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The Tobacco Tales Trajectory Unfolds
Deborah A. Boyle  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
The prominence of tobacco and its relationship to dying prematurely from cancer cannot be understated
Electronic Cigarettes: New Worries About an Old Threat
Deborah A. Boyle  
4/14/2017   Post a comment
Due to the unregulated paradigm in which e-cigarettes exist, little is known about their safety and efficacy.
Variation in Treatment and Survival Outcomes for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Carole McCue  
1/30/2017   Post a comment
The disparity in lung cancer treatment continues to exist explains Carole McCue.
The Death of Tobacco
Deborah A. Boyle  
12/19/2016   Post a comment
Tobacco use is an area nurses could really boost education explains Deborah Boyle.
The Risk of Developing a Second Primary Malignancy
Carole McCue  
8/10/2016   1 comment
Patients with a history of cancer may be at risk for a secondary malignancy explains registered nurse Carole McCue.
Triple Jeopardy: Being an Older, Female Smoker
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/30/2016   Post a comment
Oncology clinical nurse specialist Deborah Boyle talks about how smoking is impacting female baby boomers.
Lung Cancer Patients Still Affected by Stigma
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
1/30/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning informs us that stigma is still attached to patients with lung cancer.
One-Stop Shopping for Lung Cancer Clinical Trials
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
11/12/2015   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning shows us a more efficient way of accessing lung cancer clinical trials.
Keytruda Approved for Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lori Smith  
10/23/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith wants to know if you've started administering Keytruda yet to your NSCLC patients.
Smoking Following a Cancer Diagnosis: Should Patients Quit?
Deborah A. Boyle  
9/11/2015   2 comments
Oncology clinical nurse specialist Deborah Boyle wants to know if patients should quit smoking after a cancer diagnosis.
New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Result in Some Smokers Feeling Invincible
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
8/3/2015   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning wants to know if your patients are less motivated to quit smoking with new lung screening guidelines.
The Effect of Comorbidities on Lung Cancer Survival
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
7/30/2015   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning explains that patients with existing comordities may impact lung cancer survival.
Survivorship Care for Young Lung Cancer Patients
Bobbi Freeman  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Lung cancer nurse navigator Bobbi Freeman discusses the need for more supportive care in the young lung cancer population.
Is the Face of Lung Cancer Getting Younger?
Bobbi Freeman  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Lung cancer nurse navigator Bobbi Freeman discusses the incidence of lung cancer in patients under 65 years of age.
Evaluating Two Models of Care for Lung Cancer Patients
Deborah A. Boyle  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Deborah Boyle discusses sole provider care versus a multidisciplinary approach when treating cancer patients.
Lung Cancer Patients Respond to Encouragement to Exercise
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
5/11/2015   2 comments
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning talks about lung cancer patients and exercise.
Hiding Behind the Smoke
Lori Smith  
5/8/2015   1 comment
Lori Smith talks about the dangers associated with all forms of tobacco products.
An Alternative to Open Thoracotomy
Bobbi Freeman  
4/13/2015   1 comment
Lung cancer nurse navigator Bobbi Freeman explains the benefits of robotic-assisted procedures versus an open thoracotomy.
Determining Lung Cancer Probability With First Screening CT Scan
Monica Key  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key talks about the risk of false-positive results associated with low-dose CT lung scans.
Male Patient Presents to the ED With Increasing Shortness of Breath
Quick Quiz  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Mr. J is a 67-year-old male who has a long history of smoking, approximately 40 packs per year. He arrived at the emergency department due to increased shortness of breath for the past 2 weeks. He was evaluated for a possible pulmonary embolism, and the CT angiogram of the chest revealed a 13 mm semi-solid mass in the left upper lobe and pneumonia. Bronchoscopy and pathology confirmed small cell lung cancer with neuroendocrine histology.
Annual Lung Cancer Screening Now Covered by CMS
Monica Key  
3/9/2015   3 comments
Oncology NP Monica Key provides an update on the latest in low-dose CT screening for lung cancer.
The Hazards of Hookah
Katherine Leverence  
10/3/2014   8 comments
Oncology nurse Katherine Leverence verbalizes her concern over the use of hookah -- especially among the younger population.
FDA Grants Multiple Orphan Drug Designation for Aldoxorubicin
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/30/2014   1 comment
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses the recent Orphan Drug designation approval for a modified version of doxorubicin.
Managing Breathlessness in Oncology Palliative Care
Anne Booms  
9/8/2014   3 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms explains the proper management of cancer patients experiencing shortness of breath.
Lighting Up First Thing May Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer
Michelle Bragazzi  
6/20/2014   4 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses another risk factor for lung cancer for those that light up early.
Health Literacy in Crisis
Monica Key  
4/30/2014   3 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key explains that health illiteracy can often be the cause of progressive disease.
Feeling to Blame for Cancer
Kerry Anne McGinn  
4/21/2014   9 comments
Kerry Anne McGinn explains that when stigma is attached to a cancer diagnosis it makes for an even more difficult experience for the patient.
Utilizing PleurX Catheters for Malignant Pleural Effusions
Bobbi Freeman  
4/14/2014   13 comments
Lung nurse navigator Bobbi Freeman explains the benefits of lung cancer patients having a PleurX catheter placed.
CVS Quitting Tobacco Sales
Dishon Kamwesa  
2/12/2014   18 comments
Dishon Kamwesa shares the latest news from CVS Caremark regarding future tobacco sales.
Male Lung Cancer Patient Experiences GI Symptoms During Treatment Phase
Quick Quiz  
1/8/2014   1 comment

