October Is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month Ė Do We Need More Awareness?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 10/17/2014 0
Considering liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) may not be as well-known or recognized as other types of cancers, it is the fifth most common cancer in the world -- and ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Cancerís Price Tag Under the Microscope
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 10/15/2014 5
A recent editorial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology forced me to dig through my literature in my home office to look for a file I had been throwing articles into for some time. ...
Are Cancer Patients Still Victims of Cold War Politics?
Michael Kaufman, Medical Journalist 10/13/2014 1
Bendamustine was discovered more than 50 years ago, but it was not until 2008 that the now widely used alkylating agent received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration ...
The Break Room: What's Lurking in Your Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 10/10/2014 3
As many of us will indulge in all things pumpkin this fall (including flavored coffee), you should be aware that there's nothing pumpkin about that pumpkin spice latte that you've ...
Linda M. Gorman
Overtreatment at the End of Life
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 10/9/2014 7
The patient is wheeled into the oncologist's office. The oncologist knows that he has to tell this patient that the previous attempts at treatment were unsuccessful and now is the ...
Palliative Care for Cancer Patients With Intellectual Disabilities
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 10/6/2014 3
Glenn, a 56-year-old man with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and moderate intellectual disability, was diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer. He communicated with basic sign ...