As a result of having VHL, Sheana has had many surgeries. At age 12 she had a hemangioblastoma removed from her brain. At age 15, a tumor was removed from her spine. At age 17, another from her brain. She also has had tumors behind her eyes.
A team of Roswell Park physicians has published a study that shows the importance of financial counseling for cancer patients to help them avoid “financial toxicity,” or the worsening outcomes after treatment that one group of patients experienced.
When you think of clinical research, you may picture doctors and scientists collecting data or patients trying new treatment regimens. However, some very important people are missing from this picture: clinical research nurses.