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Content posted in July 2012
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Jake Gibb: Olympian & Cancer Survivor
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/31/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares the story of Olympian Jake Gibb and his two-time victory over cancer.
Improving Outcomes for Lung Cancer Patients
Dianna Ellison  
7/31/2012   6 comments
Dianna Ellison shares what her facility did to help prevent issues such as "lost to follow-up" among lung cancer patients.
Pediatric Palliative Care & Hospice Programs: Progress & Future Steps
Jess Keim-Malpass  
7/31/2012   7 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass discusses the challenge and implementation strategy of how pediatric palliative care and hospice care are financed.
The Controversy Over PSA Testing
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/30/2012   6 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a study that illustrates the value of PSA testing.
The Art of Oncology Ambulatory Care
Julianna Paradisi  
7/30/2012   7 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses the shift she made into oncology ambulatory care and shares how, whether it's in- or out-patient, both settings require expertise, critical thinking, and communication skills.
Do You Know Your Organization's ACO Strategy?
Debi Habyan Geotis  
7/30/2012   3 comments
Debi Geotis discusses ACO strategy (the new buzz phrase in healthcare management) and how ACOs are supposed to help provide seamless, patient-focused care.
The Vitamin E Conundrum
Michael Kaufman  
7/27/2012   11 comments
Michael Kaufman ponders the value of taking vitamin E as a dietary supplement in light of recent studies.
Making Hospice Care a Treatment Option
Rachel Odo  
7/27/2012   13 comments
Rachel Odo shares the story of one of her caregiver's experiences of hospice becoming the "treatment" option for husband's pancreatic cancer.
NCI Update: Spirituality in Cancer Care
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/26/2012   12 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares the NCI's update on addressing the spiritual concerns of patients at diagnosis and during treatment, instead of solely at end of life.
Oral Mucositis: A Life-Altering Side Effect
Katherine Mitchell  
7/26/2012   16 comments
Katherine Mitchell gives a thorough background on oral mucositis and how it can be devastating to head and neck cancer patients.
Why I Respect Cancer
Nicole Haines  
7/26/2012   10 comments
Nicole Haines discusses why she grudgingly respects cancer and why she respects her patients for fighting such a formidable enemy.
Cancer Patients Becoming Oriented With Their Care
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/25/2012   13 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the importance of coordinating all aspects of patient care.
Learning From Pediatric Survivorship Care
Deborah A. Boyle  
7/25/2012   4 comments
Debi Boyle discusses how adult survivorship can learn a lot from pediatric survivorship and how it is executed in the family dynamic.
When Being Green Is Toxic
Lori Smith  
7/25/2012   12 comments
Lori Smith discusses the impact pesticides can have on vulnerable populations such as children.
Confessions of a 'Fat' Girl
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/24/2012   26 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares her personal frustration with obesity, processed foods, and the FDA approving two diet drugs in the span of six weeks.
Some Men Are So Sensitive: Infusion Reactions
Monica Key  
7/24/2012   5 comments
Monica Key discusses her experience with two patients who experienced an infusion reaction and explains the symptoms to look for and what agents are the usual suspects with a reaction.
Manage Like You Nurse: With Care
Joni Watson  
7/24/2012   13 comments
Joni Watson offers helpful tips on how to better manage the nurses in your unit and how not to lose the nursing aspect of nursing management.
Calling Upon Congress to Approve Virtual Colonoscopy for Medicare Patients
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/23/2012   12 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a news article urging Congress to pass the Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act.
Teaching Chemotherapy Administration to the New Oncology Nurse
Julianna Paradisi  
7/23/2012   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares some simple reminders to help oncology nurses educate others on safe handling of chemotherapy.
Turn the Page
Teresa Brown  
7/23/2012   10 comments
Teresa Brown discusses her personal journey as a nurse and how she's learning what defines her.
Cancer Care at a Distance
Kathy Vickers  
7/20/2012   7 comments
Kathy Vickers shares the story of one of her rural patients and how he got lost in the shuffle during treatment. How do we better bridge the gap when cancer care occurs over a distance?
Statins May Cut Risk of Cancer Following Heart Transplantation
Michael Kaufman  
7/20/2012   4 comments
Michael Kaufman shares new research that suggests statins may substantially cut the risk of developing cancer in heart-transplant patients.
A Healthcare Handbook
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/19/2012   12 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares a new e-book that offers help in navigating (in 175 pages, no less!) our healthcare system and the policies that shape it.
Research Underway for Patients Experiencing Hair Loss
Sharon R. Vining  
7/19/2012   12 comments
Sharon Vining discusses new research underway regarding hair growth.
Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Nicole Haines  
7/19/2012   19 comments
Nicole Haines discusses how an oncological emergency like tumor lysis syndrome can be proactively dealt with through strong, basic nursing skills.
