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Assessing Pain with a New Tool

Although estimates of the prevalence of chronic pain vary, the number of persons experiencing chronic pain in the U.S. is substantial. According to a new study prepared by the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 11.2 percent of adults experience chronic pain. To...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The AOSW-funded Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) app provides individuals diagnosed with CLL support throughout their journey and is now available for download. Users can track and manage symptoms, gain coping skills, and better understand CLL and its treatment. Download...

source: AOSW

AOSW membership includes more than 1,300 oncology social workers practicing in hospitals, cancer centers, home care agencies, hospice, community-based oncology practices, community programs, patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions...

source: AOSW

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is presenting Blood Cancer 201: Moving Beyond the basics of Disease, Treatment and the Role of the HCP, a live, interactive and free CE virtual activity that will provide a more in-depth overview of blood cancers.The role of genomics and...

source: AOSW

You have until October 31, 2021, to submit an abstract to be considered for the AOSW 2022 Annual Conference, planned for June 15-17, 2022, in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge and experience with your fellow oncology social...

source: AOSW

It's not only cancer drugs that can lead to financial toxicity: commonly prescribed medications used to manage cancer-associated symptoms can put an additional economic burden on the patient.

source: Medscape

In 2018, the estimated cost of care for the 15 most common types of cancer in the U.S. was $156.2 billion, according to research published Oct. 6 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers from Hershey, Penn.-based Penn State College of...

source: Becker's Hospital Review


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