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Advanced Practice Nursing Issues

Patient Fears of Tumor Cell Dissemination Secondary to Surgical Interventions-Part II

Stacy McClelland
Patricia Weiss
CJON 2014, 18(1), 117-118 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.117-118

Patient fears are an ever-present factor of patient care, and addressing those fears is a responsibility of the healthcare provider. One such fear may be of tumor cell dissemination secondary to surgical interventions. Preparing for such discussions will allow the healthcare provider to speak with authority on the topic of tumor dissemination secondary to breast biopsy or surgery, even in a situation where a patient has underlying fears.

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