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Clinical Care Options: Clinical Management of Skeletal Integrity in Cancer for the Oncology Nurse

Because nurses are on the front line of prostate cancer treatment and are an advocate for the patient, they need to be knowledgeable about both the basics of the standards of care and new data that could improve outcomes, including bone health. Following a Bone Health Think Tank focused on the needs of nurses involved in the treatment of prostate cancer, Dawn Camp-Sorrell, MSN, FNP, AOCN, explores this subject in detail. An overview of the etiology and treatment of prostate cancer is provided, followed by a discussion of issues involving assessment of bone health, prostate specific antigen screening, treatment-related bone loss, skeletal-related events, nonpharmacologic strategies, the optimal use of bone-targeted agents, and communication with patients. The bottom line is that improving... Show More
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