Deborah A. Boyle
Sexual Rehabilitation: The Role of the Radiation Oncology Nurse
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 3/15/2017 0
Combined pelvic radiation therapy and intrauterine brachytherapy are frequently administered for locally advanced cervical and vaginal cancer. These therapies result in sexual ...
New Findings for Women With Chemo-Resistant Ovarian, Peritoneal Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 3/3/2017 0
We are fully aware that not all ovarian and peritoneal cancers are alike. For those women diagnosed with a rare form of epithelial ovarian/peritoneal cancer (low-grade serous ...
Marijke Vroomen Durning
Mapping Endometrial Cancer Metastases With Dye Preferable to Lymphadenectomy
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 2/23/2017 0
Until recently, the most common way to stage endometrial cancer was through surgical staging. Lymphadenectomy required removing large amounts of tissue to find impacted nodes. While ...
An ACA Repeal May Affect Cancer Screenings in Women
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 2/2/2017 6
No matter what side of the aisle you sit on, no matter who you voted for and putting all things political aside, I think most of us as healthcare providers want only the best for ...
Cervical Cancer Mortality Higher Than Once Thought
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 1/31/2017 0
A study out of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published results of a study evaluating the United States mortality rate associated with cervical cancer and what they ...
Accelerated Approval of Rucaparib to Treat Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 1/3/2017 0
We all know the devastating effects of ovarian cancer on women globally. With the amount of women being diagnosed with or dying from the disease each year, it is clear that more ...
Bevacizumab Plus Chemotherapy Receives FDA Approval for Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 12/14/2016 0
Bevacizumab (Avastin), an intravenous drug manufactured by Genentech, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of platinum-sensitive, recurrent ...
The Role of the Microbiome in Treating Women With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 12/6/2016 1
Ovarian cancer is widely understood to be a challenging cancer to treat, as remission and survival rates are lower than many other gynecologic malignancies. Despite current efforts ...