The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 07, 1987, Image 4

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By Beverly Click
Laying out by the pool and catch
ing a few rays between classes is
great if a bronze body is what one
wants. But those rays can be doing
harm to the skin.
Nurses around the state realize
this, and they are taking steps to de
tect not only the cancer that can be
caused by the sun, but other kinds of
cancer as well.
Barbara Holmes, MSN (master of
science and nursing), RN and the di
rector of the newly created Nurse
Oncology Education Program, says
that the main cancers nurses see are
breast, cervical, oral, testicular and
skin cancer. Oncology is the medical
branch dealing with tumors, partic
ularly malignant ones.
The nursing program is a five-
year project that started in February
to train nurses in the prevention and
detection of cancer, Holmes says.
The Texas Cancer Council, which
was established by the 69th Texas
Legislature, funds the program with
state money, the nurse says.
Even though the program is pro
jected to be in existence for only five
years, it probably will continue if the
survival rate of cancer increases, she
Holmes says that originally there
was a nursing committee, which she
chaired, that looked at the overall
amount of cancer in Texas and real
ized the need for a statewide cancer
“Cancer is very prevalant in
Texas, more so than in other states,”
Holmes says.
The Texas program already has
“We want to cut down on
the number of Texans dy
ing each year. ”
— Barbara Holmes, pro
gram director
been praised by the American Can
cer Society, American Medical Asso
ciation and American Cancer Insti
tution, Holmes says. If the program
does well it will give other states the
incentive to initiate the same kind of
program, she says. Only two states,
Pennsylvania and Illinois, now have
cancer prevention programs for
nurses and theirs are smaller,
Holmes says.
There are several goals of the pro
gram, Holmes says. One of them is
to make sure that the nursing
schools are teaching oncology, which
she hopes will he achieved by work
ing with the deans and directors of
each school, she says.
Another goal of the program is to
provide increased continuing educa
tion to nurses serving cancer pa
tients and their families. Holmes
says. The program will present
seven one-day workshops around
the state on the subject of cancer
prevention and physical, as well as
psychological, treatment of the pa
tient, she says.
The program also will train every
nurse to he a cancer prevention and
detection nurse, she says. The goal.
Holmes says, is to have every nurse
talk to the patients about cancer and
then check them for the disease,
even if they came to the clinic or hos
pital for hemorrhoids or strep
The public needs to have knowl
edge of the advantages of early de
tection because the disease can be
cured if found in the early stages,
she says, but it might not he if it is
advanced. Checking patients when
ever they come in will belt) in this,
Holmes says, and so far, tne public
seems open to the idea.
The program also hopes to dis
cover why the public doesn’t use
early cancer detection measures.
such as breast self-exatninatio
how to teach the publictousi
measures, she says.
And the members want tod
clearinghouse for oncologyr
he able to learn what is g
around the state in cancer
t ion. I lolmes says.
The nurses will fget the l
cancer prevention trainin'
need at workshops aroundiIk
she says. Every nurse, practice
student, will have the oppom
learn about cancer prevenn
Financial assistance lor id
tation to the workshop andsa
ments to them for time miJ
work, will he available, she»J
no fee will he charged to the:
who attend the programs. >
“Since most nurses areundj
and because of the severe sj
of them,” Holmes says, "theor.1
to get nurses to go is tosupd
T he nurses interact morevi
patient than the average pbj
does, so it is to the advantage
public for the nurses to beabltj
tect cancer in the early j
Holmes says.
"T he bottom line is that kj
to cut down on the numberd
ans dying each year," shesav j
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Companies sell parasitic wasps;
livestock owners swat fly problem
By Ty Walters
A solution to the problems caused
by one of nature’s peskiest members,
the fly, may be just a swat away.
Several companies have started
selling parasitic wasps to livestock
owners across the country to combat
the problems brought on by the fly.
The wasp is the natural enemy of the
The wasps, which are about the
size of a gnat, prey on the pupal
stage of the fly.
The small predators attack the
pupae and either devour it or lay
their own eggs inside of it.
Cliff E. Hoelscher, a Texas Agri
cultural Extension Service entomo
logist, says the wasp can be an effec
tive extermination device in the
barn, Hoelscher says, because tight
quarters cause it to attack the flies in
a more concentrattd area, making
the results more noticeable.
The most popular use of the wasp
has been in large poultry barns,
Hoelscher says, where the animals
are closely confined and flies can
cause major problems.
proper environment.
The tiny wasp is most effective
when used inside a relatively closed
Hoelscher says barns containing
the insects have experienced about a
75 percent to 80 percent decrease in
the tly population, compared to the
95 percent kill rate normally asso
ciated with today’s pesticides.
“But you don’t have to put out any
toxic chemicals into your barn,” he
This is the advantage manufactur
ers hope will convince livestock own
ers to switch to biological Ilv control.
Colorado Insectory, a company
that’s researching biological pest
control, sells two specie^''of wasps.
One species is for arid climates and
another for cooler, drier areas. '
The company says its biological
method costs 40 percent to 60 per
cent less than chemicals and can be
administered with very little effort.
The program recommended by
Colorado Insectory requires a barn
operator to make an application,
which involves sprinkling the spe
cially-packaged wasp eggs onto in
fested areas about once every week.
The adult wasp hatches within 16 to
18 days, depending on the species.
Hoelscher says the only problem
involved with this type of lly control
is the amount of time required be
fore an owner can see results.
"It takes time,” Hoelscher says.
“They have to go through about
three life cycles before they become
He adds that the wasps might be
sensitive to some brands of insecti
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death ol Etta Urdiales, 25,
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gomery County where the
was found. State Districtji
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Also charged in the case
cobs’ sister, Bobbie JeanH,
who has not Ireen tried yet.
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Urdiales in connection wth
death of his wife.
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