Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Location:

  • Highlands, TX

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The combination drug Akynzeo (netupitant and palonosetron) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting among people undergoing chemotherapy, the agency said Friday in a news release.

    Akynzeo contains a n...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports.

    Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for abo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them had estrogen receptor-negat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. military troops deployed to sunny climates may have an increased risk of skin cancer, according to a new study.

    Many returning troops reported getting sunburned while serving abroad, researchers revealed. In some cases, military personnel d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday.

    These individuals amount to 4 percent of the population and include nearly 380,000 survi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.

    But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report.

    Based on the results of a four-country study, the researchers recomm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring early stage prostate cancer instead of treating it may not be appropriate for all patients, especially black men, a new study indicates.

    According to background information with the study, there is currently controversy among oncologist...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow.

    But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance, according to oncologi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to breast cancer risk, women's bras are off the hook, a new study says.

    To determine if concerns that have surfaced in the past over whether wearing bras might increase the chances of tumors, the researchers looked at types of bras w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Airline pilots and flight crews may face as much as twice the risk of the type of skin cancer known as melanoma compared with the general population, according to a new analysis of existing research.

    However, it's not clear whether exposure to...Full Article

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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