ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition Vol 25 No 7 | Oncology Nurse Edition

Polypharmacy in Older Adult Cancer Patients

July 20, 2011

Older patients may fail to consume their medications as prescribed because of faulty memory, a lack of understanding about the treatments they are being given and their importance, or concerns about cost.

News of Note

July 13, 2011

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Acupuncture in Cancer Care

July 11, 2011

Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), developed over the millennia. Treatment involves the placement of needles at selected points on the body, followed by manipulation with physical forces, heat, or, in modern times, electrical stimuli.