Side-Effect Management

Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Patients with GI cancer may struggle to maintain nutritional status; therefore, nurses should be ready to step in with information and interventions.

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

This case study examines a case of sex-related headaches in a breast cancer survivor after treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Comparison of medications for managing anxiety

Comparison of medications for managing anxiety

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

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

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

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

Cancer prehabilitation: One step toward improved outcomes

Cancer prehabilitation: One step toward improved outcomes

As cancer care evolves toward anticipatory rather than reactionary care, oncology nurses should consider developing important new skills.

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

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

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

Goserelin reduces ovarian failure rate in breast cancer

Goserelin reduces ovarian failure rate in breast cancer

Use of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, goserelin, protects against ovarian failure, according to a study.

Eating blueberries daily may decrease blood pressure

Eating blueberries daily may decrease blood pressure

Eating blueberries daily may decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

Diagnostic grading system developed for cancer-related weight loss

Diagnostic grading system developed for cancer-related weight loss

New grading system for cancer-linked weight loss includes independent prognostic significance of BMI and percent weight loss.

Study reviews LMWH treatment for cancer-related deep vein thrombosis

Study reviews LMWH treatment for cancer-related deep vein thrombosis

Presence of residual vein thrombosis may help determine the optimal duration of anticoagulant therapy in cancer patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs.

Fewer cardiac scans in low-risk childhood cancer survivors can safely reduce costs

A less frequent screening schedule would both reduce health care charges and still protect low-risk childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy, according to recently published findings.

Depression treatments for cancer patients reviewed

Depression treatments for cancer patients reviewed

Two classes of antidepressants improve symptoms of depression in cancer patients, according to a comprehensive review of treatments.

Transdermal delivery of SARM drug offers hope for treatment of muscle wasting in cancer patients

Muscle wasting from cancer has a negative impact on the well-being and recovery of millions of patients, especially the elderly.

Patient-centered educational and behavioral program reduces risk of lymphedema

Promoting lymph flow and optimizing BMI after breast cancer surgery had a 97% success rate for patients in the program 1 year after surgery, according to a new study.

Humidifying mouth and throat during radiotherapy reduces mucositis and hospital stay

Head and neck cancer patients who received daily humidification of the mouth and throat region at the beginning of radiation therapy treatment spent half as many days in the hospital to treat side effects, according to new research.

Metal implants may reduce chemotherapy side effects

The chemical composition of commonly used chemotherapy drugs can be altered so that they only become active when they come into contact with palladium, and cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy since this discovery opens the door for more targeted treatments.

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