A panel of esteemed nurse practitioners discusses how endometrial cancer is diagnosed, the process of treatment decision-making, and the management of adverse effects in patients undergoing treatment.
EP. 1: Symptoms and Diagnosis of Endometrial Cancer
Kimberly A. Spickes, CNP, gives an overview of the typical symptoms women with endometrial cancer present with, discusses how these symptoms are similar and different from those seen with other gynecologic malignancies, and reviews risk factors for endometrial cancer.
EP. 2: Initial Consultation of Patients With Advanced Endometrial Cancer
Kimberly Halla, NP, explains the staging of endometrial cancer and the standards for biomarker testing at her institution.
EP. 3: Conversations with Patients With Advanced Endometrial Cancer Before and After DiagnosisNovember 29th 2022
Nurse Practitioners Kathleen Lutz and Kimberly Halla describe the conversations they have with patients with advanced endometrial cancer before and after diagnosis and the common questions they hear.
EP. 4: Resources for Patients With Endometrial CancerNovember 29th 2022
Certified Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Spickes shares the educational and supportive resources she recommends for patients with newly-diagnosed advanced endometrial cancer.
EP. 5: Patient Profile Presentation: A 76-Year-Old Woman With Advanced Endometrial CancerDecember 7th 2022
Kathleen Lutz, RN, NP-BC WH, presents a 76-year-old woman with advanced endometrial cancer, and the panel assesses the chosen treatment regimens.
EP. 6: Fertility and Other Treatment Considerations for Patients With Advanced Endometrial CancerDecember 7th 2022
The panel shares how they determine a treatment regimen for patients with advanced endometrial cancer taking into consideration fertility and family planning, hereditary conditions, and comorbidities.
EP. 7: Currently Available Treatment Modalities in Endometrial CancerDecember 13th 2022
The panel reviews the current treatment modalities for endometrial cancer and in what circumstances each is considered for a patient.
EP. 8: First-Line Treatments for Patients With Advanced Endometrial Cancer Who Are Unfit for SurgeryDecember 13th 2022
Kathleen Lutz, RN, NP-BC WH, explains the most commonly used first-line treatment options in patients with advanced endometrial cancer who are unsuitable candidates for surgery.
EP. 9: Common Adverse Events Seen With Chemotherapy for Advanced Endometrial CancerDecember 22nd 2022
Continuing her discussion, Kathleen highlights the most common adverse events she sees in patients treated with chemotherapy for advanced endometrial cancer who are unfit for surgery.
EP. 10: Efficacy of Chemotherapy in Patients with Advanced Endometrial CancerDecember 22nd 2022
Nurse Practitioner Kathleen Lutz talks about the efficacy of chemotherapy in patients with endometrial cancer, and how she discusses the chance of disease recurrence with patients.
EP. 12: Educating Patients With Endometrial Cancer on Treatment-Related Adverse EventsJanuary 6th 2023
The panel explains how to educate patients on the adverse effects they may experience with chemotherapy, their options for management, and the importance of encouraging patients to contact their care team.
EP. 13: Monitoring Patients on Therapy for Recurrent Endometrial CancerJanuary 13th 2023
Kimberly Halla, NP, describes the standards for monitoring patients on therapy for recurrent endometrial cancer, including how often patients are seen in-person.
EP. 14: Adverse Events Seen With Combination Lenvatinib and Pembrolizumab for Recurrent Endometrial CancerJanuary 13th 2023
Kimberly A. Spickes, CNP, details the adverse events she sees with combination lenvatinib and pembrolizumab treatment for recurrent endometrial cancer.
EP. 15: Proactive Adverse Effect Management for Patients on Therapy for Endometrial CancerJanuary 20th 2023
Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Halla explains the proactive measures she takes to ensure patients with endometrial cancer are prepared to experience and manage the adverse effects of treatment.
EP. 16: Discussing Dose Reductions and Interruptions with Patients on Therapy for Endometrial CancerJanuary 20th 2023
Kimberly A. Spickes, CNP, discusses how often patients with endometrial cancer have dose reductions or interruptions at her institution, and who is involved in the decision to dose-reduce.
EP. 18: Advice for New Nurse Practitioners Working With Patients With Endometrial CancerJanuary 27th 2023
Closing their discussion, the panel shares advice for new nurse practitioners caring for patients who have endometrial cancer.