HPV Vaccination Schedule Change for Children, Adolescents
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 11/2/2016 0
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed recommendations on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine schedule in 11- and 12-year-old children from 3 doses to 2 ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Triple Jeopardy: Being an Older, Female Smoker
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 5/30/2016 0
If you are a baby boomer like me (born between 1945 and 1963), you have witnessed a unique public health phenomenon. Our mothers, who lived through the peri-WWII era, were the first ...
Marijke Vroomen Durning
New Staging System Proposed for HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 2/19/2016 0
Almost 46,000 cases of oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC) are diagnosed in the United States each year. This group involve cancers of the base of the tongue, tonsils, soft palate, and ...
Study Reports AP Nurses Improve Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 11/2/2015 0
As an advanced practice nurse (APN) in oncology, one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job is the chance to follow patients throughout treatment and manage their symptoms in such ...
Marijke Vroomen Durning
Few Patients With Advanced Larynx Cancer Receive Laryngectomy
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 7/10/2015 0
Each year, approximately 12,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with laryngeal cancer,1 yet only one-third of those with advanced disease are undergoing the recommended ...
ONS 2015: An Enlightening Option for Oral Mucositis
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 5/7/2015 3
We are not strangers to the difficulties when it comes to treating oral mucositis for our cancer patients. Oral mucositis can happen to any person going through chemotherapy and/or ...
Should You Get Screened for Head & Neck Cancer?
Michelle Bragazzi 4/15/2015 1
April 12-18, 2015 is National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, and many cancer centers across the US are offering free screening sessions for their local communities.
Overuse of Radioactive Iodine in Thyroid Cancer Patients
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 3/12/2015 1
Although thyroid cancer is not as common as some other cancers, it is on the rise with US estimations of newly diagnosed cancers reaching 62,450 in 2015.1
FDA Grants Early Approval to Lenvatinib for Treatment of Thyroid Cancer
Michael Kaufman, Medical Journalist 2/19/2015 1
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted expedited approval on February 13, 2015 to the oral kinase inhibitor lenvatinib (Lenvima) for use in patients with progressive, ...