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Chemotherapy and the cell cycle

01 February 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

There are three main methods of treating cancer – surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy – each having a specific role in the management of malignant tumours, and...

Chemotherapy infusion times: a comparison of infusors with Hickman catheters and PICCs

01 December 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Patients must receive the correct dose of chemotherapy delivered over the prescribed period of time. Ambulatory 5 fluorouracil (5FU) chemotherapy is commonly...

Comparing methods to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia

01 July 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Alopecia is a common and distressing side effect of chemotherapy treatment. The condition is partially preventable by cooling the scalp prior to chemotherapy...

Improving the patient’s experience of cancer-related fatigue

01 November 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

Fatigue is a complex, multifactorial disorder with physical, mental, and psychological dimensions that has been associated with diminished quality of life (QOL) in...

Continuing therapy in childhood leukaemia

01 December 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common form of childhood cancer and a major part of the treatment protocol involves oral chemotherapy taken as an...

Peripherally inserted central catheters: patient involvement

01 October 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

A wide range of catheter devices are now available through which to deliver treatment to patients. However, patients are seldom asked for their preference of device....

Hand-foot syndrome: exploring the provision of information for patients

01 April 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article explores the literature on hand-foot syndrome (HFS), a potentially painful side effect of chemotherapy that can have a serious negative effect on...

A team approach to palliative chemotherapy

01 March 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Small cell lung cancer accounts for 20 per cent of the primitive lung carcinomas. The prognosis is unfavourable, since two thirds of patients present with extensive...

Development of a nurse-led service for patients receiving oral capecitabine

01 October 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article discusses the introduction by one cancer centre of oral chemotherapy agent capecitabine (or Xeloda*). Patients are able to administer this preparation...

Renal cell cancer: causes, prognosis, management and treatments

01 April 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Most patients who develop renal cell or kidney cancer can be treated with a radical nephrectomy. However, for those who present with metastatic disease, the...
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