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November 6, 2017 | Lillie's Corner
For those navigators caring for patients with advanced cancers, you have probably witnessed what I have—the patient wanting to stop treatment and the family (young husband or adult children) wanting to do an end run to the medical oncologist and say, “We want her to continue treatment and not give up. She is a candidate for drug therapy XYZ. I will talk her into continuing treatment.” And what happens?
October 23, 2017 | Lillie's Corner
Clinical Trials
One of the best roles a nurse navigator can incorporate into her daily routine when seeing a newly diagnosed patient is to begin educating the patient about clinical trials. All too often, patients associate the phrase “clinical trials” with “experimentation,” and, of course, this is not the case.
October 2, 2017 | Lillie's Corner
Breast Cancer
It’s here! October—National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—although honestly, this type of cancer is very much in the public eye throughout the year. Breast cancer survivors, those at risk, and families who have lost a loved one to this disease have made it their charge to keep a pink theme year round.
August 17, 2017 | Lillie's Corner
When patients are newly diagnosed with cancer, their focus is on getting the cancer out of their bodies. They may not be listening as well as they might under less stressful circumstances. This can result in an inability to absorb and comprehend all the information provided to them related to side effects from various treatments.
May 17, 2017 | Lillie's Corner
In Part I, you learned about the incidence of cancer, its financial impact on employers, and that this impact will continue to grow in the coming decade(s). In Part II, you will get insights into what we have learned at Johns Hopkins, as well as in other workplace environments that is important for navigators to understand.
April 20, 2017 | Lillie's Corner
This is the first installment in a 3-part series that examines the latest statistics about the disease, as well as looking at the costs and other factors that need to be considered for employees who are battling cancer.
January 17, 2017 | Lillie's Corner
Navigators are vital in communicating realistic expectations to patients, and helping them to transition from one phase of hope to the next, especially when the treatment goes from curative to palliative.
December 21, 2016 | Lillie's Corner
Although your institution may have cut positions, services, and other programs due to not having budgetary means to fund them, that doesn’t mean that these resources aren’t needed; it means they aren’t part of someone’s annual budget.
December 12, 2016 | Lillie's Corner
Breast Cancer
Despite research being conducted and confirmed on the significance of breast density, most women don’t know that having dense breasts increases their risk for breast cancer and reduces a mammogram’s ability to detect cancer, according to a University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine study.
December 14, 2014 | Lillie's Corner
For awhile now, we’ve been hearing this phrase “multidisciplinary team approach.” It is included on documents that patients receive when they come to a cancer center for care. It is commonly heard on the radio as a marketing ploy to encourage people to come to their cancer center. But what does it really mean, and are patients benefiting from it?
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