Oncology

This month is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is an interesting time for me. Up until only a few months ago, I was working in a healthcare market...

NP with breast cancer: “Listen to your patients”

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today In 2015, Bridgett Spillers, FNP-C, was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer. Bridgett recently shared a bit of...

Hyperbaric oxygen may relieve radiation cystitis symptoms

A recent study published in The Lancet Oncology may reveal a new way to treat patients with radiation cystitis symptoms. The researchers explored the use...

Male breast cancer: Putting a spotlight on a rare condition

Efforts to fight breast cancer have been ongoing for years, and for good reason: It’s the leading second cause of cancer death in women....

Supporting patients with end-of-life conversations

To: Ethics inbox From: Widowed nurse Subject: Medical aid in dying I’m an operating room RN who has worked in a hospital environment for over 25...

Academy designates five nurse leaders as Living Legends

The American Academy of Nursing will officially designate five exceptional leaders as Living Legends at the Academy’s Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference in Washington,...

Creating the future through bold decision-making

ONS leaders employ an innovative approach to strategic planning. DEVELOPING and articulating a clear vision that drives action for an organization are key leadership competencies...

Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. SPENDING TIME around positive nurses is contagious and heartwarming. The more...

FDA announces Project Orbis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced Project Orbis, a new initiative from the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE), which will...

An innovative care approach to full code hospice patients

What may seem like a contradiction to you may be a comfort to patients. Takeaways: Hospice is not synonymous with “do not resuscitate.” Despite potential...