What are the risks of consuming cannabis products for symptom management while receiving immunotherapy for cancer? — Name withheld on request With an increasing number of states legalizing medicinal and/or recreational marijuana and related products, more and more people with cancer are using these products. As of this writing, the US Drug Enforcement Agency lists…
Most patients with solid tumors demonstrate immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines, but a subset of patients do not.
The language in a patient’s medical record can convey information not only about the patient’s condition but about the attitude of the clinician writing the report.
A nurse coordinated a meeting to ensure the patient’s preferences were shared with his multidisciplinary care team.
This review lists key signs and symptoms of deteriorating mental health in patients with cancer and how to recognize them.
Dramatic changes made to lung nodule programs due to COVID-19 included changes to screening criteria and follow-up protocols, plus a whole new group of patients.
Early results demonstrate the potential of personalized 3D-printed shields for protecting healthy GI tissue in patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
An update on the available cancer screening guidelines, benefits/limitations, and risks for cervical, breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancers.
Dosing, administration, and nurse management of potential side effects of this first-in-class medication are reviewed.
Researchers sought to determine when and to what extent survivors of head and neck squamous cell cancers would recover their senses of taste and smell.
This review proposes changes to nurse education regarding insertion, care, and management of peripheral intravenous catheters to standardize and improve nursing care.
Claire Grainger, an oncology social worker with CancerCare, explains 7 concepts that can improve communication with and care of patients with cancer.
This review discusses a consensus study on optimal management of tumor hypoxia in patients undergoing radiotherapy for cervical cancer.
A gastrointestinal oncologist offers his insight on the cancer experience, culled from his experience as both a physician and a patient.
A review of the literature identified common deficits in cognitive functioning experienced by survivors of pediatric cancers.