Tonsillar cancer: What nurses need to know

Schiech, Linda

Nursing . 46(7):36-44, July 2016.

Cancers of the head and neck, including tonsillar cancer, constitute up to 5% of all cancers. Heavy drinking, smoking, and human papilloma virus infection are prime risk factors. Be prepared to care for patients with tonsillar cancer by reviewing the pathology, diagnosis, and various treatment options presented here.

Non-small cell lung cancer: Recent advances

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne; Schiech, Linda

Nursing . 44(2):32-42, February 2014.

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer is the most common lung cancer type. This comprehensive article discusses risk factors, diagnostic testing, new staging descriptions, surgical and nonsurgical treatments, and evidence-based nursing interventions for patients as they progress through diagnosis and treatment.