This study assessed whether the implementation of a patient educational program would improve patterns in the use, storage, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients.
A newly developed, evidence-based psychoeducational intervention effectively reduced fear of cancer recurrence and stress in patients at high risk for developing another melanoma.
Patients with breast cancer have more than 2 times the risk for developing a venous thromboembolism 5 years after diagnosis compared with the general population.
Severe fatigue is associated with unemployment and financial problems in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, highlighting the need for clinicians to address fatigue in these patients.
Changes in depression symptoms over time are associated with differences in survival among patients with lung cancer, especially those with early stage disease.
Patients with head and neck cancer treated with IMRT had a significantly shorter duration of feeding tube placement compared with those who received 3DRT.
Nearly half of patients with advanced cancer around the world believe they will be cured, with the perception of curability significantly differing by education, performance status, and country of origin.
Palliative care improved quality of life, depression, anxiety, and symptom burden in patients with hematologic malignancies hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT).
There is a high incidence of severe acute and persistent cancer-related fatigue in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, regardless of tumor stage or treatment.
Caregivers of patients with cancer report a higher burden and significantly more time providing care compared with caregivers of patients with other conditions.
Nearly 25% to 33% of family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers report high levels of anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as significant time providing care.
The long-term use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for up to 36 months does not appear to be associated with cognitive decline in patients with prostate cancer.
The well-being of patients' informal caregivers is associated with perceived quality of care among patients with cancer.
Adding rolapitant to a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone improved quality of life.
Patients with localized melanoma see their supportive care needs peak at their initial cancer diagnosis and if they experience disease recurrence.
Insurance status is associated with whether patients with cancer receive an oral anticoagulant or a parenteral one for the prevention of venous thromboembolism.
Cancer survivors who are nonwhite, less educated, older, and/or have comorbidities were less likely to receive adequate cancer pain management.
Treatment with methylphenidate is not effective for depression in SSRI-treated patients with advanced cancer in hospice or receiving palliative care.
Massage therapy may be promising for reducing the intensity/severity of pain, fatigue, and anxiety in patients with cancer.
Despite the infrequency of urine drug test ordering, greater than half of all urine drug tests results were abnormal among outpatients with advanced cancer.
For patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with lifelong targeted therapies, social support is crucial for maintaining psychological well-being.
Methadone appears to be superior to fentanyl for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with head and neck cancer.
Psycho-oncologic care is more frequently provided in centers specializing in certain cancer types vs others and in longer-certified centers.
In a large cohort of hematologic oncologists surveyed in the United States, standard end-of-life quality measures were highly acceptable, but unrealistic patient expectations are the greatest impediment to quality end-of-life care.
Stepped care is effective and reduces recovery time among patients with head and neck cancer or lung cancer and untreated psychological distress.
A recent study examined depression and anxiety among family caregivers of patients with incurable cancer and sought to identify factors linked to these symptoms.
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.
The formation of a multidisplinary taskforce and the introduction of improved products successfully reduced the rates of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at an oncology hospital.
Daily chlorhexidine gluconate bathing on all patients with ports and tunneled catheters decreased the rates of CLABSI on an inpatient oncology unit.
Formation of a multidisciplinary team and a focus on evidence-based interventions successfully reduced the rate of central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) on an inpatient oncology unit.
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- Study Suggests More Men With Prostate Cancer Would Choose Active Surveillance if it Were Offered
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