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TON - November 2016, Vol 9, No 6

Here's what you can expect to see in this month's issue of The Oncology Nurse APN/PA.
The Greenville Health System (GHS) Cancer Institute in South Carolina offers the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship (CIOS) for patients who are cancer survivors.
A recent survey of oncology nurses revealed inconsistencies in practice patterns and adherence to antiemetic guidelines for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
Patients with head and neck cancer are at a high risk for malnutrition, but use of a best practice model for nutritional support can improve outcomes and address unmet needs.
Speakers from the Oncology Nursing Society’s Special Interest Group on Neutropenia reinforced infection prevention at a session during the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.
Collaborative oncology care, which involves incorporating an advanced practitioner (AP) into an oncology practice, will help meet the growing burden of complex care and improve patient satisfaction.
Advances in technology and decreased testing costs have led to a rise in the number of genes associated with inherited cancer risk for which testing is clinically available.
The prevalence of malnutrition in patients with lung cancer is particularly high, but early and intensive individualized dietary counseling can improve quality of life for these patients and decrease their chances of experiencing significant weight loss.
Sexual dysfunction is a common problem for cancer survivors, and nurses can be a part of the solution by addressing this issue, educating themselves, and joining with other health professionals who care about patients’ sexual health.
Oncology nurses may believe that personal exposure to hazardous drugs is a thing of the past, but they would be wrong.
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