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Latest Content tagged with Complementary therapies
Breast Cancer Reconstruction: 21st Century Tattooing Artistry
Cathy Cole  
6/29/2017   Post a comment
Lately I have noted more in the way of artistic originality to complete breast reconstruction as if the breast was a canvas to place a work of art.
Tai Chi Chih for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Patients
Cathy Cole  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
A recent study found that Tai Chi Chih could be as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for improving insomnia among survivors of breast cancer.
Yoga Helps Reduce Side Effects During Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
4/12/2017   1 comment
A study recently published found that men with prostate cancer who participated in a yoga program while undergoing radiotherapy experienced a decreased severity of side effects.
Exercise as a Strategy to Alleviate Cancer-Related Fatigue
Carole McCue  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
Fatigue experienced as a side effect of cancer treatment is differentiated from fatigue experienced by healthy people in their daily lives.
Reflexology for Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
2/10/2017   1 comment
Carole McCue would like to know if you are suggesting reflexology to your cancer patients.
Massage Therapy May Reduce Side Effects in Breast Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
1/23/2017   Post a comment
Massage may help to minimize cancer-related side effects explains Carole McCue.
Yoga Improves QOL for Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
1/16/2017   2 comments
Practicing yoga during active cancer treatment seems to improve the well-being of both children with cancer and their parents, explains Marijke Vroomen Durning.
Advising Patients About Herbs and Botanicals
Deborah A. Boyle  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
Herbal supplementation should be used with caution explains Oncology clinical nurse specialist Deborah Boyle.
Adding Music Therapy to Cancer Treatment Can Improve Quality of Life
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
8/31/2016   49 comments
Music therapy should also be considered part of the treatment regimen explains health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning.
The Impact of Spirituality and Religion in Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
10/20/2015   Post a comment
Nursing instructor Carole McCue wants to know how effective religious or spiritual coping strategies are for your cancer patients.
Do You Know if Your Geriatric Oncology Patients are Using CAM?
Carole McCue  
9/21/2015   2 comments
Carole McCue stresses the need for better screening when it comes to CAM use in the geriatric patient population.
Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes in Some Breast Cancer Survivors
Lauren Evoy Davis  
9/8/2015   Post a comment
Oncology health writer Lauren Evoy Davis talks about the role of electroacupuncture to treat treatment-induced hot flashes.
Study Suggests Rosehips Inhibit Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Michael Kaufman  
5/5/2015   Post a comment
Medical journalist Michael Kaufman talks about how rosehip extract may have an effect on triple-negative breast cancer.
Giving Cancer Patients a Boost With Ginseng
Melissa Scott  
3/17/2015   3 comments
Oncology nurse Melissa Scott explains the use of ginseng for cancer patients experiencing side effects.
Assuming Personal Power During Survivorship: Use of Complementary Approaches
Deborah A. Boyle  
9/16/2014   2 comments
Deborah Boyle stresses the need for complementary therapy throughout treatment and into survivorship.
Zentangle: For Patients & Nurses &...
Kerry Anne McGinn  
3/19/2014   14 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn explains that meditative drawing may be another way for patients and caregivers to de-stress.
Aromatherapy May Help Reduce the Effects of Certain Illnesses
Lori Smith  
2/20/2014   13 comments
Lori Smith explains that the use of aromatherapy may help minimize the effects of the common cold or flu.
Heal Thyself With Art & Community
Katherine Leverence  
2/4/2014   15 comments
Katherine Leverence shares an experience that is not only beneficial for cancer patients, but for healthcare providers as well.
Music Therapy Helping Young Cancer Patients Cope
Michael Kaufman  
1/31/2014   12 comments
Michael Kaufman explains that music therapy may help young cancer patients deal with their illness better.
Fighting Cancer With Medical Qigong
Ghida Bilani  
1/10/2014   10 comments
Ghida Bilani discusses a non-traditional form of treatment that may help with the medical management of cancer.
Personal Conflict Over Medical Fact Versus Fiction
Nicole Haines  
1/7/2014   21 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Nicole Haines verbalizes her frustration over the personal choices people make regarding medical therapies.
