breast cancer

Breast cancer care gets personal

Learning objectives 1. State how breast cancer is diagnosed and evaluated. 2. Identify the implications of genetics for patients with…

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…

FDA proposes new mammography amendments

On March 27, the FDA announced proposed amendments designed to provide more information for patients, including information about breast density.…

Make your health a priority.

May 11-17 marks National Women’s Health Week. ANA supports this effort to motivate women to make their own health a priority.

My cancer journey

I’m a nurse. I’m not supposed to be a patient. I’m not supposed to get cancer. I have too much…
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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…

Take Note – June 2007

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

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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…
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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 elusive cure

Supporting breast cancer research and screening can help us get another step closer to curing this disease.

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.
 
 

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