A survey-based study out of Japan has revealed that more systematic approaches to nursing practices will be required to ensure ongoing patient safety and adherence as it relates to oral chemotherapy.
ONS 2014: What Oncology Nurses Need to Know About Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain and Spine Tumors
Many of you have heard of stereotactic radiosurgery, but do you have an understanding of what this actually is, what kind of tumors are treated, and its associated side effects?
With the boom of technological advances and the increased use of social media come the potential ethical issues surrounding patient privacy and confidentiality.
According to a recent study, 89% of patients would be willing to use hypnosis to control side effects associated with cancer treatment. So, if patient are willing to try this, why are we not utilizing this kind of therapy more often? Myths associated with hypnosis are generally the reason.
Cancer patients who are of reproductive age (especially women) can be a challenge to treat when it comes to fertility, birth control during treatment, and treatment administration during pregnancy. And for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, safe treatment options need to be considered.
Expressive writing is a brief and simple intervention that a recent study showed helped to reduce cancer-related symptoms and improved physical functioning in patients with renal cell carcinoma.
The introduction of survivorship care plans for cancer survivors may not be a cost-effective use of scarce health care resources, according to the results of a companion study of a randomized controlled trial.
The use of nurse navigators to assist patients with cancer resulted in improvements in patient experience and a reduction of problems with care, according to the results of a recently published study.
Moderate to severe fatigue was prevalent among almost half of patients undergoing active treatment and one-third of cancer survivors, according to a recently published study that measured fatigue.
Providing survivorship care plans to primary care physicians could help to enhance care coordination and boost physician confidence; however, a recent study indicated that only a small number of primary care physicians are receiving these plans from oncologists.