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Empowering Patients With Information and Coordinated Care
Oncology nurses have a crucial role to play in the care of patients with cancer, and central to this effort is an understanding that receiving the right information-at the right time-empowers patients throughout their cancer trajectory.
Linda Goodfellow, PhD, RN, of Duquesne University, discussing the important role nurses play in supporting the spouses of patients with cancer, a critical, yet often unmet need.
It has always been our job as cancer care physicians to guide the patient, even when our guidance is not what one would like to hear.
Maurie Markman, MD, asks who should decide whether it is ethically valid to consider off-label treatment in a patient with a very serious medical illness.
In the summer of 2010, 20-year-old physical therapy student Hannah Komai was diagnosed with low-grade osteosarcoma after an incisional biopsy.
Genetic testing for cancer survivors may play a critical role in helping avoid a second primary cancer or it may help prevent family members from developing cancer.
Patients considering chemotherapy treatment need to understand the risks and benefits of treatment in order to make an informed decision to undergo-or forgo-treatment.
In January 2007, Erik Kratky was 21 and pursuing his undergraduate degree when he experienced bilateral leg weakness, which was later diagnosed as low-grade spinal cord ependymoma.
New data from a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health appear to have proven that there is an inexpensive and relatively simple approach to reducing the incidence of most cancers that afflict men: Take a multivitamin daily.
As Bonnie Addario has gone from patient to survivor, she has learned much about what patients are looking for in terms of information and care.
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