Deborah A. Boyle
Emotional Struggles While Surviving Cancer: The Script Unfolds
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 5/1/2015 3
I read with interest a very recent article in the American Psychologist by three prominent leaders in cancer survivorship: psychologist Annette Stanton, medical oncologist Patricia ...
ONS 2015: Nurse Practitioner-Led Oncology Clinics
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/29/2015 2
At the ONS Congress meeting last week in Orlando, Fla., there was an interesting session regarding nurse practitioner (NP)-run clinics. I was surprised to learn there are more than ...
ONS 2015: Optimizing Oncology Nurse Practitioners
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/27/2015 2
This year was the first time I was able to attend the ONS Congress conference in Orlando, Fla., April 23-26, 2015. Even though I have been an oncology nurse since 2008, like many, ...
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 1
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 ...