Cancer Journal of Nursing

Disease Preveniton and Health Promotion Screening: Breast Cancer

Disease Preveniton and Health Promotion Screening: Breast Cancer

Tags: breast cancer cancer diagnostic assessments risk factors screening

Current risk factors for breast cancer, screening recommendations, and latest diagnostic assessments.

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I Wonder If?

I Wonder If?

Tags: cancer chemotherapy reflection

A vignette reflecting the effect of the registered nurses effect on a chemotherapy patient.

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The Other Side of Healing

The Other Side of Healing

Tags: cancer death end of life family oncology patient experience

A glance back at how I came to appreciate the special role a nurse plays in helping patients experience a peaceful death and assisting family members through the experience.

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A Purpose

A Purpose

Tags: cancer cancer patients oncology patients pediatrics purpose

In 1st grade I lost my best friend to Leukemia, which made me realize I wanted to be a nurse. I want to specialize in pediatric oncology because my cousin touched my life even at a young age.

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Self Examination of Body: An Effective Measure for Early Detection and Treatment Properly of Cancers among Girls/Women in Rural Area and Slum Area of India

Self Examination of Body: An Effective Measure for Early Detection and Treatment Properly of Cancers among Girls/Women in Rural Area and Slum Area of India

Tags: cancer detection early treatment girls india prevention self-examination women

Cancer is the one of the scariest and second largest non-communicable disease. It contributes a sizable in the total numbers of deaths. The World cancer Report, 2003 indicates that cancer rates are set to increase at an alarming rate globally and it would be increased by 50% new cases for the year 2020. In case of India the number is expected to rise seven million by 2015. Ignorance among the public, delayed diagnosis and lack of adequate medical facilities has given it the dubious distribution of being a ‘killer disease’. Only early diagnosis and properly treatment strategies can be prevented the one third of common cancers. It is the prime matter of concern that the female population at their reproductive age and beyond is badly infected by the disease. The incidence of breast cancer, cervix and ovarian cancer are raising steadily. There are several factors like life style and diets specially among urban women associated with this increasing rate of victimization. But among females of rural and urban slums it speaks another scenario because these female populations has a little scope of self examination of their body which is an effective strategy rather than education, awareness and screening test.

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Going Against the Norm: Treating Cancer as a Metabolic Disease

Going Against the Norm: Treating Cancer as a Metabolic Disease

Tags: aging cancer cancer patients cancer risk metabolic metabolic disease oncology preventing cancer therapy treatment treatment options

The current treatment for someone diagnosed with cancer is no longer acceptable. The focus needs to shift away from our standard treatments which so often causes pain as well as physical and emotional suffering. Emerging research about the body’s cellular metabolism provides new hope for cancer prevention and treatment. A number of mechanisms present in the human body are known to inhibit cancer cell growth by providing the body with an alternative fuel source, one that cancer cells cannot metabolize. For instance, induced ketosis offers a physiological means of regulating glucose metabolism in cancer patients while suppressing tumor metabolism and progression while ketone production significantly produces anti-cancer effects by shifting the body’s fuel source from a glucose dependency to one that is ketone based. Even while there remains controversy over the occurrence of many types of cancer, recent research has unveiled promising results towards cancer prevention and treatment. Emerging evidence indicates cancer is primarily a metabolic disease. According to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2014) research is being done to look at the connection between body weight, sugar intake, insulin levels and their correlation to cancer. Understanding the cellular metabolism of cancer is necessary in order to find preventative and holistic treatment modalities and for this to occur, a paradoxical shift in our current perception of cancer treatment is necessary.

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RN oncology

RN oncology

Tags: cancer oncology

Oncology is not just a specialty but a privilege to be a part of.

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Predicting exercise adherence in cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of motivational and behavioural factors

Predicting exercise adherence in cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of motivational and behavioural factors

Tags: adherence behavior cancer cancer patients exercise meta-analysis physical activity recruiting review treatment

Cancer patients are advised to participate in daily exercise. Whether they comply with the recommendations for physical activity or not remains unclear. The review identified that both the TPB and the TTM frameworks include aspects that predicts exercise adherence in cancer patients, and thus contributes to the understanding of motivational factors of change in exercise behaviour in cancer populations. However, the strengths of predictions were relatively weak. More research is needed to identify predictors of greater importance.

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Lung Cancer: A Case Study 

Lung Cancer: A Case Study 

Tags: cancer death end of life therapy treatment

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related death in men and the second most common in women. Lung cancer is responsible for 1.3 million deaths worldwide annually.

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