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  1. Breast cancer and cervical cancer screening tests in the United States dropped significantly when COVID-19 cases spiked, according to CDC health scientists. Introduction In the United States, over the past years, the incidence of breast canc...
  2. What is Artificial Intelligence? We all know the concept of Artificial Intelligence, and understand the use it has in our lives. Whether you appreciate it or not, it is here to stay and will only continue to weave it’s way into human life. There ...
  3. Serenity Mirabito MSN RN OCN

    The Life of an Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse

    Have you ever seen chemotherapy or biotherapy administered by a nurse and marveled at how it prevents, reduces, or even cures cancer? Welcome to the outcome of oncology clinical trials! Recognized as its own nursing subspecialty, the oncology clini...
  4. Projectile Vomiting just prior to death

    I've had two cases within the last few months, pt. w/projectile vomiting just prior to death, both cancer patients. I've explained this to the families as the body's method of expelling the buildup of toxins from the cancer. In both cases, the episod...
  5. The scholarship is established in memory of Anne M. Wolf. It is available to all graduate or current graduating seniors of Wayne County, Ohio high school who have battled or had an immediate family member who battled breast cancer (or another form of...
  6. NutmeggeRN

    Choosing the 4th Option

    As a school nurse for 20 years, I have had more than my fair share of kids who have been diagnosed with cancer. I have had kids win the battle and lose the battle. Some had intensive therapy regimes, with every side affect possible and some blew thro...
  7. SoldierNurse22

    Little Brother

    It was a story I'd seen before: 19-year-old airman, T-cell lymphoma, air evac'd from overseas after a plethora of symptoms led to the discovery of his cancer .I headed boldly into the room, my orientee close behind me. A young black male, no older th...
  8. Witness to Goodbye

    Over a few months, we had a rash of cancer patients on our ward. The time period was somewhere in the early 1990s. We had many end-stage patients, most were elderly. But there was one young woman I will never forget. She was in her early 30's. She wa...
  9. My Father, His Final Lesson

    I remember the day we went to the oncologist with my father. The doctor came in said hello, and before he finished sitting down, he had delivered the bombshell, "you have less than 6 months to live." I remember being so angry at him, and me the meek ...
  10. Lather, Rinse, Repeat

    So my usual morning routine goes like this: print my report sheet, and start putting in my little boxes for med times, assessments, etc (yes, I'm the OCD nurse), while I wait for the night nurses to be ready for report. Get a face-to-face report from...
  11. Reflecting on the Above and Beyond

    The very first time I ever stepped foot into an oncology office was the day my Dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma. The only thing I could think as I sat there was, "Why does anyone decide they want to become an oncologist or even work in a plac...
  12. jeastridge

    Breast Cancer Simplified

    My phone lit up with a message from a friend in a nearby town. “Let’s get together for lunch this week.” I responded with, “Sure, what’s up?” Her answer made me sit down. “Breast cancer.” Breast Cancer StatisticsThe “C” word is met with foreboding by...
  13. madwife2002

    "The Big C"

    When I was growing up, my parents referred to cancer as 'The Big C" I hadn't a clue what they were referring to, all I knew it was a horrible disease that people had and it was whispered about not discussed in the open. What on earth was 'The Big C' ...
  14. A Goodnight Kiss and A Bedtime Story

    I thought I would share this touching story with you. I work on a Palliative/Oncology/General Medicine floor and work mostly nights. We mainly have geriatric patients, but we do have some younger children that are on our floor as well. There is this ...
  15. SoldierNurse22

    No More May Die

    The oncology fellow--a tall, wiry Navy doctor--was speaking to my patient's sons. Dr. Clark was strangely aloof, his eyes meeting everything but the eyes of the men before him, his gaze shifting constantly to avoid the uncomfortable topic that their ...
  16. CalNevaMimi

    Dad's Final Gift

    It was not a difficult decision to pursue a career in nursing when my first career came to an abrupt halt. I had been an elementary school teacher for six years, enduring two layoffs and finally a school closure. None of the schools had any sort of m...
  17. connielgl

    Nursing School Gave Me Cancer

    Right after the bottom fell out in the booming housing business in 2008 I found myself single, middle-aged, and looking for another job, after working in a building materials center for 15 years. They began laying off left and right as the sales plun...
  18. Ethics in End-Stage Cancer

    The advancements in the treatment of cancer have greatly increased the odds of survival; even for the worst types of cancer. Miraculous and inspirational recoveries, such as those by chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who was recently hospitalized w...
  19. SoldierNurse22

    Down to Sleep

    I remember one day when you were receiving blood. I went into the room with your primary nurse to double-verify. You were sitting on the couch, that same smile greeting us as we entered. "Let's get the good stuff running, sir." I said. "Is it good st...
  20. On June 9th, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updates to its diet and activity guideline for cancer prevention. Since 1991, the ACS has published nutritional and physical activity guidelines to inform the public, policy makers and health p...
  21. SoldierNurse22

    Deep In The Dark

    "Mrs. R? Which room?" I asked in return. "Room four." Ms. O, a plump, pleasant woman of African origins, replied. Her thick accent and tendency to say things with a smile seemed to smooth a much-needed salve over my less-than-lovely evening. The onco...
  22. Indelible Love

    Mr. P, 80 years of age, a war veteran man was admitted with a chief complain of abdominal pain and loss of appetite. Looking at Mr. P for the first time gave me an impression that he was a good looking, gentleman back in his younger days. His looks w...
  23. My First Day With A Wonderful Lady

    March finally arrived and I was on my way to my first med-surg clinical. The instructor came to each of us assigning a patient, giving us a report on their diagnosis and sent us on our way. I was so nervous looking through a"real" chart to learn more...
  24. VivaLasViejas

    The Patients Who Break Your Heart

    OK, so I'm a little jaded after having been a med/surg nurse for awhile and seen a lot of noncompliant medical patients, addicts and alcoholics returning for their umpteenth detox, and the usual assortment of frail, sickly, demented elderly patients ...
  25. January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month and a chance to raise awareness about cervical cancer prevention. This cancer is slow-growing, and you may not have any symptoms, making it “the silent killer”. About 13,000 new cases of cervical ...