Unplanned Hospitalizations in Patients with Cancer May Lead to Substantial Physical, Psychological Symptoms

The development of an inpatient symptom monitoring intervention, according to researchers, may enhance awareness of patient symptom burden and improve symptom control and health care usage. A significant number of patients with cancer who are hospitalized unexpectedly experience substantial physical and psychological symptoms, according to study results published in [...] Click here to view [...]

The importance of family caregivers on a cancer journey

A University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center study found the presence of a family caregiver created positive perceptions of care coordination from cancer patients. Care coordination is the organization and management of a patient’s healthcare services and care delivery, from scheduling visits with oncologists to facilitating communication between providers and [...] Click here to view [...]

Social worker offers coronavirus advice for cancer patients

The constant news about the coronavirus can be overwhelming. People with cancer might feel even more worried about the virus, because cancer and its treatment can lower their ability to fight infection. (Source: WMC) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The constant news about the coronavirus can be overwhelming. Cancer patients [...] Click here to view [...]

Opinion: We Still Lack Evidence that Cannabis Treats Cancer Pain

Cannabis products, in the form of the plant’s flowers, isolated cannabinoids, or synthetic cannabinoid preparations, are increasingly used as medicine, especially with the intention of treating cancer-related ills. But there is a serious dearth of rigorous data to support many of these indications. There is no randomized controlled evidence [...] Click here to view [...]

Delivering Person-Centered Cancer Care to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Chris Helfrich, RN, CDDN, is a certified developmental disabilities (DD) nurse who supports adults living in residential group homes throughout the state of Illinois. As a policy and procedure influencer and frontline educator, Helfrich works tirelessly to improve the delivery of person-centered care for individuals living with disability, including [...] Click here to view [...]

Natural Tissue Versus Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Knowing the Differences

Breast Cancer Around 80% of women who opt for reconstruction after losing a breast to mastectomy elect to reconstruct with implants rather than the superior natural tissue reconstruction, according to Dr. Constance Chen , a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast specialist in New York City. 1 “Many women who [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise can lower risk of 13 types of cancer

Mar 30, 2020 at 12:01 PM The benefits of exercise are hard to ignore. We know that working out is good for heart health, maintaining weight and de-stressing. But exercise also plays an important role in preventing cancer, according to a study from the American Cancer Society and National [...] Click here to view [...]

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N.J. cancer support group offering virtual counseling for patients and families during coronavirus lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown isn't stopping the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey from helping cancer patients and their families. The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented burden to most of us, and it’s also adding to the stress cancer patients are forced to cope with every second of their [...] Click here to view [...]

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Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine offers virtual programming, including yoga

This story and all coronavirus news are free to the public. Support us with a digital subscription as we do our part to keep the community safe. NORWAY — Although the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine is closed until further notice, it is still —virtually — business as [...] Click here to view [...]

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