World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/wjcor <p>World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research(WJCOR) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of cancer and oncology. As an important academic exchange platform, scientists and researchers can know the most up-to-date academic trends and seek valuable primary sources for reference.</p> en-US World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research Oncological Disease in Metastatic Breast Neoplasia and Palliative Care: A Review https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/wjcor/article/view/802 <p>Cancer is the second cause of death worldwide, affecting one in six people, with breast cancer being the most prevalent in females. Adapting to an oncological disease entails many physical and psychological changes that affect the patient and their families. This work aims to present existing scientific research on adaptation to oncological disease and the end of life of women with metastatic cancer aged between 45 and 65, framing with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (TAC). Fifty documents with publication dates between 2002 and 2022 were included in this study. It was found that there is much information on the topic in question, as it is a problem that affects not only women but also all the systems they are in. When faced with a terminal diagnosis, a woman faces many doubts and uncertainties, in addition to all the physical effects of the disease. Therefore, she should be accompanied by a team specialized in Palliative Care, which can provide her and her family with all the support needed in this challenging phase.</p> Luísa Soare Raquel Vasconcelos Ana Lúcia Faria Copyright (c) 2023 World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023-11-03 2023-11-03 122 132 Anti-Cancer and Anti-Fungal Activities of Calotropis procera: a Narrative Review https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/wjcor/article/view/727 <p>Calotropis procera, a medicinally important plant found in Asia, was explored for its anticancer and antibacterial properties in this study. The leaves of C. procera were extracted using methanol and FTIR and UV-VIS spectrophotometry were used to characterize them. Using the MTT assay and the disc diffusion test, the extract was examined for anticancer activity against the MCF7 breast cancer cell line and antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The methanolic fraction of C. procera was found to be efficient against the MCF7 cell line and dramatically suppressed MRSA growth. The metabolic fraction of C. procera leaves is important in suppressing the growth of the MCF7 cell line, and it has the potential to be an effective antibacterial agent, according to our findings. The implications of Calotropis procera for all healthcare professionals including oncologists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and nutritional therapists are significant. With the increasing incidence of cancer and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, there is a growing need for new, effective, and safer herbal treatments.</p> Shafqat Rasul Abid Rashid Muhammad Akram Umme Laila Rida Zainab Muhammad Talha Khalil Hadji Seydou Mbaye Mourad Ben Said Hanan Sneed Alharbi Hanadi Alabed Mahmoud Shahin Copyright (c) 2023 World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023-08-09 2023-08-09 102 121 Breast Cancer: A Review on Quality of Life, Body Image and Environmental Sustainability https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/wjcor/article/view/826 <p>Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide, with approximately two million new cases every year. The number of cases increases despite the high survival rate. The aim of this study is, therefore, to understand this cancer by finding out what has been studied in this area using scientific evidence published between 2003 and 2023. A search was therefore carried out for scientific articles and other relevant sources on the subject with free access, and 48 documents were then analyzed. According to the analysis, many studies have been conducted in the area, particularly on quality of life and body image. However, little has been done in terms of environmental sustainability and breast cancer.</p> Luísa Soare Lúcia Carolina Correia Silva Copyright (c) 2023 World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023-11-28 2023-11-28 133 144 Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nurses: An Integrative Review https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/wjcor/article/view/732 <p>Oncology nurses are more likely to get compassion fatigue (CF) than nurses in other fields because of the emotional stress and poor outlook of cancer patients. Because of this, the care might not be very good, the job might not be very satisfying, and there is a good chance that the patient's pain won't be noticed. <strong>Aim.</strong> To synthesize empirical evidence on compassion fatigue in order to extract the common, central, and fundamental elements that may improve nursing care. Design. An integrative review <strong>Results.</strong> Fifteen (15) studies met the eligibility criteria wherein five themes emerged. These are the level of compassion fatigue among oncology nurses, the oncology nurses' perspectives on compassion fatigue, precipitating factors leading to CF with 2 subthemes (work environment and a feeling of lack of support), the influence of compassion fatigue on the personal lives and general well-being of cancer nurses, and the consequences on the quality of oncology nurses' professional lives at work. <strong>Conclusion.</strong> CF is a significant problem for nurses who work in specialized areas such as cancer units, demonstrated as a basic incapacity to nurture others. The integration of studies provides evidence of clinical practice application which can provide better outcomes and improve nursing care<strong>. Implications for Practice.</strong> The findings provide understanding into healthcare practice on how to avoid compassion fatigue. Clinical management approaches that can mitigate compassion fatigue and its negative repercussions are presented, as well as the formation of peer support groups that have the ability to ameliorate CF.</p> Joseph Alipio Mary Grace Florendo Mary Gold Montilla Roison Andro Narvaez Copyright (c) 2023 World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023-07-26 2023-07-26 85 101