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
Yoga Helps Reduce Side Effects During Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 4/12/2017 0
Men who undergo radiotherapy for treatment of prostate cancer are at risk for several side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction (ED), and urinary incontinence (UI). ...
Exercise as a Strategy to Alleviate Cancer-Related Fatigue
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 3/22/2017 0
Cancer-related fatigue is reported in 14% to 96% of patients undergoing cancer treatment. Fatigue experienced as a side effect of cancer treatment is differentiated from fatigue ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Sexual Rehabilitation: The Role of the Radiation Oncology Nurse
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 3/15/2017 0
This page has moved. Click here to go to the new page. 1-3 Vaginal dilator use is recommended to counter these untoward effects, yet many women fail to use this ...
Reflexology for Cancer Patients
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 2/10/2017 1
Reflexology is a homeopathic massage practice that dates back to 300 BC in China. This therapeutic method stimulates predefined pressure points on feet and hands. The controlled ...
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 ...