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Pam Skurkay, Dianna Shafer, and Angela Hunter talk about following patients taking bisphosphonates and those who take Xgeva.
Pam Skurkay talks about when providers consider prescribing one class of drugs versus another with factors that include the patient's insurance and overall health.
Pam Skurkay talks about why taking an injectable is seen as beneficial for patient preferences.
Pam Skurkay talks about when she and other nurses began using a medicine to treat bone-related health issues and how they eventually allowed outside medical offices the pre-authorization to use it.
Dianna Shafer and Angela Hunter talk about the DEXA scan results, and how the implementation of a specific therapy helped decrease bone-related issues.
Dianna Shafer talks about how bone health goes with prostate health treatment, and trying to avoid skeletal health events.
Pam Skurkay, Dianna Shafer, and Angela Hunter discuss the positive scan results they are seeing post-immunotherapy when using denosumab.
Accreditation is important in setting standards. Dr. Bosserman explains, however, that as funding has dried up, fewer hospitals are willing to put up the money in pursuit of an accreditation that no one is requiring.
Vicki Kennedy stresses that there are many ways to engage patients in conversations about what they need as part of their cancer care. She suggests that the best tip is to locate resources and be proactive in asking patients about their needs rather than waiting until the patient is in crisis to get them services.
Vicki Kennedy emphasizes the shift that the cancer community is taking in providing support for emotional, psychological, and social aspects of care. She sites the Commission on Cancer as a leader in developing new standards for navigation services, distress screening, and survivorship care planning.
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