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'Neuroinvasion' May Impact Cancer Pain, Progression

'Neuroinvasion' May Impact Cancer Pain, Progression

Reciprocal relationship between cancer and neurons at play in tumor proliferation and pain sensitization.

Comparison of medications for managing anxiety

Comparison of medications for managing anxiety

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Is a comparison guide for common medications used for side-effect management, such as constipation, nausea, anxiety, etc. that includes a cost comparison available?

Managing oral side effects of irinotecan therapy

Managing oral side effects of irinotecan therapy

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Is there an effective way to manage the oral side effects of irinotecan therapy?

Reducing side effects of everolimus administration

Reducing side effects of everolimus administration

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Are there tips nurses can share with patients on avoiding oral therapy-related side effects associated with drugs such as everolimus?

Comparison of medications for managing nausea and vomiting

Comparison of medications for managing nausea and vomiting

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Is a comparison guide for common medications used for side-effect management, such as constipation, nausea, anxiety, etc. that includes a cost comparison available?

Using guideline adherence to manage CINV effectively

Using guideline adherence to manage CINV effectively

Guidelines for managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting direct management toward risk assessment and prophylactic antiemetics.

Impact of vitamins, supplements, and diet on cancer treatment-related hair loss

Impact of vitamins, supplements, and diet on cancer treatment-related hair loss

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Can vitamins or supplements help address hair loss caused by cancer therapy?

Vitamin B can ease peripheral neuropathy symptoms

Vitamin B can ease peripheral neuropathy symptoms

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Is there any truth to the theory that vitamin B6 helps with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy?

Prior diagnosis of depression worsens outcomes in prostate cancer

Prior diagnosis of depression worsens outcomes in prostate cancer

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Men with diagnosed depressive disorders are less likely to pursue definitive treatment options for prostate cancer and more likely to have poorer outcomes.

CRF relief: Exercise still trumps pharmaceutical interventions

CRF relief: Exercise still trumps pharmaceutical interventions

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Recent studies show the evidence continues to support exercise and holistic measures as the most effective intervention for cancer-related fatigue.

Assessment process evaluation confirms nurse comprehension and improved completion time

Assessment process evaluation confirms nurse comprehension and improved completion time

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Pre- and postimplementation surveys are effective tools to confirm staff understanding of and adherence to a new neurologic assessment process for patients receiving high-dose cytarabine.

Nurse-led interventions improved dyspnea and fatigue in patients with lung cancer

Nurse-led interventions improved dyspnea and fatigue in patients with lung cancer

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Patients with lung cancer can achieve improved dyspnea and fatigue scores when provided with information and support from a nurse-led symptom management program, according to a study presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

Acupuncture effectively improves appetite in patients with GI tract cancer

Acupuncture effectively improves appetite in patients with GI tract cancer

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Appetite was improved in patients with GI cancer who received acupuncture therapy, according to a study presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

CBT/CBTH mitigates fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

CBT/CBTH mitigates fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy

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Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy to manage fatigue, often their most debilitating side effect.

Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

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Has any medicine or supplement been shown to help lessen the severity of vincristine-related peripheral neuropathy?

Too soon to say if soy is a promising ­adjuvant for radiotherapy

Too soon to say if soy is a promising ­adjuvant for radiotherapy

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Soy and soy isoflavones are alleviating skin and lung toxicities from thoracic radiotherapy in preclinical study models; however, researchers stress the need for further studies.

Nondrug interventions can effectively improve time to fall asleep and total sleep time

Nondrug interventions can effectively improve time to fall asleep and total sleep time

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A new study demonstrates that nonpharmaceutical techniques can resolve sleep disturbance and insomnia in patients with cancer.

Vertebroplasty is effective for managing myelomatous VCFs

Vertebroplasty is effective for managing myelomatous VCFs

The minimally invasive procedure provides effective, immediate relief from the pain of vertebral compression fractures due to multiple myeloma.

Integrating CAM therapies into oncology care

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This primer on complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies can help you talk to patients about nontraditional medicine.

How to have a comfortable discussion on sexuality

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Do you squirm when patients ask about the affects of cancer on their sexuality? A therapist explains how to talk with cancer patients about sexuality.

Easing the effects of radiation therapy to the head and neck

Easing the effects of radiation therapy to the head and neck

A clinical evaluation demonstrates the effectiveness of a mucoadhesive polymer rinse on oral mucositis, a common side effect of radiotherapy.

Managing skin effects of EGFR inhibitor ­therapy

Managing skin effects of EGFR inhibitor ­therapy

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Which patients, if any, should receive prophylactic antibiotics when starting therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors?

Coping with chemo brain

Coping with chemo brain

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What is chemo brain, and what can be done for it?

Questions about side effects? Your patients' perhaps not so surprising source for answers

Questions about side effects? Your patients' perhaps not so surprising source for answers

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Many cancer patients go to the Internet with their questions about side effect management. But the information they glean is from reliable sources—other cancer patients.

Radiotherapy side effects: Understanding pelvic radiation disease

Radiotherapy side effects: Understanding pelvic radiation disease

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The key to managing this late effect is patient education because it can manifest long after patients complete radiotherapy.

Assessing and treating 
radiotherapy-associated 
diarrhea

Assessing and treating 
radiotherapy-associated 
diarrhea

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A common side effect of cancer treatment, including radiotherapy, is diarrhea. Treatment is based on its cause and severity.

Managing chemotherapy side effects: Tumor lysis syndrome

Managing chemotherapy side effects: Tumor lysis syndrome

Patients undergoing chemotherapy for hematologic cancers are at risk for this complication. The review can help you learn how to assess their risk.

Treating chemotherapy-associated rash

Treating chemotherapy-associated rash

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What can we do for patients who develop rashes associated with cancer chemotherapies?

Managing peripheral neuropathy

Managing peripheral neuropathy

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What can be done to decrease the severity of peripheral neuropathy experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy?

Corticosteroids for infusion reactions

Corticosteroids for infusion reactions

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Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) and hydrocortisone (Solu-Cortef) are used to treat infusion reactions to chemotherapy and other anticancer treatments. Some clinicians seem to favor one over the other. Is there a significant difference between the two or is it just a matter of clinician preference?

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