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New Type Of Hormone Therapy Extends Prostate Cancer Patients’ Lives, Study Finds

March 2, 2015 Category :Nursing Articles 0

The drug abiraterone acetate gave men with advanced prostate cancer an average of four months of extra life, according to Phase III trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. Abiraterone acetate, trade name Zytiga™, was discovered at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in what is now the Cancer Research UK […]

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17% Of Cancer Nurses Unintentionally Exposed To Chemotherapy

November 22, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

Nearly 17 percent of nurses who work in outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers reported being exposed on their skin or eyes to the toxic drugs they deliver, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study surveyed 1,339 oncology nurses from one state who did not work in inpatient hospital […]

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Majority Of Nurses Uncomfortable Talking About Sexuality With Cancer Patients

November 9, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Nurses and other health care providers are unprepared and uncomfortable when initiating discussions about sexuality with their patients, according to an abstract presented at the 36th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society by nurses from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Sexual problems often result from the physical and psychological side effects […]

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Giving Up Smoking Not That Hard, Phillip Morris Boss Tells Cancer Nurse

November 8, 2014 Category :Nursing Articles 0

The head of Phillip Morris International, Louis Camilleri, a long-time smoker, told a cancer nurse that smoking “is not that hard to quit”, during an annual shareholder meeting in New York. He said there are more previous smokers than current smokers in America today. Cancer nurse, Elisabeth Gunersen, from San Francisco was explaining the cost […]

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Calls To Ban Menthol Cigarettes, US

November 6, 2014 Category :Nursing Schools 0

Leading public health experts and campaigners are urging the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban menthol cigarettes from sale in the United States, and say a clutch of papers published in the American Journal of Public Health this week provide a strong case for doing so. One paper describes a study that ran […]

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What is Colorectal Cancer?

November 4, 2014 Category :Nursing Schools 0

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include age 50 or older, history of polyps, family history of polyp and/or colorectal  cancer, a history of ulcerative colitis, and diet high in fat and low in fiber. Recommended routine screening for early detection include fecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy depending on personal and family history. CBC may […]

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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FREE MEDICINES TO BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

October 26, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

The Department of Health, represented by Health Assistant Secretary Elmer Punzalan, and the Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. (PCSI) forged a Memorandum of Agreement to provide free medicines to breast cancer patients to be pilot initially in four hospitals, namely Philippine General Hospital (PGH), East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), Rizal Medical Center (RMC) and the Jose […]

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DOH ISSUES ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER REQUIRING GRAPHIC HEALTH INFORMATION ON TOBACCO PACKAGING

October 4, 2014 Category :Nursing Schools 0

The Department of Health (DOH) today reaffirmed its commitment to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and issued Administrative Order No. 2010-0013 requiring graphic health information on all tobacco packages and to adopt measures to ensure that tobacco product packaging and labeling do not promote tobacco use by any means that are false, misleading, […]

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Researchers Study Diabetes-Cancer Link

October 2, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

Diabetics, be wary of the “Big C”. A recent study in Japan, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that the growth of cancer cells in liver or pancreas may be triggered by the excess insulin of patients with adult-onset diabetes. The study performed by Tokyo-based National Cancer Center revealed that grown-up diabetic men have […]

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International Nurse Day

September 30, 2014 Category :Announcements 0

To pay tribute to thousands of nurses worldwide for their selfless dedication and commitment to their profession, International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated annually on May 12 by the International Council of Nursing (ICN). The Nurses Week runs from May 9 to 15 this year. It is also a day for nurses worldwide to celebrate […]

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Cellular Aberrations

November 22, 2011 Category :Nursing Articles| Nursing Reviewer 0

The scientific term Cellular aberratioans is a result on a cell negatively, can be multi nuclearity, membrane bleeding, vocalization, gigantism and cellular deformation.  The cell cycle is separated up into split phases (S, G0.G1, and M) each point of modification from one stage to another is governed by various proteins which serve as either the […]

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Nursing Management of the Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy

March 8, 2010 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

A. Bone marrow suppression leads to: 1. Decreased WBC count (immunosuppression). Avoid crowds; people with infections and small children when WBC count is low Consume a low-bacteria diet. Avoid overcooked meat and raw fruits and vegetables 2. Decreased platelet count (thrombocytopenia) When shaving use ellectirc razon only Avoid contact sports and other activities that may […]

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Recommendations of the American Cancer Society for Early Cancer Detection

October 15, 2009 Category :Nursing Reviewer 3

1. For detection of breat cancer – Beginning at age 30, routinely perform monthly breast self-examination (BSEs) – Women aged 40 and older should have a yearly mammogram and breast examination by a healthcare provider 2. For detection of colon and rectal cancer – All persons aged 50 and older should have a yearly fecal […]

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American Cancer Society’s Seven Warning Signs of Cancer

October 13, 2009 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

(Uses the Acronym CAUTION) Change in bowel or bladder habits A sore that does not heal Unusual bleeding or discharge Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing Obvious change in wart or mole Nagging cough or hoarseness

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