Cheryl Taylor

Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Location:

  • Highlands, TX

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

    People usually are screened for lung cancer based on how much they smoke and their age, the researchers said. But this ne...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.

    The finding didn't come as a surprise to one expert.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pathology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If genetic tests are only done on cancer tissue, as many as half of patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer, a new study reports.

    Cancer doctors increasingly rely on genetic testing to look for opportunities t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The "healthy glow" associated with a tan is actually a sign of danger, a dermatologist says.

    "The sad news is that unfortunately, no, there is no way to safely tan. The research is clear that there are not any cutoffs for how much sun is safe," ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most pancreatic cancers have gene mutations that could be targeted by existing drugs, a new study suggests.

    The researchers say the findings could lead to improved treatment for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of Medicare patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, face delays in getting surgical treatment, a new study reveals.

    Researchers evaluated more than 32,000 melanoma patients covered by Medicare, the public...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may charge uninsured patients anywhere from two to 43 times what private insurance plans or Medicare pay for chemotherapy drugs, a new study estimates.

    Researchers said the findings, reported in the April issue of Health Affairs, h...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds.

    Film star Angelina Jolie, who carries a BRCA1 mutation...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although many women with breast cancer are concerned about their genetic risk for other cancers -- as well as their relatives' risk for breast cancer -- almost half of these patients don't get information about genetic testing, a new study finds.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests.

    "Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved outcomes in breast cancer patients,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports.

    The results of the analysis of data from 2.7 million breast cancer patients h...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

    Dutch researchers found herring, mackerel and three other fish oils increased blood levels of the fatty acid called ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.

    About 70 percent of adults who survived cancer in childhood have a mild or moderate chronic condition. And...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.

    But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Cancer Research Fund Inter...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.

    "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead rese...Full Article