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General chemotherapy education for patients (all that you want to know) What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy (or chemo) is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. How do chemotherapy work? Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells. Some healthy cells may also be affected by chemotherapy. Damage to healthy cells may cause side effects. Chemotherapy eliminates cancer cells, while minimizing the negative effect on normal, healthy cells...

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Treatment of chemotherapy on the liver Anatomy Honors, Period 6 Introduction Chemotherapy is known to have many negative side effects on all different parts of the body. Your hair falls out and your body becomes weak, but what effect does it have on your liver? This paper explores the effects chemo has on a person by review of scientific articles and experiments. Medicine Bleomycin is known to induce DNA strand breakage but is an integral part of chemotherapy in patients with...

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Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting

 Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting Grand Canyon University Introduction to Nursing Research NRS-433V Debbie Beck July 14, 2014 Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting The article that I choose for this assignment will review the interventions and prevention of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Unfortunately nausea and vomiting are one of the unexpected result of chemotherapy that can affect...

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Chemotherapy Practice Competencies

It is essential the nurse administering chemotherapy have completed a recognised training and assessment course, as per Cancer Care Alliance (CCA) chemotherapy education policy (2006), In 1998 The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) produced clinical practice guidelines in the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy, together with chemotherapy Nursing Practice Standards (CCA 2006) these set out safe working practices, thereby protecting both patients and staff from the risks associated with the handling...

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Chemotherapy Effects on the Patient and Their Loved Ones

The Effects of Chemotherapy StudentBaker College of Auburn Hills According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) they have published cancer facts and figures annually since 1952. These annual reports provide the most current information about cancer including the projected number of new cases and deaths for the publication year. Each edition of cancer facts and figures includes a special edition of in-depth focus on specific cancer or group of cancers. Many of those who are suffering and death...

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Therapeutic Management: Treatment for Nausea and Vomiting after Chemotherapy

Therapeutic Management (Nonpharmacological and pharmacological) treatment for nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy. A. Nonpharmacological treatment of nausea and vomiting Nonpharmacological management of nausea and vomiting will depend on the etiology of the nausea and vomiting. It may be caused by psychological, dietary, or physical conditions and this will determine what type of management may help improve the symptoms they may be having. Some of the these recommendation according to...

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Advances in Medicine

form, liquid form etc. But overall I believe that this procedure of anesthetics and pain medicine made a huge difference to the world to medicine. One other medical advance that has helped this generation has to be the chemotherapy or the alternative to chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the use of medication, mostly chemicals, to cure or kill cancer cells it can be used for antibiotics or other purposes too. The most popular and significance use for chemo is to kill cancer, some doctors use it to delay...

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clinical trials

target and destroy the tumour. Herceptin has demonstrated unprecedented efficacy in treating both early and advanced (metastatic) HER2-positive breast cancer. Given on its own as monotherapy as well as in combination with or following standard chemotherapy, Herceptin has been shown to improve overall survival, response rates and disease-free survival while maintaining quality of life in women with HER2-positive breast cancer. Herceptin is marketed in the United States by Genentech, in Japan by Chugai...

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Breast Cancer

emotional health. It wasn't until decades later when the use of the mastectomy was challenged. In fact, it is no longer the preferred method of treatment, but used only as a last resort. New treatments such as Radiation treatments as well as chemotherapy have come into existence and are making headway in the fight against breast cancer. Radiation therapy involves physically trying to shrink or destroy the tumor not with invasive surgery, but by directing lethal radiation to the exact location...

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Nursing MedSurg Lewis Ch. 16 - Cancer

1. The nurse is caring for a patient suffering from anorexia secondary to chemotherapy. Which strategy would be most appropriate for the nurse to use to increase the patient's nutritional intake? A. Serve three large meals per day plus snacks between each meal. B. Add items such as skim milk powder, cheese, honey, or peanut butter to selected foods. C. Increase intake of liquids at mealtime to stimulate the appetite. D. Avoid the use of liquid protein supplements to encourage eating...

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