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Best Practices in breast cancer – October 2017 Vol 8


Letters from Lillie

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Honoring Navigation’s Connection to Breast Cancer

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, As you know, navigation as a profession began in breast cancer with the work of Harold P. Freeman, MD. Dr Freeman worked to identify and remove barriers to [ Read More ]

Fertility

Addressing Fertility Concerns for Young Women with Breast Cancer

Catherine Klein, MBA, BSN, RN, CBCN, OCN, ONN-CG
Breast Center Nurse Navigator
Johns Hopkins Breast Center,
Baltimore, MD 

There are about 3.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.1 Most breast cancers are found in women aged ≥50 years, but breast cancer does affect younger women. Although [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer Management

Breast Cancer Treatment

Sharon S. Gentry, RN, MSN, AOCN, CBCN, ONN-CG
Breast Nurse Navigator
Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center,
Winston-Salem, NC 

A treatment decision-making process by the patient begins once a breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed, and Byers states a navigator requires advanced clinical skills to support patients undergoing cancer treatment.1 [ Read More ]

The Roundtable: Insights From Experts

The Many Faces of Nurse Navigators Delivering Cancer Care from Diagnosis to Treatment: Now Another Crucial Role to Play

Sharon Donovan 

Intercepting, translating, consoling, advocating, and smoothing the rocky road for breast cancer patients, nurse navigators are the linchpins for cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment. These are some of the [ Read More ]

Scalp Cooling Device

New Devices Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss

Scalp cooling devices that allow patients treated with chemotherapy to retain their hair are used more commonly in Europe than in the United States, but this may be about to [ Read More ]