Women who experience a false positive mammogram were more likely to delay their subsequent screening, potentially increasing the risk of having late stage breast cancer at diagnosis.
Researchers estimate that out of the 6.8 million current and former smokers eligible for lung cancer screening in 2015, only a fraction received it.
There are a growing number of NSCLC patients with advanced disease who are opting to forgo treatment despite the fact that receiving standard of care treatment leads to a higher OS.
Second study shows increase in lung cancer screening from 1.3 to 2.1 percent from 2010 to 2015
Using data from previous analyses and several state medical cannabis programs, investigators assessed how social attitudes, health issues, and state laws affect the use of cannabis among persons older than 50 years.
Study found 21 percent of those with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer went without therapy, even though it could boost survival.
Patients on active surveillance with stable disease may be candidates for less intense surveillance
The majority of consumers do not change their health-related behaviors in the wake of personal genomic test results.
Although many men obtain a second opinion regarding their prostate cancer care options, they seldom deviate from the original course of action.
The impact of additional opinions on patient decision-making is limited.
A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.
Researchers analyzed data from the NPCR of Sweden to determine whether more US men with prostate cancer would choose active surveillance if it were presented as a treatment option.
POLST Programs Can Benefit From the APRN-Patient Relationship
Novel preparation formulation is as effective and safe as current colon prep for colonoscopy. Plus, study participants gave the prep experience a high satisfaction rating.
Questionnaires completed by patients with cancer considering enrollment in early-stage clinical trials indicate they may have unrealistic expectations.
Older cancer survivors' self-reports of sexual activity and functioning are comparable to age-matched people without cancer; despite this, sexual dissatisfaction is more prevalent among cancer survivors than age-matched cancer-free persons.
Emotional distress is associated with an increased likelihood of opting for surgery among men with localized prostate cancer.
Ethnicity influences patient decision to pursue active treatment and serial biopsies in active surveillance
Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease
Using an online decision-support tool led to most men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance with less conflict about their decision.
Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.
Health Care Reform Has No Impact on Role of Safety-Net Hospitals in Providing Care to Minority Patient PopulationsJuly 08, 2016
After implementation of health insurance reforms in Massachusetts that also expanded access to care to non-safety-net hospitals, researchers found that minority-serving hospitals are vital to providing care for these patient populations.
To improve patient comfort during full-body skin cancer screenings, dermatologists should respect patients' preferences for the gender of the examining clinician and for how the genital area is examined.
A nurse-directed independent survey for patient feedback can inform measurable improvements in patient education and satisfaction survey scores.
Patients with breast cancer increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit.
Patients with slow-growing prostate cancer are increasingly opting for active surveillance and only changing treatment plan if the disease changes to a higher risk form to avoid unnecessary and potentially toxic treatments.
Patients with suspected malignant melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma prefer other means to receive their biopsy results than face-to-face.
Families of patients with cancer are more likely to seek information online than support.
A new study has linked satisfaction with nurse navigators to satisfaction with cancer-related care.
Patients and their families believe that teams that include nurse practitioners are more effective, according to recent research.
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