Oncology Nursing
3 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Alyssa Rickard
Scoop.it!

Job Shadow

treatments

more...
Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 31, 2014 9:49 PM
Targeted Therapy is one of the newer forms of cancer treatment. This uses drugs and other substances to attack and destroy only cancer cells. This tends to have less severe side affects than other cancer treating drugs.
Scooped by Alyssa Rickard
Scoop.it!

Types of Cancer Treatment | American Cancer Society

Types of Cancer Treatment | American Cancer Society | Oncology Nursing | Scoop.it
Find out how cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and many others work and what to expect when going through treatment.
more...
Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 1, 2014 8:12 AM
Hypothermia is using a higher body temperature than normal to destroy cancer cells. Very high temperatures are used to destroy tumors or cancer cells. radio waves, microwaves, ultrasound waves and other forms of energy are used to heat a specific area. or you can raise the humans body temperature a few degrees higher than normal, and this helps other treatments, for example radiation, to work better and more efficiently in the body.
Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 2, 2014 7:48 AM
Photodynamic therapy uses special drugs called photosynthesizing agents and light that kills the cancer cells. The drugs will only work if they are activated by the light which turns them on. This normally costs less then other treatments, and has no long term side affects when this treatment is done correctly. This treatment is able to target the cells very precisely. PDT is able to treat pre-cancers of the skin, and they are working on treating pre-cancers of the mouth, larynx, and other places.
Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 2, 2014 7:58 AM
Blood Transfusions are adding blood into someones body through an IV line. Some cancers cause internal bleeding, cancers starting in bone marrow may lead to low blood count or cancer treatments can also lead to the need for a blood transfusion.
Scooped by Alyssa Rickard
Scoop.it!

Justin Miller: The Childhood Cancer Fighting Ninja - YouTube

http://bit.ly/1380c3s Justin is battling childhood cancer for the 6th time. Follow his journey. "I'm not scared of anything because... 1. I'm a ninja 2. Ninj...
more...
Alyssa Rickard's comment, February 19, 2014 12:34 PM
A young boy reaches out to explain to everyone what it was like to my diagnosed with cancer numerous times and how he uses legos to keep himself occupied and his mind off of the disease. The family explains the affect it had on them and also how the newest treatment was extremely important to save Justin's life.
Scooped by Alyssa Rickard
Scoop.it!

job shadow

treatments

more...
Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 31, 2014 9:36 PM
Radiation therapy uses high energy particles or waves to kill and damage cancer cells. This is one of the most common treatments used. Special machines send radiation to the tumor or cancer cells in your body to overtake them. This is different than chemotherapy in the way that is only treats the tumor where chemo can treat the entire body.
Scooped by Alyssa Rickard
Scoop.it!

Advanced Technology to Treat Cancer

Advanced Technology to Treat Cancer | Oncology Nursing | Scoop.it
Advanced Technology to Treat Cancer
more...
Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 31, 2014 12:49 PM
Linear Accelerators are used to fight cancer by a computerized tool, creating a beam of light that can change shape and size and intensity of the beam created for different patients and their tumors from cancer. IMRT allows nurses to use stronger doses of radiation to try and overpower the cancer cells. High Dose Rate (HDR) is a away of killing the cells by using a catheter as a way of radioactive waves to travel throughout the body to the targeted spot.