Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.

    Many of these patients have no greater risk of dying from colon ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pet dogs have helped researchers show that a special bacteria can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumors to shrink.

    A modified version of Clostridium novyi bacteria, when injected into solid soft tissue tumors, will eat away at the cance...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors.

    The research comes with caveats. It l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tool to assess "financial toxicity" for cancer patients -- namely, the expense, anxiety and stress of illness-related costs -- has been developed by University of Chicago Medical Center cancer specialists.

    Many cancer patients face exorbitant a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may want to stand up to read this.

    A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting -- whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer -- appear to have an increased risk for certain kinds of cance...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the Lymphoseek imaging agent (technetium 99m tilmanocept) has been expanded to include helping doctors determine if a type of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma has spread to the head and neck, and to wha

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who survive cancer are likely to face a lifelong drain on their finances as they pay for mounting medical expenses year after year, a new government report finds.

    According to the researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of death, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that cholesterol testing may help guide treatment for kidney cancer patients, the study authors said.

    They analyzed ch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of tumor-targeting agent may help detect and treat a wide variety of cancers, according to a new study.

    This new agent -- dubbed the tumor-targeting alkylphosphocholine (APC) molecule -- can travel throughout the body, even crossing ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid patients appear to receive worse cancer care than people who can afford private insurance, a trio of new studies says.

    Those covered by Medicaid, the federal health plan for low-income people, are less likely to have their cancer caught...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively new drug appears effective in boosting survival for patients battling advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a pair of preliminary studies.

    The drug Yervoy (ipilimumab) "takes the brakes off the immune syste...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People may soon be able to learn whether or not they have lung cancer -- and how bad their cancer is -- by breathing into a tube.

    Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it is early or advanced, acco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that blocks male hormone activity can improve survival and delay the need for chemotherapy in men with advanced prostate cancer, a new clinical trial has found.

    Men who took a daily dose of the drug enzalutamide started chemotherapy nearly a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cancer survivors in the United States will rise from the current 14.5 million to nearly 19 million by 2024, a new report predicts.

    Cancer rates have been falling for 10 years, but the number of cancer survivors is rising due to factor...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancers in the United States are tied to poverty, while others are more common among the wealthy, researchers report.

    In the poorest areas of the country, the incidence of cancer is generally lower than in richer regions, but deaths from canc...Full Article