Patient Counseling & Support
Are there tips nurses can share with patients on avoiding oral therapy-related side effects associated with drugs such as everolimus?
Effective weight management can enhance cancer treatment, improve patient outcomes, and reduce incidence of recurrence and mortality. As with encouraging smoking cessation, oncologists should talk to patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Patients may need help talking about their cancer diagnosis with their families, especially their children. The Pillow Talk Care package is an at-home activity kit that helps facilitate this difficult discussion.
Telephone counseling after genetic testing was found just as effective as in-person counseling in many respects, according to new study.
Participants in prosocial versus standard group have higher level of depression, anxiety after intervention.
Psychosocial decline occurs in an estimated one-third of patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer. These declines may sometimes be ameliorated by vigilant recognition of the need to refer patients for psychosocial support interventions.
Reduction in distress, unmet information needs with telephone-based, peer-support program
A video-based educational tool increased comprehension of prostate health terms in patients with a mean literacy level of 7th grade or higher.
Active smokers more knowledgeable than former smokers or nonsmokers, and often cite urologist as source of information.
What is the rationale for why a patient on bortezomib (Velcade) therapy should avoid green tea?
Patients diagnosed with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and malignant melanoma are particularly at risk for disorders such as anxiety or depression.
Oncology Nurse Advisor talks to Peter Goldbach, MD, chief medical officer of Health Dialog, about encouraging men to be more informed participants in their health care decisions.
Frank dela Rama, a new member of the Oncology Nurse Advisor editorial board, talks about helping men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer learn about and prepare to cope with their disease.
Animal assisted interventions such as visits from therapy dogs and patients' pets are proven to improve patient outcomes.
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?
Counseling from a health care professional trained in genetics before genetic testing takes place may improve the quality of health care.
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.
- Key discovery in understanding successes and failures of immunotherapy
- Added sugars may increase blood pressure more than high salt consumption
- Researchers identify biological indicator of response to new ovarian cancer drug
- Managing obesity should be part of cancer care
- Galeterone active in one form of castration-resistant prostate cancer
- Importance of sequence in administering premeds with paclitaxel
- Tamoxifen found to lower breast cancer rates among high-risk women in trial
- SABCS: Male breast cancer prognosis falls behind that for women
- Pembrolizumab safe, and even effective in some patients, for triple-negative breast cancer
- Capecitabine does not improve survival in elderly patients with early stage breast cancer
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