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Patients, their families and the RNs treating them will be heartened to know that melanoma patients are living longer after their diagnoses, thanks to new medications that prompt the body’s own immune system to attack the cancer. Ipilimumab (Yervoy) is being prescribed for advanced malignant melanoma and can increase average survival from 6 months to 10 when combined with standard treatment. Nurses who work in every specialty are excited to see the positive effects of immunology drugs as they enter the market; however, they know they must learn to help patients mitigate some harsh side effects along the way.

As RNs who work with skin cancer patients may already know, **melanoma is in the top 5 most common cancers in the United States. There were over 75,000 new cases in 2013 and, currently, almost 1 million live with the disease now**.  Although melanoma is a small percentage of skin cancers overall, it does represent the majority of skin cancer deaths—and that’s why one of the most active areas in oncology research is melanoma. Targeting the patient’s immune system rather than the tumor was the “Breakthrough of the Year” title from Science Magazine late [+]


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Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatments Get the Facts on the Penguin Cold Cap R.N.s in oncology and med/surg jobs figure prominently into the care and treatment of breast cancer survivors; keeping patients’ morale high during chemotherapy is an absolute must—and that’s why compassionate professionals in registered nurse and travel nurse jobs should prioritize keeping up with the latest in alopecia solutions, recognized worldwide. The Penguin Cold Cap is such a solution, and grabbed the interest of the healthcare community at large, recently, when its related non-profit, The Rupunzel Project, which subsidizes the cost of cold caps for women with breast cancer, was featured on Good Morning America. The reason Cold Caps are increasing in popularity; It’s good news for your patients! Cold caps have been around for decades, but are only recently achieving success and popularity. First introduced in 1994, with FDA support pending until more studies are run on the risk of developing scalp metastasis, Penguin cold caps recently calculated a miniscule 1.1% risk. These studies were on women with cancer in the early stages, and further showed an 80 to 90% success rate among patients whose treatments allowed them to use the caps correctly.

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