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Posts tagged with “cancer”

Oncology Pharmacists: Valuable Patient Resource

Posted on June 27, 2022 in Blog

This blog was written using content provided by Kasey Smith, Pharm D, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Patients can easily become overwhelmed as they try to make sense of a cancer diagnosis. The feeling of being overwhelmed can intensify as they try to understand the necessary lab tests, imaging scans, and biopsies they may need, on top […]


Oral Chemotherapy: Benefits and Costs

Posted on May 25, 2022 in Blog

Did you know some patients with cancer can receive their chemotherapy in the form of pills taken at home? It’s true! Oral chemotherapy is prescribed in many cases and it has some advantages over traditionally administered chemo, but it can also have barriers and challenges. In the paragraphs below, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Melisa Williams, RN, […]


Establishing Universal Dose Guidelines in Radiation Oncology

Posted on April 12, 2022 in Blog

A member of the Covenant Health cancer care team co-authored a study recently published in JACMP (Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics). Senior Medical Physicist at Cumberland Medical Center – Cancer Center, Ivan L. Cordrey, Ph.D., DABR, shares joint first authorship credit for the study: A measure of SRS/SRT plan quality: Quantitative limits for intermediate […]


Evaluating the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Posted on April 7, 2022 in Blog

Content created based on a presentation by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD “A growing body of research suggests that inflammation increases the risk of many chronic diseases, including some types of cancer. Learn the foods that may contribute to or help relieve inflammation.” Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, gave this presentation to […]


Clinical Trials – Understanding the Process

Posted on April 5, 2022 in Blog

Created with content provided by Jessica Severt, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at Thompson Cancer Survival Center   Have you ever wondered how patients are selected to participate in a clinical trial or how they know where to start? Maybe your doctor has mentioned the possibility of you or a loved one being in […]


Colorectal Cancer: Risks and Awareness

Posted on March 14, 2022 in Blog

Content provided by Alora Terry, MS, CGC, at TCSC March is colorectal cancer awareness month. With 1 in 23 to 25 Americans (approximately 4%) developing colorectal cancer at some point in their life, an understanding of prevention and detection can be life-saving information. Cancer Screenings Colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention and detection often take the form […]


Cancer and Weight Management

Posted on March 7, 2022 in Blog

Content authored by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, at TCSC Weight is an important metric that can be indicative of our overall health. Losing weight is typical for cancer patients due to side effects associated with both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, you may not know, that during active treatment, it is very common for doctors […]


Thompson’s Experts: Mentoring the Future of Cancer Care

Posted on February 21, 2022 in Blog

The Thompson Cancer Survival Center team’s mission to put patients first and strive to consistently achieve excellence can be witnessed daily in the teams’ interactions caring for patients. Thompson also demonstrates this mission in ways that may not be as obvious, such as supporting and investing in a robust Clinical Research program, acquiring and maintaining […]