Massage Therapy May Reduce Side Effects in Breast Cancer Patients
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 1/23/2017 0
Chemotherapy can often result in fatigue, nausea, and sleep disruption. From a personal perspective, I experienced debilitating fatigue and actually questioned my oncologist as to ...
Patients Coping With Interferon Alpha-2b Treatment for Melanoma
Melissa Scott, BSN, RN, OCN 1/20/2017 0
Say the word "melanoma" and everyone around will almost instantly realize the severity. Any cancer diagnosis is scary, but melanoma is one type that is still poorly ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Adherence to Oral Cancer Drugs: The Key to Optimum Treatment Outcomes
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 1/18/2017 0
I remember more than 2 decades ago having lunch with a radiation oncologist who specialized in breast cancer therapy. In this early era of prophylactic tamoxifen therapy she said to ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Recent Lymphedema Evidence-Based Practice Findings for Oncology Providers
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 1/11/2017 0
A major impediment to quality of survival in patients with breast cancer, lymphedema, and its prevention has been hampered by a lack of research to guide practice. Case in point is ...
Marijke Vroomen Durning
‘Magic Mushroom’ Substance May Reduce Depression and Anxiety in Cancer Patients
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 12/2/2016 0
Offering someone "magic mushrooms" may raise eyebrows in most situations, but a substance in these banned hallucinogenics may actually have an appropriate place in medical ...
UV Light Robots Reduce Clostridium Difficile Transmissions
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 10/18/2016 0
The stool culture result every practitioner dreads: Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Many of us have treated oncology patients with the condition and know what a toll the infection ...