This review seeks to shed light on a relatively common but poorly understood adverse effect of radiotherapy for primary and metastatic brain or head and neck tumors.
Using personal experience as a catalyst, this author conducted a literature study to determine how marital status influences recommendations regarding cancer therapy.
My cancer center doesn’t have an expert dedicated to addressing the financial needs of our oncology patients. What are some trusted, key resources that I can refer patients to?
Oncology nurses are in an ideal position to recommend early palliative care for patients. For this reason, in a recent Canadian study on brokering palliative care, researchers looked at the role of nurses as advocates for early palliation.1 Oncology nurses in Canada have different roles than their counterparts in the United States; staff nurses cannot…
The American College of Sports Medicine reconvened the ACSM Roundtable to update its guidelines for prescribing exercise for patients and survivors of cancers.
My patients are asking more and more questions about CBD oil use for the treatment of cancer. Are there any reputable resources of information?
A jovial message from a patient confirmed the value of counseling patients taking opioids for cancer pain on good BM practices.
This review discusses nutritional interventions and management of nutritional status in elderly patients with cancer.
What are the recommendations for managing anemia in patients receiving olaparib?
Despite widespread use of other forms of radiation therapy, consensus statements from SGO and ABS support the use of brachytherapy in the treatment of primary and recurrent cervical cancer.
Entrepreneuring cancer survivors often use their experience as a catalyst to create unique products that solve the most challenging issues cancer patients face. Oncology Nurse Advisor presents five products designed by and for survivors.
Not all patients with breast cancer describe their experience the same way. To ensure good communications with these patients, you should allow the patient to define what terms best describe her experience.
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.