ONS 2014: Benefits of Hypnosis for Cancer PatientsMay 5th 2014
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.
ONS 2014: Pregnancy and Chemotherapy-Can They Coexist?May 5th 2014
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.
Survivorship Care Plans, When Used, Promote Better, More Coordinated CareNovember 17th 2013
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.
Higher Volume Aerobic Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients May Curb Chemo SymptomsNovember 6th 2013
Increased doses of aerobic exercises lasting 50 to 60 minutes were found to be more effective than a standard dose of 30 minutes for managing declines in physical functioning and symptoms such as pain, hot flashes, and fatigue in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Tracking Nausea/Vomiting in Diary Helped Health Care Team Reduce SymptomsOctober 7th 2013
Asking patients to track their nausea and vomiting after a course of chemotherapy helped the health care team to adjust medications and achieve better control of symptoms, according to the results of a small single center study.
Impact of Screening on Early- and Late-Stage Colorectal CancersSeptember 22nd 2013
A study on screening colonoscopy for colorectal cancers, originally presented at ASCO 2013, found that from 1976 to 2009 late-stage cancer incidence decreased from 117 to 74 cases per 100,000 people, and early-stage incidence decreased from 77 to 68 cases per 100,000.
Nurse-Led Care Coordination After Colorectal Cancer Surgery Failed to Show EffectSeptember 18th 2013
The use of a centralized nurse-led telephone-based care coordination system failed to improve outcomes including quality of life, unmet supportive needs or visits to the emergency department after surgical resection of colorectal cancer, according to the results of a new study.
Fertility-Preservation Education Program at MSKCC Boosts Nurse Discussion of Options, ReferralsAugust 19th 2013
At ONS Congress 2013, Rebekah Clark discusses a standardized fertility-preservation education program that boosted nurse-patient discussion of fertility options from 0 to 71% and referrals for interested patients from 17% to 80% (abstract 95960).