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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Oncology NEWS

4 Common Myths Patients Believe About Breast Cancer & Nutrition

Many people suffering from breast cancer are interested in maintaining a healthy diet, but there’s a ton of misinformation floating around, so separating fact from fiction can be tricky for patients.

Treating Breast Cancer Patients: 4 Symptoms You’re Probably Overlooking

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time for providers to remember the intricacies of caring for breast cancer patients, even outside oncology settings.

Higher Mortality Rates Reported Among Males with Breast Cancer

Differences in survival between male and female patients with breast cancer have been reported in the past but not fully investigated, until now.

How to Talk to Cancer Survivors About Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

If you treat cancer survivors but avoid recommending lifestyle changes out of fear of overwhelming them or stressing them out, then you're...

See the Skin Patch That Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment and Vaccine Adherence

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells.

What Clinicians Need to Know About Every FDA-Approved CBD Product

Products containing cannabidiol that manufacturers claim have therapeutic and medical benefits are increasingly popular. Many consumers don't understand they should take such claims with a grain of salt.

8 Facts About Sarcoma that Often Surprise Clinicians

Ever treat a patient diagnosed with sarcoma, AKA the "forgotten cancer"? If not, you're certainly not the only medical professional.

These 3 Conditions Cause Three-Fourths of the Most Harmful Diagnostic Errors

A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is behind one-third of the malpractice cases that end in permanent disability or death.

Zika Viruses Show Potential as Treatment for High-Risk Childhood Cancer

In partnership with Nemours Children's Health System. Zika Viruses Show Potential as Treatment for High-Risk Childhood Cancer

A Diet Rich in Whole Grain May Prevent Liver Cancer

There are a lot of reasons to eat whole grains. They are a major source of dietary fiber as well as vitamins,...

Women With High “Biologic” Age Have Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

A woman’s biologic age, which is actually a DNA-based estimate of a person’s age, is linked to the future development of breast...

Helping Cancer Patients Protect Their Heart

Heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the US, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer...

Patients with Cancer Who Exercise Feel Better

Common side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, vomiting, alopecia, fatigue, constipation/diarrhea, cardiovascular suppression, bone marrow suppression, muscle weakness, pain, mucositis,...

Nursing Contributions to End-of-Life Decisions

Nurses are charged with nearly all palliative care, and yet they are often left out of end-of-life (ELD) discussions. Several studies have...

Cervical Cancer Screening Conundrum

Cervical cancer incidence and mortality have declined markedly in the United States with widespread implementation of cytology-based screening programs, but many women...

Deaths from Liver Disease Surge: Who’s at Risk, Steps to Intervene

Deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have skyrocketed in the US, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal -- particularly among white, native, and Hispanic...

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