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).
A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.
Patient understanding of lung cancer screening increased after participation in focus groups.
A new colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test that can be done in the privacy of patients' homes, at their convenience, and with no prep needed may help patients overcome their reticence.
Oncology nurses face a difficult challenge in getting patients to consider palliative care because despite knowing that palliative care is comfort care, many patients and caregivers still equate it with end of life.
Social media has become a mainstay of day-to-day life. For patients with cancer, it can be a lifeline to unprecedented support that is unique to their needs.
Using an online decision-support tool led to most men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance with less conflict about their decision.
US cancer centers have dramatically increased their spending on advertising to promote their services, and the bulk of this spending was by for-profit organizations.
Patient navigators may improve rates of comprehensive cancer screening among low-income and ethnic minority populations. These patients were more likely to adhere to cancer-screening guidelines when assisted by patient navigators.
Patient Illness Understanding Is Influenced by Recent Prognosis and Life Expectancy Discussions With Oncology CliniciansMay 31, 2016
Patients with advanced cancer have a better understanding of the terminal nature of their illnesses if they have had recent discussions with their oncologists about prognosis/life expectancy.
Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health InformationMay 23, 2016
Available information on pancreatic cancer was written at too high a level and contained inaccuracies regarding alternative therapies, a recent study has shown.
A nurse-managed precision cancer treatment education resource center may improve information dissemination about genomic health and targeted therapy.
A central venous catheter self-management education program is an effective nursing intervention to promote long-term self-management of a CVC for discharged patients with cancer.
Patient responses to the medication questions on the HCAHPS survey demonstrate improved understanding of their medications after implementation of an improved patient education process.
A nurse-directed independent survey for patient feedback can inform measurable improvements in patient education and satisfaction survey scores.
Comprehensive patient education that includes information on breast reconstruction, with photos, can help women with breast cancer make more informed decisions about their treatment options.
An AYA patient survivorship program jointly designed by a cancer institute and a community organization educates patients about their oncologic history and the effects of therapy, as well as provides resources to improve quality of life.
Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.
Unmet health information needs, even nearly a decade after a cancer diagnosis, were a key finding of a study of the needs of cancer survivors who are at least 9 years beyond an initial diagnosis.
Patient education on clinical trials prior to the first oncologic visit improves knowledge, attitudes, and preparation for decision making about clinical trials.
Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer Address an International Conference About Misleading Disease-Specific MessagesNovember 19, 2015
Patients with advanced breast cancer spoke out about the damaging messages some organizations issue about advanced breast cancer. They need to be identified and educated to change the way they talk about the disease.
Many pediatricians and primary care physicians reported communicating about HPV vaccination with parents in ways that likely discourage them from having their children vaccinated.
Understanding the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patient: Tips and Tools for Health Care ProfessionalsOctober 21, 2015
Although treatment options are different and recurrence rates higher for triple negative breast cancer, patients with this subtype of the disease can be hopeful for good treatment outcomes.
Skin self-examination (SSE) training to aid early detection of melanoma recurrence is beneficial for patients with melanoma and their partners, and has additional benefits for those who report having low relationship quality because it gives them activities to do together.
Age-related decline in older patients further complicates their ability to maintain an adequate health literacy level. This discussion presents key points to help nurses improve the health literacy of their older patients.
A leading cancer institute developed an online course that teaches oncology nurses about cancer survivors' fertility options and prospects for adoption.
- Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
- Idelalisib Increases Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy
- BBD Regimen Efficacious as First-line Therapy for Myeloma
- Trends in Behaviors, Medical Practice Indicate Mortality From Melanoma Will Decline
- Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs
- Timing of Chemotherapy Infusion Affects Inflammatory Response to Chemotherapy
- Postoperative Gemcitabine Plus Capecitabine: A New Standard of Care for Pancreatic Cancer
- Blood-Forming Stem Cell Transplants (Fact Sheet)
- Nut Consumption Inversely Associated With Lung Cancer Risk
- Blood Test Predicts Stem Cell Transplant Success in Myelodysplastic Syndrome
- Metronomic Chemotherapy: Improved Tumor Blood Supply Leads to Better Treatment
- Immunotherapy and the Future of Prostate Cancer Treatment
- Targeting AR Mutations Promising in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
- GUCS 2017: Early Immunotherapy Discontinuation in mRCC
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