Patricia Jakel, RN, MN, AOCN, clinical nurse specialist in the Solid Tumor Program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, was diagnosed with stage III invasive lobular breast cancer and was treated with CDK 4/6 inhibitors, providing her with a unique perspective as both a patient and clinical caregiver.
During CURE®’s Educated Patient Breast Cancer Summit at the 37th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, held March 5-8, 2020 in Miami, Florida, Jakel discussed how other nurses can help patients who are being treated with CDK 4/6 inhibitors, as well as their caregivers.
Assess. Ask the questions. Because oftentimes, you’re, they’re going to tell you the tough things, because they don’t want the doctor to take them off treatment. And oftentimes, I’ve taken the family in a different room than the patient to have a conversation with the family. And it’s a very…