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Should Male Breast Cancer Patients be Given the Same Surgical Options as Women Patients?
Cathy Cole  
7/5/2017   Post a comment
Male breast cancer accounts for about 1% of all breast cancer cases in the United States, therefore it can be a shocking diagnosis. During my career as a nurse practitioner in the field of breast oncology, I have been involved in the care of only five male breast cancer cases over the last 25 years.
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.
Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in the Elderly
Cathy Cole  
6/21/2017   Post a comment
Researchers looked to characterize treatment of triple-negative breast cancer in older patients and measure mortality risk relative to younger women.
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.
Rising Breast Cancer Rates Among Asian Women
Cathy Cole  
5/31/2017   Post a comment
In contrast to other racial/ethnic groups in the United States, Asian Americans have experienced steadily increasing breast cancer rates over the past 15 years.
A Bittersweet Wedding
Cathy Cole  
5/9/2017   Post a comment
It is not unusual to find love at any age, but when a cancer diagnosis places one’s mortality front and center, it does increase in prominence and urgency.
Imaging Surveillance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Cathy Cole  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole shares concern over breast cancer patients not following up with imaging post-treatment.
Bone Density Assessment When Using Aromatase Inhibitors
Cathy Cole  
9/29/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know why more women receiving AIs aren't assessed for bone density.
Unusual Circumstances
Cathy Cole  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Screening patients with disabilities is an issue that needs addressed suggests breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole.
We Can’t Disregard Male Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
8/18/2016   56 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole asks how many male breast cancer patients you see and what is their typical outcome.
Comparing Face-to-Face to Telephone BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling
Cathy Cole  
8/5/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about telemedicine versus in-person genetic counseling.
Getting Personal
Cathy Cole  
8/2/2016   54 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know if you've ever experienced a close relationship with a patient.
Patient Compliance With Tamoxifen and Letrozole
Cathy Cole  
6/28/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole addresses the need for patient compliance when it comes to antihormonal therapy.
ASCO 2016: 10 Years of AI Therapy May Not Affect QOL
Cathy Cole  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about a recent ASCO presentation on long-term AI therapy.
A Surprise Diagnosis
Cathy Cole  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole shares a case of postreconstruction to recurrence.
Helping to Minimize Stress Among Breast Cancer Patients
Cathy Cole  
5/18/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole discusses the dynamics of communication among breast cancer patients.
Double Mastectomies for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: An Alarming New Trend
Cathy Cole  
4/22/2016   4 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole weighs the double mastectomy risks for early-stage breast cancer.
Screening Mammography and the Heart
Cathy Cole  
4/8/2016   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains that mammography may go beyond breast cancer screening.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis May Reduce Recall Rates
Cathy Cole  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about the efficacy of various breast imaging.
The Link Between Financial Distress and Cancer Survivorship
Cathy Cole  
3/11/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole sheds some light on the issue of cancer-related expenses and its impact on patient outcomes.
Medical Breast Nurse Practitioners Improving Patient Outcomes
Cathy Cole  
2/28/2016   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains the benefits of having a NP in a multidisciplinary breast cancer program.
New Data Show Women Increasingly Having Outpatient Mastectomies
Cathy Cole  
2/22/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about inpatient versus outpatient mastectomies.
Breast Examinations Prior to Mammography--Are We Doing Enough?
Cathy Cole  
1/11/2016   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole discusses the importance of clinical breast examination in conjunction with imaging.
'Tis the Season to Be Grateful
Cathy Cole  
12/24/2015   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole stresses that the holidays may be a good time to discuss familial-related cancer risks.
ACS Creating Controversy With New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Cathy Cole  
10/22/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole verbalizes concern over the new ACS breast cancer screening recommendations.
Unilateral Versus Contralateral Mastectomy for Nonhereditary Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
10/16/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole discusses unilateral versus bilateral mastectomy.
The Not So Silent Voice of Stage IV Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
9/14/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole shares the story of one woman with advanced breast cancer.
Getting Back to Nursing Basics
Cathy Cole  
8/28/2015   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about getting back to basics.
Making Sense of Breast Density Laws
Cathy Cole  
7/20/2015   3 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains the pros and cons of breast density laws.
Breast Cancer: An Oncologist's Perspective
Cathy Cole  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse practitioner and nurse navigator Cathy Cole shares an oncologist's personal perspective on breast cancer survivorship.
Clinical Trial Conundrum
Cathy Cole  
7/7/2015   1 comment
Nurse practitioner and navigator Cathy Cole explains the avenues patients take in search of a cure.
Mammogram Screening in Older Women
Cathy Cole  
6/15/2015   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole wants to know your thoughts on mammogram screening in older females.
Pregnancy & Cancer: Timing May be Everything
Cathy Cole  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about the risks associated with receiving treatment during pregnancy.
Another Surgical Option for Large Breast Cancer Tumors
Cathy Cole  
5/12/2015   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about another surgical procedure beyond the standard mastectomy.
The Silent Pink Ribbon
Cathy Cole  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains that metastatic breast cancer patients are often the forgotten survivors.
Dating With Cancer
Cathy Cole  
3/23/2015   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole shares some patient questions on dating.
Interpreting the Words of Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
3/6/2015   2 comments
Breast cancer NP and nurse navigator Cathy Cole stresses the need for clear patient communication.
New Genetic Information About Latinas & Breast Cancer
Cathy Cole  
2/3/2015   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole discusses the difference in genetics among Latina women.
Breast Cancer Can Be a Heart-Breaking Experience
Cathy Cole  
1/21/2015   3 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains that stress really can affect our cardiac health.
Multidisciplinary Program May Improve Access to Breast Reconstruction
Cathy Cole  
12/29/2014   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole explains how a multidisciplinary breast cancer program may help streamline the surgical process.
Mutated PALB2 Gene May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Cathy Cole  
12/5/2014   4 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole discusses a newly discovered genetic mutation that may increase the risk for developing breast cancer.
Minimizing the Breast Cancer Risk This Holiday Season
Cathy Cole  
11/26/2014   3 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole offers some tips on how to reduce the cancer risk this holiday season.
Is the Choice of Double Mastectomy for Single Breast Cancer Wise?
Cathy Cole  
11/6/2014   4 comments
Breast nurse navigator Cathy Cole explains that bilateral mastectomy procedures shouldn't be taken lightly.
A Misdiagnosis of Histology Can Make a Difference in Breast Cancer Treatment
Cathy Cole  
10/1/2014   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole discusses the importance of thorough testing to rule out HER2-positive disease.
Cancer Advocacy Has a Unifying Potential
Cathy Cole  
9/2/2014   1 comment
Breast cancer nurse navigator Cathy Cole explains the importance of cultural respect among cancer patients and colleagues.
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Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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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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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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