Mr. G is a 58-year-old reformed smoker who was diagnosed three months ago with widely metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. He decided to receive single agent doxorubin for palliation. Up until this point, he has done well without significant toxicity. He comes in today for his treatment and to your surprise tells you, "I can't take this chemo anymore. The nausea and diarrhea are too much for me."

Drawing More Attention to Lung Cancer Awareness
Bobbi Freeman  
11/15/2013   11 comments
Nurse navigator Bobbi Freeman shares several resources with us and hopes to create more attention during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
When Denial Turns Into Belligerence
Monica Key  
11/7/2013   10 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key discusses her unfortunate experience with a patient in possible denial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9/11 Heroes Still Fighting for Their Lives
Dishon Kamwesa  
9/11/2013   12 comments
Dishon Kamwesa discusses the aftermath that is still taking place 12 years after the 9/11 attacks.
A Classic Presentation of SVC Syndrome
Monica Key  
8/30/2013   8 comments
Nurse practitioner Monica Key shares a case about an oncological emergency that required prompt intervention.
Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations: To Scan or Not to Scan?
Monica Key  
8/7/2013   6 comments
Monica Key shares the latest screening recommendation for those patients at risk for lung cancer.
Talking End of Life to a Homeless Cancer Patient
Anne Booms  
7/17/2013   6 comments
Anne Booms asks your experience and plan of care for treating cancer patients who happen to be homeless.
Older Female Patient With Advanced Lung Cancer Is Receiving Doxorubicin Peripherally
Quick Quiz  
6/24/2013   7 comments
Mrs. G is a 76-year-old female newly diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who is receiving single agent doxorubicin (vesicant) with palliative intent. She has multiple co-morbidities consisting of insulin-dependent diabetes, mild congestive heart failure, and Reynaud’s disease. The patient has refused a chest port because she is unsure how long she will continue with the therapy.
A Female Patient With Advanced Lung Cancer Experiences Extreme Change With Her Treatment Goals
Quick Quiz  
6/18/2013   6 comments
A 78-year-old female patient with stage 4 non-small-cell lung cancer is experiencing a variety of symptoms including pain and depression. She is currently receiving palliative chemotherapy with the goal of prolonging her life. She knows she has a terminal illness but was hoping to live long enough to see her granddaughter graduate from medical school in four months. She has morphine at home for pain but has told her husband that she wants to go to sleep and not wake up.
Female Patient With a History of Lung Cancer Presents With Headaches & Mild Confusion
Quick Quiz  
3/19/2013   2 comments
Mrs. E is a 56-year-old female with limited-stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). She is undergoing whole-brain radiation as prophylaxis for her treatment plan (prophylactic cranial irradiation-PCI). Once her radiation is complete, she will start chemotherapy treatment. The patient now presents to the clinic with complaints of headache, mild lethargy, and confusion.
The Silence of God
Tami Borneman  
3/4/2013   22 comments
Tami Borneman explains how patients and families of strong faith feel when their God appears to be ambiguous when needed the most.
Some Disturbing News About Smoking Mortality
Michael Kaufman  
3/1/2013   13 comments
Michael Kaufman discusses the increasing risk of lung cancer death among female smokers.
Male Patient With a History of Lung Cancer Presents With Cough & Dyspnea
Quick Quiz  
2/25/2013   4 comments
Mr. C is a 71-year-old male who has a long history of smoking. He recently had some cardiac issues that were resolved, but upon a chest x-ray and follow-up CT of the chest, a 5cm left hilar mass was found. It was biopsied via bronchoscopy, and pathology confirmed squamous cell carcinoma, EGFR-negative and ALK-negative. Mr. C agreed to and completed concurrent chemotherapy and radiation and now complains of a frequent, nonproductive cough unresponsive to antitussive treatment.
The Uncertainty in Lung Cancer
Tami Borneman  
2/20/2013   13 comments
Tami Borneman shares her experience as a support group educator for those patients and their caregivers coping with lung cancer.
Study Finds Donating Smokers' Lungs for Transplant Safe for Recipients
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/19/2013   10 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi shares some surprising news regarding the transplant of smokers' lungs.
Patient With Advanced Lung Cancer Presents With a New Symptom Cluster
Quick Quiz  
11/19/2012   3 comments
Mrs. T is a 62-year-old fashion columnist for your city's newspaper. She is receiving her second course of platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. During this office visit for her second course of treatment, Mrs. T. jokingly states that she forgot to put on her makeup but she doesn't seem to need rouge as her complexion has changed.
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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 .

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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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