FDA Approval of Neratinib for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Issues to Consider
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 9/8/2017 0
On July 17, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved neratinib for extended treatment of early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer following completion of 1 year of ...
Should Male Breast Cancer Patients be Given the Same Surgical Options as Women Patients?
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 7/5/2017 0
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 ...
Breast Cancer Reconstruction: 21st Century Tattooing Artistry
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 6/29/2017 0
There is probably no greater sense of completion to breast reconstruction than the final phase of tattooing a nipple-areolar complex. I have seen many patients who have waited for ...
Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in the Elderly
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 6/21/2017 0
Lately, our weekly tumor board case reviews have been thought-provoking in that many of our patients brought for discussion are over 85 years of age. There is always great ...
Tai Chi Chih for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Patients
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 6/13/2017 0
When I was in college, I took a class in Tai Chi Chih (TCC). Unbelievably, that was considered a physical education elective and it was like no other class in that department. As a ...
FDA Warns of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 4/24/2017 0
The possibility of an association between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma-a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma-was first recognized by the US Food and Drug ...
Marijke Vroomen Durning
Breast Cancer Patients Need Better Access to Genetic Counseling
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 4/19/2017 1
Genetic counselors are an integral part of the medical team and can play a valuable role in supporting patients with illnesses such as cancer. Genetic counselors are trained not ...
Direct Communication Improves Breast Cancer Screening Return Rate
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 4/4/2017 0
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recommended MRI screening as an adjunct to mammography for women at an increased risk of breast cancer. MRI utilizes magnetic fields to produce ...