Free access to research articles for #BreastCancerAwareness Month

Articles from Elsevier’s nursing journals explore the effectiveness of treatments, screening and prevention

Nurses play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. From administering breast screenings and chemotherapy to providing important support and information to patients and their families, nurses are involved in every aspect of a patient's care.

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Elsevier's NursingPlus platform, which hosts Elsevier's nursing content, is offering complimentary access to 10 articles relating to breast cancer from a selection of Elsevier's nursing journals. These articles will remain free through the end of October.

Normal versus cancerous mammography image (Source: National Cancer Institute)Identifying Patients at Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 66-67, Olbrys, K.M.

The Breast Self-Examination Controversy: What Providers and Patients Should Know,The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Volume 6, Issue 6, Pages 444-451, Allen. T.L., Van Groningen, B.J., Barksdale, D.J., McCarthy, R.

Clinical Update: Psychosocial Responses in Breast Cancer Survivors, Seminars in Oncology Nursing,Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages e1-e4, Knobf, M.T.

Systematic Review of Exercise Effects on Health Outcomes in Women with Breast Cancer, Asian Nursing Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 149-159, Chung, C., Lee, S., Hwang, S., Park, E.

Breast Cancer Follow-Up: Strategies for Successful Collaboration between Cancer Care Specialists and Primary Care Providers, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Volume 6, Issue 6, Pages 452-463, Zalewski, M.A., Beikman, S., Ferrari, S., Slavish, K., Rosenzweig, M.

Delay in seeking medical evaluations and predictors of self-efficacy among women with newly diagnosed breast cancer: A longitudinal study, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Volume 51, Issue 7, Pages 1036-1047, Chung, H., Chen, W., Lin, E.C., Tung, Y., Fetzer, S., Lin, M.

Shedding light on women's help seeking behaviour for self discovered breast symptoms, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, Volume 17, Issue 5, Pages 632-639, O'Mahony, M., McCarthy, G., Corcoran, P., Hegarty, J.

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography for Breast Imaging, Journal of Radiology Nursing, Volume 28, Issue 1, Pages 3-11, O'Connell, A.M., Conover, D.L., Lin, C.L.

Cancer and Its Treatment Effect on Young Breast Cancer Survivors, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Volume 25, Issue 4, Pages 251-258, Camp-Sorrell, D.

The effects of psychoeducation and telephone counseling on the adjustment of women with early-stage breast cancer, Applied Nursing Research, Volume 25, Issue 1, Pages 3-16, Sherman, D.W., Haber, J., Hoskins, C.N., et al.


Elsevier Connect Contributor

Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSNAs Executive Director of Clinical eLearning at Elsevier, Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN, oversees the development of continuing education online courses for practicing nurses. She has been a nurse for over 40 years, spending the first 17 years on the front line as a critical-care and trauma staff nurse, administrator and clinical specialist. For the past 23 years, she has worked in nursing publishing in the development of print and electronic products. One of her passions outside of her everyday work is participating as a board member for Project Helping Hands and volunteering to provide medical care to those less fortunate in developing nations.

To help people pronounce her name, Tryniszewski came up with the pneumonic device of "three chefs on skis" — tri (for three)-nis-CHEF-ski.

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