Terri Bentler, BSN, RN, OCN, CN-BN

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An act of love, not a burden to care for others

Why cancer survivors should not feel like they are a burden.
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Lung cancer screenings now available to help catch it early

Terri tells us more about lung cancer screenings.
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Tumor markers: What role they play in breast cancer care

Once you’ve been through a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, there’s one question that will always be on your mind: Will my cancer return? You may have heard about, or been asked by family or friends if breast cancer recurrence can be monitored by a blood test. This is a test for tumor markers, […]
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The labyrinth: Finding peace while walking

Have you ever experienced a walk in a labyrinth? I am not speaking of a maze, but another type that leads you from the outer edges to the center of a circle in a slow, contemplative stroll. The first labyrinth I experienced was during a retreat/education weekend in Rochester, Minnesota. We stayed at the Assisi […]
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Why accreditation matters when receiving cancer care

Learn why accreditation matters.
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Naked, conjugated, bispecific: mAbs explained

Learn how mAbs is used to treat different types of cancer
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What to know about external beam radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment using radiation to stop cancer cells from growing and spreading. You may be familiar with other uses of radiation such as X-rays or CT scans. Sunlight also exposes us to electromagnetic radiation through ultraviolet rays and infrared rays. A person can also experience environmental exposures to radiation — some […]
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Understanding your mammogram report

You’ve done exactly as recommended. You scheduled your mammogram and have done your research on the process. You know what to expect during your mammogram, but what about after? What do the results of your mammogram really mean? Setting the standard It all starts with a radiologist who will interpret your mammogram. Does anything look […]
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How your care team determines your cancer treatment

Oncologists make decisions regarding the best treatment for your cancer based on scientific evidence. Still, you may wonder how these determinations about which drugs are best to treat your individual cancer were made. Does the oncologist go back to a drug used previously? One with a catchy name? What is the rationale for the decisions […]
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Learn more about soul injury and how to overcome it

After its title captured my attention immediately, I recently viewed a webinar entitled, “Soul Injury.” Deborah Grassman, APRN, CEO of Opus Peace, moderated the webinar and described soul injury as: An aching wound perpetuated by loss without mourning and guilt or shame without forgiveness that is often manifested as a sense of emptiness, loss of […]
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Nurse navigator: Cancer survivors don’t walk alone

I like to walk the roads near my home. I enjoy the beauties of the outdoors and the chance for silence and listening to myself. As I walk, I find myself being careful not to step where others have left their footprint. I wondered why I felt this was important. Mulling this over, I concluded […]
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Are you nurturing your spirit during cancer treatment?

Are you spiritual? I am not talking about being religious. Wikipedia defines spirituality as; “Spirituality may refer to almost any kind of activity through which a person seeks meaning, especially a “search for the sacred.” It may also refer to personal growth, blissful experience, or an encounter with one’s own “inner dimension.” Our being consists […]
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Learn about how to control the waves of emotion

I met with a patient who was tearful and overwhelmed. She was experiencing very usual emotions after a cancer diagnosis. It was difficult for her to understand why she was feeling this way. She was uncomfortable with the waves of emotion she could not control. We all tend to feel we have control of our […]
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