Author | Krista M. Rubin, MS, RN

Articles

Nurses Play Important Part in Recognizing Skin Toxicities, Abnormalities

April 27, 2016

As part of our coverage of ONS, we discuss dermatologic issues in oncology patients, including skin-related toxicities and assessment techniques used to identify skin-related issues.

Your Patient With Melanoma: Staging, Prognosis, and Treatment

August 05, 2009

Melanoma affects persons of all ages, causing more years of lost life than any other cancer except leukemia.[1] The American Cancer Society estimates that about 68,720 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the US in 2009, with more than 8,650 deaths, and an estimated lifetime risk of 1 in 50 for whites, 1 in 200 for Hispanics, and 1 in 1,000 for blacks.[2]