Marijke Vroomen Durning
‘Magic Mushroom’ Substance May Reduce Depression and Anxiety in Cancer Patients
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 12/2/2016 0
Offering someone "magic mushrooms" may raise eyebrows in most situations, but a substance in these banned hallucinogenics may actually have an appropriate place in medical ...
Deborah A. Boyle
The Good News/Bad News Hodgkin Lymphoma Chronicle
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 11/29/2016 0
Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for approximately 16% of all malignancies in adolescents and young adults (between ages 15 and 39 years).1, 2 Its 5-year survival expectations currently ...
New Safety Guidelines for Vincristine Administration
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 11/25/2016 0
Vincristine is a chemotherapeutic agent, administered intravenously (IV) to patients with blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma. It is highly effective in blocking cancer by ...
Choosing Grace in Troubling Times
Tambre Leighn, MA, CPC, ELI-MP, Founder & CEO, WellBeyondOrdinary.com 11/23/2016 0
This is not about politics. It is about people. More specifically, it is about those on the frontlines in healthcare. Let me ask you a question. How are you doing? Have you stopped ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Understanding the Lymphoma and Leukemia Genetic Landscape
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 11/22/2016 0
When I first moved to metropolitan Washington, DC in 1992, I attended an oncology nursing conference at the National Cancer Institute. I remember hearing a pediatric immunologist ...
Imaging Surveillance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 11/18/2016 0
New findings presented at the 2016 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons revealed that of the patients diagnosed with breast cancer, nearly one-third are not ...
Possible Connection Between Vitamin D Blood Levels and Breast Cancer Survival
Anna Azvolinsky, PhD 11/10/2016 0
In a study of breast cancer survivors, higher levels of a blood marker of vitamin D at the time of a breast cancer diagnosis were associated with better overall survival. The study, ...