue treatment and provide emotional comfort.
The first clinical study documenting the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients has yielded evidence that therapy dogs are indeed beneficial for some cancer patients.
How men perceive their role within their family dynamic or social circles may impact how they respond to a cancer diagnosis. Often they retreat or shut down, further challenging the efforts of their oncology care providers and loved ones to help them cope.
Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer treatment ends.
Using war metaphors when speaking with cancer patients about their health struggles or motivation may not be the best approach, research suggests.
The author learned to fully appreciate the significance of inflection and tone, hallmarks of spoken communication, when she faced a new challenge: counseling a deaf patient and his wife, who also is deaf.
- 'Bathing and Honoring' Intervention Benefits Families After Acute Care Patient Death
- Previvorship: Managing Cancer Risk Decisions in Unaffected BRCA-positive Women
- Low vitamin D linked to worse prognosis in a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Risk of ovarian cancer may differ by type of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
- New treatment options discovered for colorectal tumors
- Exercise slows tumor growth and improves chemotherapy
- Educational Walk Through Colon Promotes Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Function of a micron filter
- Kaizen Huddle Boards Enhance Patient Care, Reduces Waste in Ambulatory Center
- Validating Chemotherapy Administration Feasible with Simulation-Based Evaluation
- Physical activity benefits lung cancer patients and survivors
- Lifetime vigorous physical activity may be beneficial in lowering risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Statin use before, after lung cancer diagnosis may reduce risk of cancer-related death
- Replacing one serving of sugary drink every day may lower diabetes risk
- MRI screening program for persons at high risk of pancreatic cancer
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