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Blogs
Content posted in October 2013
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Raising the Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/31/2013   20 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks if raising the tobacco purchasing age could potentially reduce the incidence of disease.
Professional Grief: Doing a Simple Exercise
Rachel Odo  
10/31/2013   9 comments
Social worker Rachel Odo stresses the need for oncology professionals to cope with grief within the oncology setting.
Working With Cancer
Monica Key  
10/31/2013   9 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key shares a few tips on how we can help employed cancer patients work through treatment.
Prepare Patients to Participate in Charity Activities
Cathy Cole  
10/30/2013   6 comments
Cathy Cole explains that, while charity activities are a great way for patients to support cancer initiatives, they may require self-care counseling beforehand.
Should Nurses Be Terminated for Fatal Medication Errors?
Teresa Brown  
10/30/2013   18 comments
Teresa Brown asks whether terminating nurses for fatal errors should always be the course of action.
The Cost of Extending Lives
Dianna Ellison  
10/29/2013   23 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Dianna Ellison discusses the controversy surrounding new cancer therapies and cost.
Cancer-Fighting Food in Season: Sweet Potatoes
Laura Newton  
10/29/2013   25 comments
Nutritionist Laura Newton explains the health benefits of a fall super food favorite -- sweet potatoes.
Coping With Recurrence
Nicole Haines  
10/28/2013   12 comments
Nicole Haines provides us with a few tips on how we can better prepare patients with their options when it comes to cancer recurrence.
Halloween Costumes & the Workplace
Julianna Paradisi  
10/28/2013   22 comments
Julianna Paradisi wants to know if you feel Halloween costumes are appropriate in the workplace.
Lymphoma Patients Wishing for a Sea of Lime Green
Katherine Mitchell  
10/25/2013   27 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell shares her patient's frustration over excessive breast cancer awareness.
This Is the Thanks I Get?
Rachel Odo  
10/25/2013   16 comments
Rachel Odo explains that no matter how hard we try, there will always be a few that lack appreciation for your care.
Fighting Cancer With Artificial Intelligence
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/24/2013   11 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses an additional resource that may help practitioners treat cancer patient more effectively.
Improving Care for Multiple Myeloma Patients With Nursing Leadership
Beth Faiman  
10/24/2013   12 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Beth Faiman shares her passion to improve care for multiple myeloma patients.
The Anti-Cancer Effects of Spinach
Sharlene Bidini  
10/24/2013   24 comments
Sharlene Bidini, RD, CSO, and a registered dietitian with board certification in oncology nutrition, shows us a healthy, tasty way to experience the benefits of eating spinach.
Sacred Space With Colleagues
Rebecca Crane-Okada  
10/23/2013   18 comments
Rebecca Crane-Okada asks if nurses and other colleagues share a covenant between equals?
TNM Staging Update for Lung Cancer
Monica Key  
10/23/2013   5 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key shares a few highlights from a recent meeting she attended regarding lung cancer staging.
The Obesity-Cancer Link: Should Survivors Worry?
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/22/2013   12 comments
Deborah Boyle discusses the possible links between obesity and cancer and how we need to research this area further over various cancer groups.
Maintaining Safety With Opioids
Linda M. Gorman  
10/22/2013   15 comments
Linda Gorman shares a few tips on how we can educate patients on proper narcotic use and storage.
Imerman Angels: Providing 1-on-1 Cancer Support
Joni Watson  
10/21/2013   15 comments
Joni Watson shares the story of one man's cancer journey and how he's now helping to provide support for others.
Cancer's Hispanic Paradox
Dishon Kamwesa  
10/21/2013   14 comments
In honor of the recent National Hispanic Heritage Month, Dishon Kamwesa talks about cancer incidence among this population.
Atypical Confusion & Ammonia Levels
Monica Key  
10/18/2013   7 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key talks about an atypical presentation of confusion relating to ammonia levels.
The Break Room: Accessibility App May Help Those With Mobility Issues
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/18/2013   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi talks about an app that may prove to be beneficial for citizens with mobility issues.
New Atlas Bodes Well for Cancer Research
Michael Kaufman  
10/18/2013   5 comments
Michael Kaufman explains The Cancer Genome Atlas and how this may affect future cancer research.
Turning Up the Heat on Ovarian Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/17/2013   7 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi talks about an alternative method to administer chemotherapy for those patients with abdominal tumors.
Debating Between Anti-Estrogen Therapy
Katherine Mitchell  
10/17/2013   6 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katie Mitchell tries to decipher a clear-cut way of treating women with hormone-positive breast cancer.
