How and where can patients and caregivers dispose unused medications safely? — Name withheld on request DEA Drug Take Back Day The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Drug Take Back Day is a national event coordinated with community partners and local law enforcement officials to provide an opportunity for patients and caregivers to dispose of unused…
A review of what researchers are finding about “chemobrain,” a common adverse effect experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy for cancer.
What should nurses know to support their patients if an oncology nutritionist or clinical dietitian is not available to counsel a patient?
A literature review identified CIPN as a potential contributor to falls and injuries in patients with cancer; however, evidence-based methods for preventing falls in these patients are scarce.
How should I advise patients who are worried about high blood pressure medication recalls?
What are some strategies for keeping up with ever-evolving health insurance policies?
Patients with cancer will eventually have to cope with unique feelings of loss. The loss of their future life plans. Fernweh, a German that means farsickness, may explain those feelings.
A review of significant factors that influence treatment adherence among Hispanic patients.
An ONN describes her journey as her role for a patient with FAP transitioned from nurse to navigator to friend to mentor.
A review of cancer-related PTSD, its causes, and steps oncology nurses can take to ease the burden of this adverse effect on patients and their caregivers.
Hypofractionated radiotherapy (HRT) offers quality-of-life outcomes similar to conventional radiation therapy for men with low-risk prostate cancer, according to recently published results of a phase 3 randomized study. HRT offers a less expensive and more convenient treatment option for some patients, and in light of the new findings about quality of life, should be considered…
A close-up look at the cost of cancer care, current legislative actions, and tools clinicians can use to help ease patients’ financial burden.
An expert panel convened by MASCC/ISOO and ASCO updated the clinical practice guidelines for prevention and management of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.
What can be done to help with taste changes during chemotherapy?
Oncology nurses discuss the importance of ongoing education on the treatments, symptoms, and available information on MPNs for patients, and oncology nurses.
An international study sought to determine whether patients with advanced cancer found massage, aromatherapy, and/or reflexology to be effective.
Should aloe vera be used on the skin to prevent radiodermatitis?
In 2 randomized clinical trials, investigators sought to determine if use of vitamin D supplements improved PFS and RFS for patients with digestive tract cancers.
CancerCare explains how cancer risks and care differ between transgender persons and the general population.
What can be done to avoid misinformation and establish trust between the patient and caregiver and the oncology nurse?