Tag: Cancer

Eden Stotsky Nurse with Cancer

How Cancer Inspired This Woman To Become A Nurse

Chamberlain College of Nursing recently asked its Facebook fans why they chose to become a nurse. “Helping others” was a big reason; “Making the world a better place” was another top response. We were amazed, however, at how many nurses heard the calling after…

Anna-Valdez-Nurse

When a Nurse Becomes a Patient

When your career is healing others, your world turns upside down when you’re the one who must be healed. “Some say nurses are the worst patients,” says Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb, a workplace oncology nurse navigator for the Johns Hopkins Work Stride Managing Cancer at Work…

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

The aim of precision medicine, also known as precision health, is to discover the right treatment for the right patient at the right time, and to determine factors contributing to or protecting from common and complex diseases.1 Breast cancer-related lymphedema (hereafter, lymphedema) is a progressive,…

Cancer Diagnosis in a Drop of Blood

A new technique could allow clinical laboratories to detect cancer from even the smallest of samples Cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide, due, in large part, to our inability to detect cancer at an early stage of the disease when treatment by…

Obesity and Cancer

A projection of the future health and economic burden of obesity in 2030 estimated that continuation of existing trends in obesity will lead to about 500,000 additional cases (nearly a 15-fold increase) of cancer in the U.S. by 2030.1 For example, one study that used NCI…

Supporting Cancer Patients

Last month, the Southeast Georgia Health System (SGHS) in Brunswick, Ga., launched Hope and Healing (H&H), a bi-weekly cancer support group for current patients, caregivers, and survivors. The group is led by Karen Crosby, BSN, RN, nurse navigator, Breast Care Center, and Heather Lambert,…

Screening for Lung Cancer

“He wouldn’t have lung cancer if he hadn’t smoked .” Well, not necessarily. This most voracious and lethal cancer has been unfairly stigmatized as a cancer people inflict on themselves via poor habits. “We are now seeing about 18% of lung cancer occurring in…

Prostate Disorders

The prostate is a glandular organ in men that secretes between 0.5 mL and 2 mL of fluid per day. This fluid consists of citric acid, prostaglandins and fibrinogen. Prostatic epithelial cells secrete a glycoprotein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). The prostate lies at the…

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