Cancer stage may play a role in the decision to undergo mastectomy rather than lumpectomy for women with early stage breast cancer, according to recent research.
A calculator to help men and their doctors assess the risk of prostate cancer has had a major upgrade to enhance men's and their physicians' understanding of a man's risk of prostate cancer.
Patients frequently turn to digital media for drug information; however, many Wikipedia entries about medications aren't up-to-date and accurate.
In Alabama, smartphone technology brings regional resources to patients with cancer; in New Jersey, it motivates adolescent survivors to exercise.
The Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia is a unique statewide organization of people serving people with all types of cancer, at all stages, in all types of settings, with a diversity of education and training and a shared mission.
An increasingly complex environment for cancer care and research highlights the need to streamline access to cancer information, especially clinical trials.
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds.
Popular web information on colorectal cancer is too difficult for most lay people to read and does not address the appropriate concerns of patients, suggests a new study.
A significant part of counseling patients with cancer is offering guidance on when and how to tell their children about their diagnosis.
Final rule relating to HIPAA allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory.
Novel program provides patients with a computer tablet preloaded with app and links to information, data, and providers specific to their care.
Survivorship plans should be based on patients' answers to these basic questions about their goals and wishes after treatment ends.
Demonstrating the value of patient navigation programs is essential for sustaining these initiatives in community cancer centers, and nurses play a key role.
Clinicians and even patients themselves tend to undervalue the need for help with nonclinical concerns.
The most effective images for skin self-examination are mole-mapping diagrams, baseline and lesions changing over time photographs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the launch of a new interactive tool for educating patients, their advocates, and consumers about the processes involved in medication development.
Significant portions of Iowa's population were found to be an excessive distance from full-service cancer care centers, according to a recent study. However, that number drops significantly if visiting consultant clinics in rural hospitals are taken into consideration.
Is there an evidence-based booklet on cancer and diet available for patients undergoing chemotherapy? Is there any evidence that sugar causes cancer?
What are the two most important ingredients to look for in sunscreen?
What criteria are used at facilities to determine which patients receive drugs during an extreme drug shortage when only a limited supply is available within the facility? How is this issue communicated to patients, if at all?
The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can be significant. Oncology nurses should familiarize themselves with the organizations that can help patients.
Bright IDEAS problem-solving skills training improves mood, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress in mothers of children recently diagnosed with cancer.
Consejos para los proveedores de cuidado: ¿Cómo puede ayudarse usted mismo? (Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?)December 18, 2012
This fact sheet offers Spanish-speaking caregivers tips about how to take time to care for themselves.
This fact sheet provides an overview to patients of the general diagnostic tests that are used to determine their tumor type.
The death of a loved one is life-changing. This fact sheet offers tips to caregivers and loved ones focused around caring for themselves during this difficult time.
This fact sheet offers tips for helping teenagers cope with the loss of a parent to cancer.
A new Survivorship Toolkit offers patients posttreatment self-care plans, wallet-sized information cards, and a calendar for keeping track of appointments.
Patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia can use these tips to help manage the emotional challenges of coping with a long-term disease.
This fact sheet contains tips for patients dealing with nausea and loss of appetite resulting from cancer treatment.
These tips can help new cancer patients understand treatment options, learn about side effects, and address any concerns they may have.
- Women educated on overdiagnsosis are less likely to want mammogram
- New treatment method shrinks ovarian cancer tumors and improves chemotherapy effectiveness
- New mechanism of acquired resistance to breast cancer drugs discovered
- Novel drug approved for multiple myeloma
- Radiation therapy used most often for prostate cancer regardless of decision-making factors
- Two major studies strengthen case for prostate cancer drug before chemotherapy
- Single therapy offers improved survival in younger patients with limited brain metastases
- Use of adjuvant systemic therapy increasing for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
- People who drink 3-5 cups of coffee per day less likely to develop clogged arteries
- Statin hyporesponders may have blocked arteries
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