Goals and Cancer

Posted on January 25, 2022

Content created with input from Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW One of the less often discussed ways patients with cancer can be affected by their diagnosis is in their perspectives of the future. Envisioning the Future It may be difficult for patients who are in the midst of their cancer journey to see past their immediate […]

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Nurse Navigators: Expertise Confirmed

Posted on January 14, 2022

Thompson’s Nurse Navigators Achieve Excellence In 2021, several Thompson Cancer Survival Center (TCSC) nurse navigators obtained additional nursing certifications. Some earned the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators AONN+ Oncology Nurse Navigator- Certified Generalist certification. Others earned the certification as Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), and some added both to their lists of credentials. We […]

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Celebrating Pharmacists

Posted on January 12, 2022

National Pharmacists Day January 12, 2022 is National Pharmacists Day.  This is a day meant to acknowledge the important role of pharmacists in healthcare and to thank them for their work. While all pharmacists are poised to impact patients’ lives, oncology pharmacists certainly play a very active role for patients who are on treatment for […]

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Managing Diabetes with Cancer

Posted on January 6, 2022

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 122 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes. The CDC also reported more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in one year in the United States. With these numbers, it is no surprise that patients come through […]

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Patient Resource Guide

Posted on December 31, 2021

At Thompson Cancer Survival Center, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can seem overwhelming. We want you to know you are not on this journey alone. Our goal is to put patients first in everything we do and be the first and best choice for cancer care in our region. Our staff is committed to […]

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Oncology Pharmacy: Tools of the Trade

Posted on October 4, 2021

Content authored by Kasey Smith, PharmD, Clinical Oncology Pharmacist Closed System Transfer Devices – What are they? Why do Thompson Oncology Group’s Pharmacists and Techs use them? To begin this discussion, and to understand how the Oncology Pharmacists’ and Techs’ use of CSTD impacts care,  we must answer a different question: What are hazardous drugs? […]

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Cancer and Mental Health

Posted on May 26, 2021

This content was written by Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW, of Thompson Cancer Survival Center.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize the impact that a disease like cancer has on mental health. That’s why it is critically important that cancer patients discuss their mental and emotional health with their family members and […]

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Navigating Food and Medication Interactions

Posted on May 12, 2021

This content was written by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, one of  Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians. In the oncology setting, it is common for patients to begin new medications. Chemotherapy drugs treat cancer, and your provider may prescribe medications to prevent or manage side effects of treatment. I hear many patients say they […]

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