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:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics, according to a new study.

    The lack of knowledge was even more pronounced among minority women, the study authors found.<...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that e-cigarettes operated at high voltages produce vapor with large amounts of formaldehyde...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans should test their homes for a naturally occurring radioactive gas called radon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.

    "Many people don't realize that radon is the second cause of lung cancer after smoking," EPA Administrator Gi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates.

    "It had been assumed lately that we could explain the differences in outcome by access t...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake, researchers speculate.

    Their study of counties across the Western United States found ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncologic Surgery:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many rectal cancer patients, the prospect of surgery is a worrisome reality, given that the operation can significantly impair both bowel and sexual function.

    However, a new study reveals that some cancer patients may fare just as well by forg...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer biopsies do not cause the disease to spread, says a new study that dispels a common myth.

    "This study shows that physicians and patients should feel reassured that a biopsy is very safe," said study senior investigator Dr. Michael Wallace, a...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom has it that high levels of testosterone help prostate cancers grow.

    However, a new, small study suggests that a treatment strategy called bipolar androgen therapy -- where patients alternate between low and high levels of tes...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although about one-third of cancers can be linked to environmental factors or inherited genes, new research suggests the remaining two-thirds may be caused by random mutations.

    These mutations take place when stem cell...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a pre-cancerous condition known as atypical hyperplasia of the breast are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than experts had believed, a new study finds.

    Hyperplasia is an overgrowth of cells. When it occurs in a distort...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow, researchers have repaired a fistula -- a potentially fatal tissue abnormality -- in the man's lower airway.

    "This is another interesting new therapeutic approach for stem cells," said l...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests.

    The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to women who don't take th...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, the agency said Friday in a news release.

    Nearly 22,000 women in the United States are projected ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say.

    Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous cell skin cancer by 15 per...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Airline pilots get as much exposure to cancer-causing UV rays in an hourlong flight as they would during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, new research finds.

    The study, led by Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo, from the University of California, San Francisco...Full Article