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Blogs
Content posted in December 2013
The Legacy of Jimmy V
Dishon Kamwesa  
12/30/2013   9 comments
Dishon Kamwesa talks about the legacy of one sports hero who continues to live on through his cancer research foundation.
Advances & Health Disparities Among Multiple Myeloma Patients
Monica Key  
12/30/2013   8 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key shares a few highlights regarding multiple myeloma at her local ONS meeting.
Just Joking
Rachel Odo  
12/27/2013   11 comments
Social worker Rachel Odo explains that, while humor in the cancer setting may help patients feel at ease, bad humor can backfire.
Salmon the Superfood
Ghida Bilani  
12/27/2013   12 comments
Ghida Bilani, RD, not only discusses the health benefits of salmon, but shares a tasty recipe as well.
Un-Happy Holidays
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/23/2013   13 comments
Deborah Boyle explains that while the holidays may be a joyous time for many, it can be a very stressful time for others.
Managing Patient Expectations: Chemotherapy Made to Order
Julianna Paradisi  
12/23/2013   11 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi explains that ambulatory infusion care is not the same as fast-food service.
Combating Nutrition Problems With Magic
Ghida Bilani  
12/20/2013   14 comments
Nutritionist Ghida Bilani shares a recipe that may be helpful for cancer patients experiencing poor nutrition.
The Break Room: Move Over Energy Drinks–It's Time to Just Chill
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/20/2013   12 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi talks about an unfamiliar beverage that hopes to offer relaxation, improved mood, and better focus.
Treating Poverty as a Disease
Michael Kaufman  
12/20/2013   14 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses an initiative set forth by Canadian healthcare practitioners to help the poverty stricken fight disease.
Personalized Vaccine: New Hope for Lymphoma
Carole McCue  
12/19/2013   5 comments
Carole McCue is hoping for the approval of a vaccine indicated for patients diagnosed with lymphoma.
Post-Treatment Grief
Rachel Odo  
12/19/2013   9 comments
Social worker Rachel Odo explains that coping with cancer extends far beyond initial diagnosis and treatment.
A Different Type of Sarcoma
Monica Key  
12/18/2013   4 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key discusses a rare form of sarcoma known as leiomyosarcoma.
I Am a Defeater!
Cathy Cole  
12/18/2013   8 comments
Cathy Cole explains how one patient is fighting her disease by being a defeater.
Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Winter Congress: Connecting Cancer Care
Anne Booms  
12/17/2013   6 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms shares a few highlights from the annual Cancer Nurses Society of Australia meeting in Brisbane.
The Value of Mentors
Teresa Brown  
12/17/2013   6 comments
Teresa Brown explains that great nursing mentors aren't necessarily always nurses.
What Influences Our End-of-Life Decisions?
Linda M. Gorman  
12/16/2013   6 comments
Linda Gorman discusses a survey demonstrating how the US population views end-of-life decisions.
Breast Cancer Assay: Deciding on the Best Course of Action
Cathy Cole  
12/16/2013   2 comments
Cathy Cole wants to know how often you utilize cancer assay tests for early-stage breast cancer patients.
How Much Do You Know About Multiple Myeloma?
Beth Faiman  
12/13/2013   14 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Beth Faiman explains the hallmark signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma.
The Break Room: Getting Lost in Cyberspace
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/13/2013   18 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi is urging you to step away from the electronics and get back to nature.
ASPIRE: Providing Smoking Cessation Support for Young People
Sharon R. Vining  
12/13/2013   9 comments
Sharon Vining shares a peer to peer interactive smoking cessation website for young folks looking to quit smoking.
Healthy Living: How Does Your State Rank?
Michelle Bragazzi  
12/12/2013   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi explains the impact of lifestyle choices on health between various states.
Not Your Grandma’s Pantry
Sharlene Bidini  
12/12/2013   12 comments
Nutritionist Sharlene Bidini discusses the issues surrounding genetically modified foods.
The Desire to Die
Maggie Hughes  
12/12/2013   13 comments
Oncology social worker Maggie Hughes asks how you respond when patients ask to die.
Stress Busters: Learning Something New
Rachel Odo  
12/11/2013   15 comments
Social work professional Rachel Odo encourages us to learn something new that's unrelated to work.
Putting Down Roots for Good Health
Ghida Bilani  
12/11/2013   5 comments
Ghida Bilani, RD, tells us that root vegetables contain a wide variety of nutrients and are a tasty addition to many recipes.
Nurses Who Stick Together
Rebecca Crane-Okada  
12/10/2013   6 comments
Rebecca Crane-Okada asks why nurses seem to be drawn toward one another.
Understanding Benign Heterotopic Epithelial Inclusions
Monica Key  
12/10/2013   3 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key shares a unique case with a favorable outcome.
Open on the Holidays: Hindrance or Convenience for Cancer Patients?
Julianna Paradisi  
12/9/2013   9 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi questions the benefit of patient scheduling over the holiday season.
Do We Deny Denial?
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/9/2013   6 comments
Deborah Boyle explains that patients experiencing denial isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Findings Herald Dawn of New Era for Stem-Cell Research
Michael Kaufman  
12/6/2013   5 comments
Michael Kaufman shares information about a less controversial approach to stem-cell research.
Complicated Grief
Linda M. Gorman  
12/6/2013   6 comments
Linda Gorman wants to know your experience in working with family members suffering from extended grief.
Pump It Up!
Nicole Haines  
12/5/2013   15 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Nicole Haines explains that we need to practice what we preach with our patients when it comes to exercise.
Putting the Kibosh on Inaccurate Nutritional Information
Sharlene Bidini  
12/5/2013   7 comments
Nutritionist Sharlene Bidini shares a few resources so that healthcare professionals and patients alike can search for accurate nutritional information.
An Open Letter to My Oncology Team
Carole McCue  
12/4/2013   5 comments
Carole McCue shares her personal journey with cancer and the impact her oncology team made through treatment and into survivorship.
Is Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Really Better?
Dishon Kamwesa  
12/4/2013   6 comments
Dishon Kamwesa discusses the use of robot-assisted surgery for men with prostate cancer.
Looking to Publish an Article?
AnnMarie Walton  
12/3/2013   11 comments
AnnMarie Walton shares information from the recent ONS Connections meeting regarding article publication.
Seeing Red
Katherine Trip  
12/3/2013   8 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Katherine Trip shares her frustration with the ordering of blood products.
European Cancer Congress: Reinforcing Multidisciplinary Care
Anne Booms  
12/2/2013   2 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms shares some information from the most recent 2013 ECCO meeting.
Isn't Rituximab By Any Other Use Still Rituximab?
Julianna Paradisi  
12/2/2013   19 comments
Infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi is looking for further clarification regarding the infusion of rituximab.




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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