A cancer diagnosis can alter life plans for a young adult couple, completely upending their carefully thought out plans. Understanding their unique challenges can ensure oncology nurses are prepared to help these patients and their partners face an uncertain future.
Analysis of data from more than 1 million people demonstrates the value of tobacco-use data in tailoring public health programs to prevalence of smokers in local populations.
A cross-sectional study asked patients with hematologic cancers to name the components of care they felt were most crucial to their perception of optimal care.
Results of a prospective study demonstrated the effectiveness of a 1-hour psychoeducational intervention designed to help survivors of breast cancer manage their chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction and improve their memory contentment.
Should patients receiving chemotherapy take probiotics?
A team from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describe EMBRACE, their comprehensive care program for patients with metastatic breast cancer at SABCS 2017.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been celebrated in October since the early 1990s. In this column, Oncology Nurse Advisor asked 3 community education advocates to share their tips for a successful awareness event.
A newly developed patient education resource helps nurses educate patients with colorectal cancer about biomarker testing and counsel them on the significance of the results.
This fact sheet explains lymphedema and describes ways in which a patient may manage symptoms of this common side effect of cancer treatment.
Study results show that patients with prostate cancer express treatment decision regret, with concerns regarding sexual function, bowel function, and PSA most commonly associated with regret.
Teenagers and young adults with cancer rated digital resources such as email, online information resources, and communication tools as critical to their lives. These patients would also utilize additional resources such as chat rooms and online counseling and support.
Nurse navigators are charged with finding the method that suits a patient best to ensure adherence to oral cancer therapy regimens and monitor for adverse effects.
Some men who undergo multigene testing for inherited prostate cancer misinterpret findings of variants of uncertain significance.
A tool called iCanDecide prepares patients for making decision about treatment better than static online information, study finds.
Preparing patients to manage their care at home enhances patient safety, decreases the frequency of unnecessary emergency center visits and unplanned readmissions, and improves patient satisfaction.
Results from a small survey suggest a need to include risk of confidentiality breach in consent discussions.
Analysis & Perspective on Practical and Ethical Use and Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing Data During Clinical TrialsApril 20, 2017
Despite the value of genomic sequence information, nurses need to be aware of the limitations of this information and ethical concerns regarding sharing it with patients.
Conversations about benefits and drawbacks of PSA testing improved after the USPSTF updated its recommendations on PSA testing; however, some disparities in quality of these discussions increased.
A review of the importance of cancer screening programs and the important role of the oncology nurse navigator/care coordinator in developing them.
A workforce survey revealed that nearly all nurses are involved in volunteer work that enhance community health, with most choosing activities not related to their jobs.
Virtual Environment Radiotherapy (VERT) program eases anxiety and improves understanding of radiation therapy for patients with prostate cancer.
NBTS launched a clinical trial finder specific to brain tumors to engage patients in research and clinical trials.
Patients were more comfortable with their decisions about lung cancer screening after a shared decision-making visit.
Numeracy is the ability to understand and use numbers and researchers have found that there are better ways to present numeric information about health risks and benefits so that all patients can take part in shared decision-making.
Video Based Personal Webpages (VBPWP) Can Be Used as a Compliment to Clinical Trial Patient Management
The simple question: "Would you like to talk about what this means?" can lead to more thorough discussions about scan results and prognoses, better preparing patients to make informed treatment decisions.
Annual counseling could reduce prevalence and prevent many smoking-attributable fatalities.
Although many men obtain a second opinion regarding their prostate cancer care options, they seldom deviate from the original course of action.
Participants in a peer navigation program for patients at risk for HBOC were surveyed regarding the usefulness of the information provided, patient education, and their peer navigator. Survey results were presented at the 2016 SABCS.
A new tool may show promise for improving clinical trial participation among black women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
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