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Washington Hospital Center

June 23, 2015 Category :Hospitals 0

Washington Hospital Center is the largest private hospital in the nation’s capital. A member of MedStar Health, the not-for-profit Hospital Center is licensed for 907 beds and, on average, operates at near capacity. Health services in primary, secondary and tertiary care are offered to adult and neonatal patients. Founded in March 1958 when three specialty […]

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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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New Combined-Tool Imaging May Spot Hard To Detect Ovarian Cancer

November 17, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

Using only minimally invasive surgery, a device that combines three previously unrelated imaging tools may help diagnose hard to detect early-stage ovarian cancer in high-risk women, thanks to the efforts of researchers from the University of Connecticut and the University of Southern California in the US. The researchers, who propose the new approach may be […]

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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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WOMEN’S GROUPS JOINED THE WAR AGAINST TOBACCO INDUSTRY

October 2, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

Women’s groups belonging to WomanHealth Philippines joined the other civil society groups criticizing the tobacco industry for proliferating deceptive marketing gimmicks to lure more women into smoking and for putting the lives of Filipino women most especially the young, in danger. The groups coming from the urban poor and farmer sectors raised the alarm of […]

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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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Care of Clients with Alterations in Coordination

September 20, 2014 Category :Nursing Reviewer 0

Radiological Studies Roentgenogram (x-ray film) -It is used to determine injury to or tumor of the bones and soft tissues Bone Scan – A radionuclide such as 99Tc – disphosphonate is administered IV, and scan is done several hours later. This 99Tc disphosphonate is favored bacause scanning can tabke place within 1 to 3 hours […]

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Many Filipinos Exposed To Second-Hand Smoke According to GATS

September 16, 2014 Category :Nursing News 0

The Department of Health (DOH) today said that almost half of the Filipinos surveyed in the first Philippine Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) revealed that they live in homes where smoking is allowed. Accordint to GATS data, almost half (48.8% or 29.8 million) of Filipinos are exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes and 54% […]

Breast Overtakes Lung As No.1 Cancer Site in Metro Manila

August 29, 2014 Category :Nursing News 1

In a joint announcement by Department of Health (DOH) secretary Esperanza I. Cabral and Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. (PCSI) chairman Dr. Roberto M. Paterno, breast cancer is now the most common cancer site in terms of incidence in Metro Manila and Rizal and has surpassed lung cancer as the most prevalent cancer. According to Sec […]

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World Cancer Day 2010 Campaign: “Cancer can be prevented too”

August 17, 2014 Category :Announcements 0

World Cancer Day is marked on February 04, 2o1o to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its preventioh, detection and treatment.  The observance is led by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), a global consortium of more than 280 cancer-fighting organizations in over 90 countries. The UICC organizes the World Cancer Campaign and the […]

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Parkway Cancer Center

August 12, 2014 Category :HealthCare Companies 1

Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases worldwide. The top five most common types are lung, breast, colorectal, stomach and liver. Around the world, more than 10 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year (World Health Organisation World Cancer Report 2003, International Agency for Research on Cancer). However, with advancements in cancer treatments, […]

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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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Care of Clients with Cellular Aberrations: Evolution of Cancer Cells

October 20, 2009 Category :Nursing Reviewer 1

Cancer refers to a disease whereby cells mutate into abnormal cells that proliferate abnormally.  Neoplasia refers to an abnormal cell growth or tumor.  A tumor is a mass of new tissue functioning independently and serving no useful purpose Benign neoplasms are slow-growing, localized, and encapsulated non-malignant growths with well-defined borders. Malignant neoplasms are aggressive growths […]

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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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