People Experiencing Physical Health Issues Have Increased Need for Mental Healthcare
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/18/2012   16 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a report by Oregon State University explaining the importance of coordinating care between physical and mental health providers.
A Successful Rash?
Monica Key  
7/18/2012   8 comments
Monica Key shares the story of a head and neck cancer patient who developed a severe rash during his treatment of cetuximab. Can a rash be a good thing?
Distress During Cancer Survivorship: Recurrence Anxiety
Deborah A. Boyle  
7/18/2012   6 comments
Debi Boyle talks about an often ignored but extremely important issue in cancer survivorship: recurrence anxiety.
New System Gives Cancer a One-Two Punch
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/17/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman shares a ScienceDaily story about a new delivery system that boosts the immune system and neutralizes certain chemicals that cancers release to confuse it.
Always a Mom
Cathy Cole  
7/17/2012   5 comments
Cathy Cole discusses the unique impact motherhood has on the identity and survivorship of the breast cancer patient.
MASCC Conference: The Value of Adhering to the Guidelines
Katherine Trip  
7/17/2012   9 comments
Kathy Trip shares her experience at this year's MASCC conference and tells us that knowing about the guidelines and following them are two different things.
Duke University's Cancer Care Center on Head/Neck Treatment
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/16/2012   4 comments
Community Editor Stephanie Wiseman conducts a video interview with Dr. David M. Brizel, MD, a professor of radiation oncology at Duke University specializing in head and neck cancer treatment.
Affordable Care Act Improves Pediatric Hospice
Jess Keim-Malpass  
7/16/2012   4 comments
Jess Keim-Malpass discusses one of the many outcomes of the Affordable Care Act: Children with terminal conditions are eligible to receive both hospice and curative care benefits.
Diet As Tolerated
Julianna Paradisi  
7/16/2012   14 comments
Julianna Paradisi shares an encounter at a party that led her to share a morsel of truth about being an oncology nurse with a fellow partygoer. What "morsel" of the job do you love the most?
The Power of the Staycation
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/13/2012   12 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman offers some advice on how to get the benefits of a vacation all while staying home.
The Importance of a Patient's Family History
Michael Kaufman  
7/13/2012   10 comments
Michael Kaufman shares an ASCO Daily News article that discusses why we should be concerned about documenting a cancer patient's family history of cancer.
Enjoying the Lemonade
Carole McCue  
7/13/2012   8 comments
Carole McCue shares her personal experiences with cancer and explains the importance of turning lemons into lemonade.
The Hateful Patient By Dr. Craig R. Hildreth MD
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/12/2012   12 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a blog written by Dr. Craig R. Hildreth, MD, explaining some of the challenges of patient care from an oncologist's perspective.
New In-Home HIV Test May Lower the Risk of Comorbidities
Anne Landry  
7/12/2012   5 comments
Anne Landry discusses the new FDA-approved in-home HIV test and its impact on HIV/AIDS comorbidities like cancer.
The Cost of End-of-Life Care
Dianna Ellison  
7/12/2012   9 comments
Dianna Ellison shares the story of one family's travails with end-of-life care and discusses the financial and emotional costs of overtreatment.
Melanoma Screening Has Gone Mobile
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/11/2012   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a skin cancer app that can track skin changes and offer skin check reminders.
Carrots vs. Cash
Nicole Haines  
7/11/2012   18 comments
Nicole Haines weighs the financial and health costs of eating organic foods and gives us a list of the Dirty Dozen: the top 12 pesticide-affected foods.
Healthcare Reform: A Landmark Decision
Rachel Odo  
7/11/2012   9 comments
Rachel Odo gives a real-life example how the ACA has improved one patient's life.
The ACA: What's to Come
Stephanie Wiseman  
7/10/2012   7 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman provides a list of commentaries and editorial opinions from on the Affordable Care Act.
Radiation-Induced Vaginal Stenosis
Lori Smith  
7/10/2012   8 comments
Lori Smith addresses a side effect that affects 88 percent of women treated for cervical cancer with radiation: vaginal stenosis.
Forgotten Survivor Majority: Family Caregivers
Deborah A. Boyle  
7/10/2012   11 comments
Debi Boyle discusses cancer as a "family disease" and offers some interventions you can use to meet the needs of family caregivers.
Copper Surfaces May Help Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/9/2012   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a study regarding the use of copper surfaces in hospitals to help reduce hospital-acquired infections.
Helping Patients Build a Cancer Toolbox
Julianna Paradisi  
7/9/2012   12 comments
Julianna Paradisi discusses how to help a patient build a "toolbox" of survivorship.
Swelling Upon Waking: Is It SVC Syndrome?
Monica Key  
7/9/2012   3 comments
Monica Key shares a personal story of a beloved patient who woke one morning with a drooping eye, facial swelling, and fatigue.
Study Connects Genetics With Opioid-Induced Side Effects
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/6/2012   15 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a report explaining the relationship between genetics and opioid-induced side effects.
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Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

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
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