Michael’s Passing
Kerry Anne McGinn  
1/2/2014   14 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn shares a personal story when a diagnosis of melanoma hits close to home.
Reducing Workplace Stress With Aromatherapy
Maggie Hughes  
10/4/2013   19 comments
Maggie Hughes explains the benefits of using aromatherapy in the workplace.
A Controversial Pancreatic Cancer Regimen Criticized
Michael Kaufman  
9/30/2013   14 comments
Michael Kaufman explains the controversy surrounding an alternative pancreatic cancer treatment.
Supportive Oncology: Nothing 'Soft' About It
Joni Watson  
9/12/2013   9 comments
Joni Watson explains that "non-clinical" care services are just as important because they help to treat the whole patient.
Study Shows Reduction in PSA Levels Linked to Popular Supplement
Sharlene Bidini  
6/12/2013   14 comments
Nutritionist Sharlene Bidini talks about a supplement that may soon become popular among men with a history of prostate cancer.
Defining the Nurse’s Role in Alternative Medicine
Julianna Paradisi  
5/6/2013   15 comments
Julianna Paradisi explains that nurses are available to offer guidance and education, regardless of whether we agree or disagree with their treatment decisions.
Cancer-Related Fatigue: What Is a Person to Do?
Dianna Ellison  
4/30/2013   17 comments
Dianna Ellison explains that while we don't have a clear understanding of the cause of cancer-related fatigue, therapies are available.
Reducing Stress With Mindfulness Intervention
Maggie Hughes  
4/3/2013   9 comments
Maggie Hughes asks if mindfulness activities are the next big thing in oncology care.
Healthy Caregiving Tips for Oncology Nurses
Deborah A. Boyle  
3/29/2013   8 comments
Debi Boyle shares some practical tips on how caregivers can maintain a daily routine of self-care for themselves and for their patients.
Bringing Art Into the Oncology Setting
Julianna Paradisi  
3/18/2013   12 comments
Julianna Paradisi offers advice for displaying art within the oncology clinical settings.
CAM & the Cancer Patient
Katherine Mitchell  
2/28/2013   12 comments
Katie Mitchell explains how cancer patients may benefit from acupuncture treatment.
Canine Companionship During the Cancer Journey
Debi Habyan Geotis  
2/21/2013   20 comments
Deb Geotis shares her experience with pet therapy dogs from a recent business trip.
Coffee Ground Enemas & Pain Control: Honoring Patient Determination
Rachel Odo  
1/23/2013   16 comments
Rachel Odo discusses the struggle of understanding and honoring patient choices.
Another Layer of Protection: Multivitamins
Michelle Bragazzi  
10/24/2012   10 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi asks if we should still be skeptical of multivitamin use?
Reiki & Its Benefits
Geronima Cortese-Jimenez  
10/15/2012   11 comments
Reiki Master and oncology nurse Geronima Cortese-Jimenez shares how Reiki can benefit patients.
Who Can We Trust When It Comes to Integrative Medicine?
Lori Smith  
9/19/2012   12 comments
Lori Smith shares an online resource nurses and patients can look at to learn more about herbal supplements.
An Ancient Art Helps to Reduce Pain, Nausea & Stress in Cancer Patients
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/29/2012   18 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a study on Jin Shin Jyutsu and the positive effects it has on reducing pain, nausea, and stress in the cancer patient.
Creative Therapies: Do They Work?
Stephanie Wiseman  
6/7/2012   8 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman investigates the validity of using creative therapies like music, art, and dance to manage the physical and emotional impact of cancer.
Fasting During Chemotherapy: Another Quack Idea or Complementary Therapy?
Kathy Vickers  
5/22/2012   7 comments
Kathy Vickers discusses research that indicates fasting before, during, and after chemotherapy may increase cancer cell death.
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Katherine Trip  
5/16/2012   7 comments
Katherine Trip finds out the hard way that when it comes to patient treatment choices, nurses can't always get what they want.




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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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
On October 22, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), in combination with fluorouracil ...
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