Breast Cancer

Navigating Oral Therapy in Breast Cancer: Practice Strategies to Promote Medication Adherence

Robert J. Ferguson, PhD,Madelaine C. Kuiper, NP,Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and Eli Lilly and Company Medical Affairs are pleased to present a live webinar designed to facilitate conversations with patients regarding adherence to breast cancer treatments. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A following the presentation.

Breast Cancer Patients’ Perception of Their Body Image

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
For patients with breast cancer who need surgery, we should encourage them to think this way—“when you look down, don’t see that your breast is gone; see instead that the cancer is gone.”

Social Determinants of Breast Cancer for Young Survivors

Mu Lin
Adolescent and young adult survivors of breast cancer may face many of the same challenges as other cancer survivors, but some concerns, such as childcare and infertility, are especially salient for them.

Cerianna PET-CT: Identifying Patients Who May Benefit

Gary Ulaner, MD, PhD, FACNM
A recent AONN+ annual conference session discussed an FDA-approved PET imaging agent, which is used as an adjunct to biopsy for the detection of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive lesions to help inform treatment selection for patients with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Risks for Those Taking Female Hormones

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Female hormones serve as fuel for more than 70% of breast cancers. This is important to consider when meeting patients who may be taking female hormones.

Mastectomy Surgery for Treatment of Breast Cancer—We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Breast cancer treatment has come a long way, offering more options to ensure the patient isn’t forfeiting anything to their cancer.

Collaborative Oncology Navigation Key to Tackling Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

Mu Lin
Yale University researchers say a community-based, collaborative oncology navigation approach works better than primarily hospital-based services in helping underserved minority women with breast cancer.

Takeaways from Young Women with Breast Cancer: Needs and Opportunities

Rosie Kelly
In episode 15 of the AONN+ Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast, experts discuss Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Needs Assessment of Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer and how oncology navigators can learn from these findings.

Evaluating the Correlation of Breast Cancer and Divorce

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Some studies suggest that a breast cancer diagnosis correlates with divorce rates. Oncology navigators can assist patients who may be experiencing relationship troubles by keeping an open line of communication.

A Survivor and a Navigator

Susie Ulloa, MD, RN, OCN, ONN-CG
2019 ONE Award winner Susie Ulloa discusses how her experience as a breast cancer survivor has influenced how she navigates her patients.