Cancer Care Comes of Age
by Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, FAAN
Older people with cancer often have a different set of concerns than other adults with cancer. Cancer care needs to be specifically tailored to this ever-growing population.
Managing Cancer-Related Anemia
by Lori Smith, MSN, CRNP
Anemia is a common symptom experienced by people who are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. It is a condition in which the blood is deficient in red blood cells, in hemoglobin, or in total volume. There are a multitude of causes for anemia, including pre-existing or current conditions, hereditary conditions, renal insufficiency, nutritional deficits, chronic anemia, hemolysis, and malignancy.
When to Call the Doctor During Cancer Treatment
Cancer and cancer treatments may cause side effects that require the immediate attention of your doctor and healthcare team. But knowing when to call the doctor during treatment is difficult.
Are You At Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep vein thrombosis (also called DVT or blood clots) occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. Part of a clot may break off and travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism and, possibly, death. Everyone should know the risk factors, symptoms, and steps they can take to protect themselves.
Update on Urologic Cancers
- External Beam Radiation for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Hip Fracture
- Preoperative Mitomycin-C Instillation Decreases Risk of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
- Nephron-Sparing Surgery Best Option for People with Common Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease
- Active Surveillance a Viable Option for Men with Prostate Cancer
National Cancer Institute
Annual Progress Report 2010
by John E. Niederhuber, MD, outgoing director, National Cancer Institute
As the 13th director of the National Cancer Institute, virtually every day brought me a fresh reminder of the privilege and excitement that stem from being part of a proud organization with an extraordinary history of groundbreaking biomedical research.The honor of serving this federal agency – and the millions of cancer patients and survivors who count on its vital efforts – only grew stronger as I prepared to step aside from its directorship.
Should You Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing?
by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC, and Karina L. Brierley, MS, CGC
Over the past decade, genetic counseling and testing have become recognized as critical tools in the fight against cancer. The results can guide surgical decision-making, surveillance, and chemoprevention, and can be of great use to family members. Although more and more people newly diagnosed with cancer are being referred for genetic counseling and testing, other cancer survivors may not have been offered these services.
New Developments in Cancer ResearchAdvances in cancer treatment presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.