Breast Cancer

What every nurse needs to know about breast cancer

Breast cancer strikes 1 in 8 American women. This article discusses recent diagnostic and treatment advances (including some you may not know about) that may brighten the outlook for the nearly 180,000 American women diagnosed with the disease each year.
 
 

In some situations, axillary node removal doesn’t improve breast cancer survival

A study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology June meeting found that removing additional axillary lymph nodes to look for breast cancer in women with limited disease spread in the sentinel node...

Drug approval for breast cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tykerb (lapatinib) in combination with Femara (letrozole) to treat hormone positive and HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women for whom hormonal therapy is indicated.

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Sex after breast cancer: Helping your patient cope

Sexual dysfunction plagues many breast cancer patients. Learn why this happens and how to intervene appropriately.
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Take Note – September 2008

Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future     In 2002, Johnson & Johnson launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future to enhance the image of nursing, help recruit new nurses and nurse faculty, and help retain nurses...

Take Note – June 2007

A monthly round up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.

Take Note – April 2007

A monthly round-up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.
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Take Note – February 2007

Low-carb diets don’t affect cardiac risk Although diets low in carbohydrates and high in fats and proteins have been popular for the last few years, some experts have warned they might increase the risk of...
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Take Note – October 2006

CDC recommends annual flu shots for children ages 2 to 4 For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing yearly flu shots for healthy children ages 2 to 4,...