April 2014

Web-Based Program Helps Patients and Survivors to Manage Sexual Side Effects

May 15, 2014

Feature Story

Sexual problems, such as loss of desire, failure to get aroused easily, and vaginal dryness and pain during sexual activity, are prevalent among breast cancer survivors, and they rarely go away without treatment.

Fertility Preservation-How Well Informed Are You?

May 09, 2014

Nurse's Notes

Healthcare providers are expected to advise patients about the potential effects of cancer treatment, including impact on fertility. In many facilities, it's a required component of the informed consent process.

Lung Cancer Treatment Challenges and Opportunities

May 06, 2014

Feature Story

Leading experts in the rapidly evolving field of lung cancer treatment assembled for the 1st Annual Miami Lung Cancer Conferenceâ„¢ in Miami Beach, Florida, on March 8, to offer their perspectives on the latest research and provide clinical insights for practitioners dealing with challenging cases.

Evidence-Based Approaches to Survivorship Care

April 30, 2014

Cover Story

The number of cancer survivors in the United States is approaching 14 million, but that good news also means more attention must be paid to quality-of-life concerns for these individuals, as well as any long-term after effects of treatment.

Promoting a Culture of Safe Handling

April 29, 2014

Feature Story

April is National Safe Handling Awareness Month, a great time to spotlight the ongoing importance of implementing safe practices when handling chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs in the oncology setting-not only for healthcare practitioners, but for patients and their caregivers, too.

USPSTF, ASCO Issue More Guidance on Genetic Testing Based on Family History

April 24, 2014

Feature Story

Oncology practitioners now have several resources to consult for advice on genetic testing for their patients following the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) December 2013 update of its 2005 BRCA recommendations, plus new recommendations from the American Socieity of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced in February and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Helping Patients to Make Informed Decisions About Fertility Preservation

April 23, 2014

Cover Story

Studies show that young women diagnosed with breast cancer are not routinely receiving information about fertility preservation (FP) before their anticancer therapy begins, posing a missed opportunity for healthcare practitioners to provide women with options for improving their chances for a future pregnancy.

Late-Effects Clinic, Passport for Care Support Survivors of Childhood Cancers

April 21, 2014

Partner Perspectives

As oncology nurses, we have too often seen young adults who, successfully cured of their childhood cancers, return with serious or debilitating health concerns or even a secondary malignancy as a late effect from chemotherapy or radiation.