Web-Based Program Helps Patients and Survivors to Manage Sexual Side EffectsMay 15th 2014
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.
Lung Cancer Treatment Challenges and OpportunitiesMay 6th 2014
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 CareApril 30th 2014
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 HandlingApril 29th 2014
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 HistoryApril 24th 2014
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 PreservationApril 23rd 2014
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 CancersApril 21st 2014
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.