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General Oncology Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

In a 2-pronged study, researchers determined that antiperspirant/deodorant use is a significant part of quality of life for patients with breast cancer, and the practice does not increase risk of skin reactions in the axilla.

Lung Cancer Safe to Administer B12 Supplementation, Pemetrexed Infusions for Lung Cancers on Same Day

Safe to Administer B12 Supplementation, Pemetrexed Infusions for Lung Cancers on Same Day

Mean changes in hematologic indices found similar regardless of same-day or prior administration of B12 supplementation in patients receiving pemetrexed for NSCLC or pleural mesothelioma.

General Oncology How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

A social worker reviews the challenges patients and their families will face dealing with anticipatory grief and bereavement during festive holiday activities.

General Oncology Integrative Medicine in Childhood Cancer: Practices That Can Help Pediatric Patients

Integrative Medicine in Childhood Cancer: Practices That Can Help Pediatric Patients

A review of studies investigating the safety and efficacy of integrative and complementary medicine practices sought to determine their effects on children with cancer.

Oncology Nursing Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

How much of what's online is off limits? A review of ethics, principles, and guidelines for nurse and social worker behaviors regarding online searches.

Navigator Notes Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

A retrospective study sought to determine the effectiveness of surgical intervention for elderly female nursing home residents with breast cancer.

General Oncology Nedaplatin Associated With Less Toxicity Than Cisplatin for MPE

Nedaplatin Associated With Less Toxicity Than Cisplatin for MPE

In this retrospective study, researchers sought to determine the efficacy of nedaplatin vs cisplatin for the treatment of malignancy-induced malignant pleural effusion.

Prostate Cancer Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Experience From Diagnosis to Survivor

Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Experience From Diagnosis to Survivor

Lee Hillstrom shares his cancer experience and highlights the critical support he received from a nurse navigator and cancer counselor.

Oncology Nursing 'Are We There Yet? How Much Longer?': Deciphering Patients' Persistent Questions

'Are We There Yet? How Much Longer?': Deciphering Patients' Persistent Questions

How do you answer when the patient or family asks, "What is next?" More importantly, though, you need to recognize if they are asking that question, or is there something else they are really asking.

Breast Cancer Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

A review of the most feared effects of breast cancer treatment and resources to recommend to patients coping with these effects.

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