August 2012 Vol 3, No 4
I am very excited about the agenda that is planned for you and hope that you can join me in learning more about navigation and survivorship care from experts who will share their wisdom with us!
Role of Navigation and Patient Education in the Treatment of Patients With Complex Cancers: Our Experience With Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Sabrina Mosseau, BS, RN, OCN, Anna Feldman, RN, OCN, Leslie Hurley, RN, Kelly Simpson, RN, OCN, Jacqueline MacLasco, RDCDM, Barbara R. McHale, RN, BS, OCN, CBCN, ONN-CG
At Samaritan Hospital Cancer Treatment Center, we realized that patients with a diagnosis of head and neck cancer were having trouble navigating the healthcare system prior to starting treatment.
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012.
A Team Approach to the Development of an Educational Survivorship Program Led by an Advanced Practice Nurse in a Community Cancer Center
Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN, APNC, CBPN-C, Barry S. Levinson, MD, Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE, Sonal Bahl, CBPN-C, Cheryl Wachtel, RD
According to data released by the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 11.7 million cancer survivors in the United States in 2007, and these numbers continue to grow.
Joanne Growney, RN, ANP-BC, MA, OCN, Phyllis McKiernan, RN, MSN, APN, OCN, Joan Colella, DNP, RN, APN-BC, NP-C, Claudia Douglas, RN, MA, CNN, APN-C, Annette Sinski, APN, Gina Dovi, BSN, RN, CPON, Laura Van De Putte, RN, BSN, CPON, Pamela Sutherland, MSN, APN, Joanna Ruiz, RN, BSN, Samantha DePadova, RN, BSN, Ellen Roberts, RN, BSN, OCN, Lucille B. Austria, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN
Mucositis occurs in 15% to 40% of patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer treatments.
Joyce Schaffer, MSN, RN, AOCNS, Gayle Jameson, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCN, Lisa Robbins, BSN, RN, OCN, Melanie Brewer, DNSc, RN, FNP-BC
Only 2% to 3% of adult cancer patients enroll in clinical trials (CTs).
Medical research indicates that exercise for breast cancer survivors is safe and beneficial not only during recovery but also after treatment is completed.
Recognizing the value of psychological support throughout cancer survivorship and implementing worthwhile programs to address psychosocial needs of cancer survivors are increasingly important considerations in the development of a cancer survivorship program.
The number of cancer survivors is estimated at 13.5 million, and the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) requires cancer survivorship care plans that include details regarding patients’ disease and treatments.
High-risk breast cancer clients are encouraged to have a genetic consult and possible genetic testing to help guide current treatment decisions and provide information regarding personal and familial risk of cancer recurrence.