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General Oncology New Hypertension Threshold Guides Blood Pressure Management During Cancer Treatment

New Hypertension Threshold Guides Blood Pressure Management During Cancer Treatment

Publication of the JNC 8 introduces a lower threshold for initiating hypertension treatment during cancer therapy.

Breast Cancer Anticancer Properties of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Plant-Based vs Marine-Based

Anticancer Properties of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Plant-Based vs Marine-Based

Researchers compared the association between diets high in plant-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) vs those high in marine-based PUFAs and the risk for breast cancer.

Oncology Nursing Sitting With Silence in End-of-Life Cancer Care

Sitting With Silence in End-of-Life Cancer Care

Modern oncologic care entails actively pursuing treatment and cure; however, at the end of life, the ability to share silence may be the best treatment.

Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Screening: Risk-Targeting Approach vs NLST Eligibility Criteria

Lung Cancer Screening: Risk-Targeting Approach vs NLST Eligibility Criteria

In a review of data from the NLST, researchers sought to determine if a risk-targeting approach would more efficiently select high-risk persons for lung cancer screening than the eligibility criteria defined by the NLST.

Navigator Notes LISTEN Combats the Loneliness of Facing Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

LISTEN Combats the Loneliness of Facing Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

LISTEN, a novel program developed at WVU School of Medicine, is designed to tackle loneliness — a significant health concern for patients with cancer.

General Oncology Patient Support Program Provides Diversions During Chemotherapy Infusions

Patient Support Program Provides Diversions During Chemotherapy Infusions

A kind gesture toward friends during their chemotherapy infusions developed into a support organization that helps patients pass the time during their treatment.

Oncology Nursing When There Are No Words: Interpreting Patients' and Families' Subtle Messages

When There Are No Words: Interpreting Patients' and Families' Subtle Messages

Although many physical expressions are universal, oncology nurses may be challenged to catch notice of more subtle body language from patients or a family member.

Oncology Nursing Identifying the Psychosocial Needs of Young Adults With Metastatic Cancer

Identifying the Psychosocial Needs of Young Adults With Metastatic Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is wrought with challenges for young adults. This article identifies the unique support needs for patients aged 20 to 39 years with cancer.

General Oncology Incidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder High Among Patients With Cancer

Incidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder High Among Patients With Cancer

Study evaluates the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.

Oncology Nursing Nurses Must Be Experienced, Feel Competent When Providing End-of-Life Care

Nurses Must Be Experienced, Feel Competent When Providing End-of-Life Care

An analysis of select responses to a survey conducted by researchers from the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University identified oncology nurses' comfort level in handling end-of-life care and patient education.

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