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Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing

Cancer patients who received hospice care during the last year of life had fewer hospitalizations and lower overall costs than patients outside of hospice.

As part of our Society of Neuro-Oncology annual meeting coverage, we discuss quality of life issues and neurologic rehabilitation in patients with neuro-oncologic diseases.

Nurses trained in the visual inspection with acetic acid cervical cancer screening method were able to successfully perform colposcopy and detect cervical lesions.

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More than twice as many cancer survivors at risk for cardiomyopathy underwent screening for the condition when exposed to advanced-practice nurse telephone counseling.

A phone-based symptom monitoring system using "smart technology" led to improvements in patient quality of life during the final weeks of home hospice care.

A recent survey found that the financial burden of cancer treatment leads many patients to make potentially harmful medical care and lifestyle tradeoffs.

The FDA has approved combined netupitant and palonosetron (Akynzeo) for the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting in patients with cancer.

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