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There are many challenging views on ethical dilemmas in the medical community, all of which take into account several interpretations and considerations that vary from one individual to another. In the world of cancer treatment, …

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Weighing the Pros and Cons: Should Chemotherapy be Given to Elderly Patients?

August 16, 2017 – 4:18 PM |

There are many challenging views on ethical dilemmas in the medical community, all of which take into account several interpretations and considerations that vary from one individual to another. In the world of cancer treatment, …

Cancer and End-of-life Care: Reflections of an Oncology Unit Nurse

May 1, 2017 – 2:55 PM |

Losing a loved one or seeing them suffer from severe illness is a difficult time in one’s life. When one family member has a terminal disease, the whole family suffers along with sick person. Cancer, …

Health Care Redefined: Underscoring the Pivotal Role of Nursing in Oncology

October 26, 2016 – 1:09 AM |

Cancer and termites have one thing in common—they both cause destruction. Many patients suffering from cancer ultimately end up with death. Cancer is sorted into different types which affect people rigorously with respect to their …

Accidental Exposure to Chemotherapeutic Agents: An Occupational Health Hazard for Oncology Nurses

August 10, 2016 – 8:37 PM |

Cytotoxic drugs, also known as anti-neoplastic or cancer chemotherapy drugs are expressly designed to kill or arrest the growth of living cells. They have been the mainstay of treatment of certain cancers but are also …

Helping Patients Cope with Grief: Creating a Niche for Nurses

July 4, 2016 – 5:49 PM |

In the past, nursing students learnt about anatomy and physiology of a system, dealt with an infected toe, a brain with infarcts, a heart with surgeries etc. but nowadays, students are learning about the wholeness …

Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Oncology: Is Resuscitation Always the Sole Rational Decision

June 13, 2016 – 6:41 AM |

Ethical dilemmas are present when there is a tension between two or more moral values. Identification of the existence of an ethical dilemma initially requires an awareness of ethical issues. The nurse must be the …

New Horizons – The Increasing Use of Monoclonal Antibodies in Oncology Care

January 8, 2016 – 11:10 PM | 7 Comments

Oncology is the branch of medicine concerning the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. Past studies have linked some cancers with certain lifestyle, behavioral and environmental factors. Six main hallmarks of cancerous growth have …

Diabetes – A Dangerous Predecessor of Advanced Liver Cancer?

February 5, 2013 – 8:22 PM |

Spend a day or two in one of the medicine wards of Civil hospital, Karachi, Pakistan and you will easily realize that chronic liver disease (CLD) is rampant in Pakistani society and diabetes faithfully follows …