Do You Discuss Clinical Trial Participation With Your Patients?
Melissa Scott, BSN, RN, OCN 4/22/2015 1
This is a question I received from a patient recently: "Dr. L told me I should do this trial at another hospital. Why did she tell me that? Is it my only option?"
Testicular Cancer Risk Associated With Muscle Building Supplementation
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 4/20/2015 0
A recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer reports that there may be a 65% increased risk of testicular cancer in men who take muscle-building supplements (MBS) ...
2015 ONS Annual Congress Meeting
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/19/2015 2
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress meeting begins this week in Orlando, Fla., April 23-26, 2015. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Congress, and the ...
Marijke Vroomen Durning
Suppressing TSH May Increase Osteoporosis Risk Among Thyroid Cancer Patients
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 4/16/2015 1
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) will be issuing new guidelines this year for the treatment and management of thyroid cancer, which will include a reversal of the 2009 ...
Should You Get Screened for Head & Neck Cancer?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/15/2015 1
April 12-18, 2015 is National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, and many cancer centers across the US are offering free screening sessions for their local communities.
A Link Between Breast Cancer & Secondary Thyroid Cancer
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/15/2015 0
Many survivors of breast cancer often struggle with the idea of their primary cancer recurring or even developing a secondary cancer. In general, most breast cancer survivors have ...
An Alternative to Open Thoracotomy
Bobbi Freeman, BSN, RN, OCN 4/13/2015 1
When a person is diagnosed with lung cancer, finding out that it is still in an early stage is very fortunate news. But the surgery that follows this news can be more daunting than ...
Determining Lung Cancer Probability With First Screening CT Scan
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/8/2015 0
With the recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding counseling sessions and annual screenings for lung cancer with low-dose computed ...