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Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing

ONS has released a position paper on palliative care, emphasizing its importance throughout cancer treatment and the critical role of nurses.

Group exercise programs can improve the physical and mental well-being of prostate cancer patients, as well as providing emotional and social support.

Risk for febrile neutropenia was high among patients with metastases from a variety of common cancers and was associated with numerous clinical and economic consequences, including increased morbidity and mortality.

A large trial showed that treatment-emergent vasomotor and/or joint symptoms do not correlate with any improvement in recurrence-free survival in postmenopausal breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors.

Data from the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study found a reduction in dietary fat intake resulted in lower death rates in ER- and PR-negative breast cancer.

Researchers have developed a screening tool to help oncology providers identify cancer patients who may benefit from referral to a palliative care specialist.

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

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