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Technology in Oncology Nursing Information technology has become an essential component in the nursing profession, including oncology nursing.  It is seen in the healthcare setting for educational purposes, electronic health records, charting, and more (Fetter, 2009).  Information technology can be used to promote patient safety, to improve efficiency, and to create a patient-centered plan of care (Bakken, Cimino, & Hripcsak, 2004). Also, information technology has affected the bioethical principles...

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Oncology QSEN Case Study

involving her family in her plan of care or not involving them if that is her wise. I would begin by making sure I obtained a thorough history and examination. I would focus on areas that will be specific to providing this type of patient care (oncology and chemotherapy). - Assess the clients physical symptoms, psychological well being, and their goals and priorities. -Assess the patient and family for verbal and nonverbal behaviors. Look for indications regarding anxiety, fear, grieving...

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Oncology Notes

ONCOLOGIC NURSING CANCER A group of heterogeneous diseases that share common biologic properties. All cancers are genetic and share common molecular pathogenesis and are a result of mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Abnormal cell differentiation and growth results in an abnormal mass of tissue, called a neoplasm. Benign Growth Patterns Hypertrophy – increase in cell size Hyperplasia – increase in cell number Metaplasia – conversion of one cell type to another Dysplasia...

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Oncology and Good Health

Cancer Patients – Blindsided It is typical for cancer patients to respond with shock and disbelief when first diagnosed. Suddenly there’s an urgency to distance ourselves far away from the unimaginable. . .we were personally attacked without warning! We long for fairness so we cry, “Foul! Cancer hit me when I wasn’t looking. Life’s unfair!” We’re too young, we’re rarely sick, or we’ve already lost a dear friend or family member to this disease. We react as if blindsided and become confused. Life’s...

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Oncology and Breast Foundation

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there a number of risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include+++++++etc. Other risks, which you can change, include being overweight, using hormone replacement therapy, taking birth control pills, drinking alcohol, not having children or having your first child after age 35 or having dense...

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Cancer: Oncology and Accurate Cause

Cancer Cancer is one of the top causes of death in the world today. Studies show that one in three people will go through some form of cancer in their lifetime. There are various different kinds of cancer that effect different parts of the body. Cancer is treated in many different ways. Some forms of cancer are treatable, and some are not. Cancer usually comes from the development of a tumor. Tumors form in the body when cells are produced without cause. New cells are formed when they are not needed...

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Oncology and Social Media

LIVESTRONG, an organization created by one of the worlds best cyclists, Lance Armstrong, and cancer survivor, Doug Ulman, has been highly successful in raising awareness and helping the cause against cancer over the past years. Not only has the organization touched the lives of millions of people, but it also has raised millions of dollars to fund the fight against this worldwide disease. The foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and works in two areas: One by directly...

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Cancer: Oncology and Nearby Healthy Cells

The Silent Killer Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It is truly the silent killer. If you don’t find it in time, the doctors won’t be able to stop it, and you will probably die. Cancer is a wide range of diseases that develop when the DNA of a cell become’s damaged or changed, producing mutations that warp normal cell growth and division. Cancer cells do not die when regular cells would and new cells continue form. The extra cells may form tumours. Benign tumours that aren't...

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Pediatric Oncologist

such as cancer of the blood or leukemia. Pediatric oncologists are well-trained in various oncology procedures such as biopsies, surgeries and tumor or cysts removal. It may also involve relieving adverse effects of different cancer treatment and treating signs and symptoms of cancer that is experienced by the patient (Pediatric Oncologist Job Description). Despite the hard work, most pediatric hematology-oncology specialists are able to design their career so that their professional life is well balanced...

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Patient Navigator

programs and services available through Vantage Oncology and the American Cancer Society (ACS), and assist in meeting other cancer-related needs articulated by the patients and their families. Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or health-related field with three or more years of experience (preferably with Oncology patients) is required. However, a Master’s Degree in nursing or health-related field, an Oncology Nursing Society certificate (OCN) and Oncology-related experience is preferred. Demonstrates...

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