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Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing

Expressive writing is a brief and simple intervention that a recent study showed helped to reduce cancer-related symptoms and improved physical functioning in patients with renal cell carcinoma.

The introduction of survivorship care plans for cancer survivors may not be a cost-effective use of scarce health care resources, according to the results of a companion study of a randomized controlled trial.

The use of nurse navigators to assist patients with cancer resulted in improvements in patient experience and a reduction of problems with care, according to the results of a recently published study.

Some patients go through the end of treatment without a hint of emotional distress. But for many others, ending acute treatment becomes an emotional “pothole” on the cancer journey.

Moderate to severe fatigue was prevalent among almost half of patients undergoing active treatment and one-third of cancer survivors, according to a recently published study that measured fatigue.

Providing survivorship care plans to primary care physicians could help to enhance care coordination and boost physician confidence; however, a recent study indicated that only a small number of primary care physicians are receiving these plans from oncologists.

Increased doses of aerobic exercises lasting 50 to 60 minutes were found to be more effective than a standard dose of 30 minutes for managing declines in physical functioning and symptoms such as pain, hot flashes, and fatigue in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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