The nurse’s role in preventing and diminishing side effects after chemotherapy

Review Article, Zdr Publ 2013;123(4): 325-329

MARZENA KAMIŃSKA, TOMASZ CISZEWSKI, AGNIESZKA BRONIKOWSKA, MARIA FERAŃSKA,
AGNIESZKA PAWLAK-WARSZAWSKA, ELŻBIETA STAROSŁAWSKA

Clinical Oncology Ward, St. John’s Cancer Center, Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.12923/j.0044-2011/123-4/a.13

 

Abstract

Chemotherapy is one of the basic methods of cancer treatment. The methods of treatment used in oncology have recognized therapeutic value, but each of them is related to the possibility of side effects.
Ensuring the effectiveness and safety of the use of anticancer drugs as well as prevention of symptoms occurring as side effects is a fundamental principle of the treatment team.Careful monitoring of the course of treatment can significantly reduce the incidence of side effects.

Keywords

cancer, chemotherapy, side effects.

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