Usual counseling adequate during early breast cancer by Nurse.com News
Women with early-stage breast cancer who receive the usual care available in medical centers experience physical, emotional and social adjustment over time without additional interventions of standardized educational and supportive videotapes or individualized telephone counseling offered during each of the breast cancer stages, according to a study led by by nurse researchers.
Blood test targets oncology treatment by By Debra Anscombe Wood, RN, for Nurse.com
Oncology clinicians are testing a new tool to help determine patients' response to treatment, evaluate prognosis and make better-informed decisions — The CellSearch Circulating Tumor Cell Test.
Honorary bat girl inspires fans
May 19, 2013
| KUSA-TV - In August of 2012, Dierks found out she had stage 3 breast cancer ... It recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer ... '' Breast cancer can hit anyone. I hope my...
Men struggle with wives' breast cancer in silence
May 19, 2013
| First Coast News - She runs the hospital's Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, where it's her job... Even though breast cancer is primarily about the woman fighting it, psychologist Jennifer...
Jolie made right choice having breasts removed
May 19, 2013
| Asheville Citizen-Times Doctors recommended she have the BRCA1 test because her mother, Brenda Whiteside, had breast cancer ... Her family history teemed with breast cancer ... She will, after chemo and radiation, have her ovaries removed, due to the'' estrogen-positive'' type breast cancer ...
Making a difference
May 19, 2013
| The Times Her mother has since died from breast cancer, but her charitable nature lives on in Graham.'' She was huge into volunteering. She put that in me, and I've just carried it on...
Board out of woman's business
May 18, 2013
| azcentral.com | business Confined to her Kansas City, Mo., home for six months with breast cancer in 2006, Lauren Boice conceived of a business linking cosmetologists with hospice patients. She said...
Navigating the Breast Cancer Journey, Part 1: Risk Factors and Diagnosis by Cathy Fortenbaugh, RN, MSN, AOCN; Margaret Rummel, RN, BSN, MHA, OCN, CNA; and Deena Damsky Dell, RN-BC, MSN, AOCN, LNC
Healthcare professionals as a team can be an excellent source of information and support to patients and their significant others during every phase of the breast cancer continuum of care. This two-part series provides an overview of breast cancer, starting with risk factors, diagnostic modalities and prognostic factors in Part 1.
Navigating the Breast Cancer Journey, Part 2: Treatment and Resources by Cathy Fortenbaugh, RN, MSN, AOCN; Margaret Rummel, RN, BSN, MHA, OCN, CNA; and Deena Damsky Dell, RN-BC, MSN, AOCN, LNC
Part 2 of this series outlines the treatment options, including the potential adverse effects and the healthcare professionals' informative and supportive role.
FREE Live Webinars
The Link Between Breast Cancer and Shift Work Monday, Oct. 22 by Carolyn Weaver, RN, MSN, AOCN
Is it or isn't it associated with a higher incidence of breast cancer? Is it based on how many nights worked in a week, or length of time throughout career one worked nights? This webinar will discuss this controversial issue and shed some light on what researchers know about this link today.
Preventive Mastectomies: Smart Decision or Going Too Far? Wednesday, Oct. 24 by Deena Damsky Dell, RN-BC, MSN, AOCN, LNC
A growing number of women are choosing to have "contralateral prophylactic mastectomies" based on diagnosed cancer in one breast or due to having tested positive for the breast cancer gene. This webinar will discuss this surgery, its controversy, and if it is about women taking control of their health or an unnecessary trend in healthcare.
Palliative/End of Life Care for the Breast Cancer Patient Thursday, Oct. 25 by Jennifer Alkhayat, RN, MSN, FNPC
Patients with breast cancer face many choices. So when is the right time to talk about palliative care? End of life care? How can we help these patients and families make informed decisions about their care? Learn how palliative care and end of life care may differ among patients and how you can best help.
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The Worldwide Fight Against Breast Cancer by Felicia Knaul, MA, PhD
How does income level, race, or ethnicity influence breast cancer incidence, survival and mortality? Learn about the global disparities throughout breast cancer, how access to healthcare systems changes these aspects of the battle against breast cancer, and what you can do as a clinician to help your patients.
The Success of Breast Cancer Activism: What's Next for the Pink Ribbon? by Barron Lerner, MD
Believe it or not, breast cancer is an ancient disease and was rarely discussed and even considered taboo. Since the 1990s, the support, activism, and the pink ribbon has been central to the fight against breast cancer. Learn about why the activism within breast cancer is so successful and what this movement can look forward to in the future.
Nurse Navigators as a Bridge to Breast Cancer Survival by Barbara Tofani, RN, MSN
What are nurse navigators? Why are they becoming increasingly important for healthcare and for breast cancer patients? Learn what these nurses do to help breast cancer patients balance all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately survival.
The ACA and Breast Cancer: Access, Treatment and Prevention by Terri Ameri, FNP-BC, MSN, CNE, CPN
After the passing of the ACA, many questions arose about the coverage that patients would have available. What changes would occur? How does this affect those currently seeking treatment? Preventative care? Learn about the ACA's affects on the breast cancer community.
Early Detection Plan
The best way to fight against breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. This program by the National Breast Cancer Foundation is available for iPhone users.
Beyond the Shock
Educational resource with informational videos, stories from breast cancer survivors, and a community Q&A. The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers this program for iPad and iPhone users.