Patient Counseling & Support
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.
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.
- Study investigating advanced MRI scans to detect prostate cancer set to begin
- TNF-alpha inhibitors associated with uveal melanoma
- Improved survival in pediatric umbilical cord transplants for hematologic cancers
- Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers
- Proton therapy less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques
- A New Era is Coming up in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Early palliative care can cut hospital readmissions for cancer patients
- ONA Interview: Breaking the barriers to effective palliative care
- Fluorescent tattoos may improve self-esteem in patients receiving radiotherapy for breast cancer
- Cancer prehabilitation: One step toward improved outcomes
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