Inattentional Blindness
Cathy Cole  
10/17/2013   6 comments
Cathy Cole explains a few reasons why we make unexpected clinical mistakes.
Minimizing Test-Taking Anxiety
AnnMarie Walton  
10/16/2013   15 comments
AnnMarie Walton helps us minimize our fears when it comes to taking exams.
Providing Safety for Home Healthcare Workers
Teresa Brown  
10/16/2013   15 comments
Teresa Brown provides us with some tips on how we can improve our safety when caring for those patients in the home setting.
An Inside Look at Lung Cancer Screening
Bobbi Freeman  
10/15/2013   12 comments
Lung nurse navigator Bobbi Freeman explains the benefits associated with early lung cancer screening.
Self-Care Tools: Journaling
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/15/2013   18 comments
Debi Boyle talks about a simple method that may help us to cope with work-related stress.
Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Recommendations From the IOM
Carole McCue  
10/14/2013   12 comments
Carole McCue talks about the recent recommendations from the IOM on improving overall cancer care.
Closing the Gap
Linda M. Gorman  
10/14/2013   9 comments
Linda Gorman shares a resource that may encourage people to have end of life discussions.
'No Bra Day' — Exploitation or Awareness?
Joni Watson  
10/11/2013   12 comments
Joni Watson discusses her concern over so-called breast cancer awareness information that's going viral on social media.
The Break Room: Banning Recreation From Recess
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/11/2013   15 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains how one school is banning certain physical activities from recess.
Bioinformatic Revelation: Antidepressants May Inhibit Tumor Growth
Michael Kaufman  
10/11/2013   9 comments
Michael Kaufman explains that tricyclic antidepressants may actually help to inhibit certain tumors.
An Underrecognized Condition: Anti-NMDA-R Encephalitis
Sharlene Bidini  
10/10/2013   8 comments
Sharlene Bidini talks about a potentially fatal condition associated with certain cancers.
How Do You Define Success?
Rachel Odo  
10/10/2013   18 comments
Social worker Rachel Odo discusses the importance of achieving personal career success.
Cancer Scare Hits Close to Home
Dishon Kamwesa  
10/9/2013   6 comments
Dishon Kamwesa expresses his new found respect for those facing a potential diagnosis of cancer.
Innovations in Cancer Care
Anne Booms  
10/9/2013   4 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms shares a few highlights from a cancer conference she recently attended in Australia.
The Importance of Loss as It Pertains to Age
Julianna Paradisi  
10/8/2013   10 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses the value of death as it pertains to age.
An Unexpected Side Effect of Cancer Treatment
Monica Key  
10/8/2013   9 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key explains an unexpected side effect of tamoxifen.
Remembering Pink & Blue for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Cathy Cole  
10/7/2013   13 comments
Cathy Cole explains that we need to increase awareness among our men for breast cancer awareness month.
Geriatric Perspectives on Surviving Cancer
Deborah A. Boyle  
10/7/2013   3 comments
Debi Boyle informs us that we need to direct some much needed attention to the area of geriatric oncology.
Reducing Workplace Stress With Aromatherapy
Maggie Hughes  
10/4/2013   19 comments
Maggie Hughes explains the benefits of using aromatherapy in the workplace.
Partners Helping to Improve Cancer Outcomes
Carole McCue  
10/4/2013   11 comments
Carole McCue explains that having a partner may help to improve the overall outcome for cancer patients.
Where We Stand Today With Breast Cancer Breakthroughs
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/3/2013   9 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a few of the strides we've made in the area of breast cancer.
Talking About What Matters
Linda M. Gorman  
10/3/2013   9 comments
Linda Gorman explains ways in which patients with advanced disease can achieve improved communication with friends and family members.
Understanding the Role of the PCP in Cancer Care
Nicole Haines  
10/3/2013   9 comments
Nurse navigator Nicole Haines explains how important it is for cancer patients to have a PCP involved in their care.
Today Is National Previvor Day
Cathy Cole  
10/2/2013   8 comments
Cathy Cole hopes to bring more attention to our high-risk population on National Previvor Day.
Is Oncology a Battle We Lose Every Day?
Julianna Paradisi  
10/2/2013   16 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares her perspective of oncology nursing with a future nurse.
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Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Archived

Presented by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC , this webinar will highlight:

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
  • How to help prepare your patients for the genetic counseling process
  • Testing options that are now available
  • How you can utilize this data in managing your patients and their family members

Participants will also be able to ask questions during a live question and answer period with speaker Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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