The needs and challenges of cancer survivors and their family members do not vanish once treatment has been completed, although their follow-up care is often not addressed sufficiently.
As an oncology health care provider, it is crucially important to process grief and loss in order to best care for yourself and your patients.
When we do too much for patients, we can unintentionally reinforce their sense of not being able to address their own needs. Reinforcing patients' responsibility for their own healthcare care can result in an improved sense of empowerment and control.
Mood disorders are common mental health sequelae of cancer, but depression in patients with cancer is frequently missed by healthcare providers, and there are many reasons for this oversight.
Aprepitant plus palonosetron and dexamethasone showed early promise for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting among patients with colorectal cancer who are undergoing FOLFOX chemotherapy, according to results of a small pilot study.
Comprehensive geriatric assessments will play an increasingly important role in identifying patient frailty and personalizing geriatric oncology treatment, according to recently published reviews.
Brief training can improve the effective communication of bad news to patients with cancer, according to a recently published randomized controlled trial and a separate evidence-based review.
Adherence to antiemetic regimens for patients undergoing emetogenic cancer chemotherapy is poor, according to an online survey of oncology nurses in the United States.
Follow-up intervention by patient navigators or provider reminders may help to improve the number of patients who undergo colonoscopy after positive fecal blood test results.
It is increasingly important that nurses recognize cytokine release syndrome and other side effects that can be triggered by treatment with engineered CAR T-cell therapies.