Thoracic Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening Benefits and Guidelines

Mu Lin
Lung cancer screening can help detect the cancer early and facilitate treatment that is likely to be curative. Guidelines have been developed for clinicians to interpret screening results and recommend management.

Supporting a Patient’s Choice to Smoke When Dying of Stage IV Lung Cancer

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG,Victoria Atkinson, MD
Some patients may find it difficult to give up smoking, even after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. These patients, and their family members, may require unique support through their diagnosis.

New Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) Guidelines Expand Screening Opportunities

Rosie Kelly
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations on qualifications for annual LDCT screens. Institutions should begin to prepare for an influx of patients due to the expansion in qualifications.

Members Memo: Thoracic Nurse Navigation Certification Task Force

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
A special thank you to the thoracic nurse navigators who came forward to create the thoracic certification examination. It is a sign of professional commitment and growth to volunteer for a task that will help one review their profession as well as learn something new such as test question development.

Insights into Navigation: Thoracic Cancer Certification

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Do you specialize in thoracic cancer?  Then we had you in mind when we decided to begin the development of subspecialty certifications!

Thoracic Oncology Navigation: Introduction

Pamela C. Matten, RN, BSN, OCN
Approximately, 5 years ago I applied for a job as a Lung Cancer Nurse Coordinator. My experience in oncology included working as a radiation oncology nurse and an infusion nurse. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what the new job entailed, but I was anxious to move on to something new.